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Clinton Kyle Singh: Sep, 4, 16
Native speaker means that you speak the language that your students speak though you are teaching them English. For example, if you speak French, and go to Ivory Coast to teach, you as an English teacher capable of speaking French fluently will be regarded as a native speaker. Hope this helps!
CHARLES ANOKA: Sep, 8, 16
Being a Native Speaker of English language is geographical. Countries whose native language or mother tongue is English just as you have your native language in your country. Some of these countries are: UK, USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND.
Most employers prefer Native speakers
Subhash Neelakantan: Sep, 29, 16
I agree with Mr.CHARLES ANOKA. My views are also same
John Vitols: Oct, 1, 16
Native English speaker (NES) means born in a country where English is the native language. Countries such as Britain, the US, Australia . . . Schools look for NES as teaching involves the use of grammar and those to whom English is not a first language will always struggle with that. Let’s suppose I want to learn to speak French, who would I employ; a French national, or a Russian who can speak French?

If not a NES, my advice would be to focus on writing and publishing articles to show your grammar skills, stress the English degree in your resume and accentuate any experience you have, which might get you a foothold in TEFL and build up a reputation.

ruel amoranto: Oct, 5, 16
NES usually pertains to people whose nationality are from US, Canada, UK, Australia and South Africa.
Lucian Jora: Nov, 1, 16
Well...I would rather say those born, raised with the education completed in US, CA, AUS, NZ, UK, Ireland and South Africa (some parts only)...at least this is the definition given to me some 12 years ago by the NZQA.

Jimmy Vlachos: Apr, 10, 17
Native Speaker refers to the primary language you were raised with in your native land. Your country of birth's mother tongue. This, however, will not always be the primary determiner of placement when looking to teach English abroad. There are many, many other factors to take into consideration, such as the city you choose, the type of institution you prefer, as well as the type of contract you enter into. To find out more regarding all of the aspects of pertaining to teaching English in China, check out https://blog.movinhand.com/work-abroad/teaching-english-in-china. Feel free to contact me through the blog for any further queries. All the best!
LeeAnn Bailey: Jul, 10, 17
Natus in Latin means of the womb. Its the language you heard pre birth and after. My daughter was born in Sudan, she is American, all she has ever heard pre birth and after from both her parents has been English, hence she is a native English speaker.
Andrea Brown: Aug, 11, 17
He KNOWS what native speaker means....
Andrea Brown: Aug, 11, 17
Not.... Those are the PREFERRED locations. I am a native English speaker. My instruction was in English and in fact, our educational system was British. Never ceases to amaze me how preferences end up redefining a concept.
tracy omoruyi: Aug, 13, 17
I UNDERSTAND YOUR FEELINGS TOO. THEY ONLY SEE SOUTH AFRICA AS NATIVE SPEAKERS. I THINK THE RECRUITERS IN ASIA COUNTRY HAS LESS INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER AFRICA COUNTRY TOO. JUST IN MY CASE THEY CONSIDER NIGERIA COUNTRY AS IF WE ARE NOT NATIVE SPEAKERS. AM FROM THE SOUTHERN NIGERIAN WE STUDY ENGLISH FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, IS A DAILY TALK IN MY COUNTRY.
I AM SO SHOCKED THAT ONLY SOUTH AFRICA IS CALLED A NATIVE SPEAKER. AND SOUTH AFRICA HAS 9 NATIVE LANGUAGES.
IT IS WELL.
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