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Saturday, 29 October 2016
Native English Teachers vs Non-native English Teachers
Non-native and native English teachers
are a part of our education department. Non-native and native English teachers
have their own ability, their ability has a same good quality. Unfortunately,
many people think that the only one that has a good quality is a native English
teachers. Our non-native English teachers only have a limit space to teach in
their own country. What I mean by “limit space” is that in our country the
non-native English teachers have to face the reality that many parents want
their children only being taught by a native English teachers. Parents think
that non-native English teachers are not so good for their children, they
afraid if their children being taught by the wrong person because of many cases
that happened in Indonesia especially criminal cases that Indonesian teachers
have done in some schools like what happened in Jakarta International School
two years ago. Fortunately, not all the teachers in Indonesia like that.
Teachers in Indonesia especially non-native English teachers have their own
ability to understand their students more than other people.
Non-native English teacher also has a good quality.Many parents think that
non-native English teacher is not as good as native English teachers because
they are incompetent (Nelly Martin, 2011). On the other hand, non-native
English teachers know their students well. What I mean by knowing their
students well is the teacher and the students have the same culture because
they live in the same country, Indonesia. Therefore, the teacher can treat the
students in the right culture and the teacher knows what they mean and what
they want. By this natural behaviour, the students may feel comfortable and
enjoy to learn English with their teacher.
Not all the students understand what the native English teacher means.We all know that since we were
born, we spoke in Bahasa Indonesia. Because of the culture that the students
had since they were a little, they may face many differences in the way the
native English teacher taught them. Besides that, the non-native English
teacher can solve this kind of problem. Non-native English teacher already
knows what Indonesian students’ habit and how they learn (Prem,
2011). It seems like non-native English teachers can handle their students well.
They can talk or share what they need to their English teacher. Their English
teachers can know more and learn from what their students have shared with
them. From what the students have shared with their non-native English teacher,
they both can learn and know more about what their problems are, and maybe they
can solve it in a right way.
Native English teachers’ salary might be expensive.Native English teachers may have
a better level of teaching than non-native English teacher but in average
their, “good level” is a same. Unfortunately, what parents want is the highest
level of native English teachers. There’s a lot of non-native English teachers
with a less salary than native English teachers. With their small salary, they
also have a high level of teaching like native English teachers (Gene Netto, 2011). They can be an expert in their
own way, they can do the best to teach the students and the students can
understand well what their non-native English teachers are saying. Other words,
non-native English teachers know well their Indonesian students than native
Native English teachers and non-native English teachers are at the same
level. They have their own ability. The very good ability that can be improved
every time and everywhere. By teaching many kinds of students, teachers’
natural behaviour can increase easily. Teachers are teachers. Native English
teachers or non-native English teachers are the same; they are good in
everything to make their students become a brilliant people.