Book Chapter

"Why do you think she's good?" Initiating dialog over standards

J Orton

Moving TESOL beyond the Comfort Zone: Exploring Criticality in TESOL | Published : 2014


© 2014 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. The spread of English and the increasing movement of students internationally challenge the social norms of first language users as the benchmark standard. Yet, little dialog has been initiated over the possibility of establishing a threshold of performance acceptable to both first and second language users. The need for such dialog is evident in the research presented here. Responses by Chinese and Australian tertiary English language educators to video recorded presentations by 19 Mainland Chinese advanced learners revealed significantly different views of appropriate behavior, with opposing responses to kinesic features especial..

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