By Ido Stamler
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 “A native speaker (NS) of a language is a person
who has acquired the language a their first language
in childhood. Na...
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 Up until the 1990’s, it was believed that the objective
of L2 learners was to achieve the level of a native
English sp...
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 Nowadays, the definitions of native speaker vs. non-
native speaker are obsolete.
 Many people today are bilingual- s...
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L2 Users &
Expert Users
Non-Native Speaker are
divided today into:
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Example of an L2 User
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Ucp_fC3II
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 Anyone who know a second language and uses it in
life, regardless of level.
 Their knowledge of the language is lesse...
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVx-XsOoqUw
Example of an Expert
User:
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 Proficient, high level users of a language- regardless
whether it is their first language or not.
 Use more colorful ...
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 Scott Thornbury, An A-Z of ELT
 Vivian Cook, The Native Speaker
 Vivian Cook, Creating L2 Users
References:
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Native speaker

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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Native speaker

  • 1. By Ido Stamler
  • 2.   “A native speaker (NS) of a language is a person who has acquired the language a their first language in childhood. Native speakers are considered to know this language intuitively, and to use it accurately, fluently and appropriately.”  (Scott Thornbury, An A-Z of ELT) What is a native speaker?
  • 3.   Up until the 1990’s, it was believed that the objective of L2 learners was to achieve the level of a native English speaker.  Native speakers were considered to be better ESL teachers, regardless of proficiency or experience.  Any difference from speaking as a native speaker was considered a failure. Native Speakers in ESL- The Past
  • 4.   Nowadays, the definitions of native speaker vs. non- native speaker are obsolete.  Many people today are bilingual- speak two languages or more proficiently.  Non-native speakers have learned English in a classroom, and so are more equipped to teach it to others. Native Speakers in ESL- Today
  • 5.  L2 Users & Expert Users Non-Native Speaker are divided today into:
  • 6.  Example of an L2 User  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Ucp_fC3II
  • 7.   Anyone who know a second language and uses it in life, regardless of level.  Their knowledge of the language is lesser than that of a native speaker.  Usually speak with accents, and choose different grammatical structures and syntax than monolinguals. L2 User:
  • 8.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVx-XsOoqUw Example of an Expert User:
  • 9.   Proficient, high level users of a language- regardless whether it is their first language or not.  Use more colorful language. Insert adverbs and idioms such as: “hold your horses”, “know the ropes”, “mum’s the word”, etc.  Use suitable grammatical structures, including the perfect tenses. Expert User:
  • 10.   Scott Thornbury, An A-Z of ELT  Vivian Cook, The Native Speaker  Vivian Cook, Creating L2 Users References: