Targeting the Target Language


The linked article by the fantastic Scott Thornbury provides a review of the rise of communicative teaching from Berlitz to present models of delivery that emphasise the need for “native-like fluency” when recruiting teachers. Thornbury argues against this potentially exclusive practice (what does ‘native-like’ mean, or even ‘fluency’ for that matter?) and makes a compelling case for non-native L2 teachers.

Click here for the article.