Teacher Training

Implications of Non-nativeness on Teacher Recruitment

Non-nativeness is an increasingly important area in ELT. Whilst some research has been carried out on non-native teachers and their credibility, there have been few indications inside articles which tackle the topic from the recruitment angle. The aim of this paper is to investigate the challenges which non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) and ELT organisations encounter; provide a framework for recruiting NNESTs; and suggest some practical tips for potential non-native teachers and those who are already …

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; Islamic Perspective

Bismillah, was-salatu was-salamu ala rasoulellah, In this paper I am going to present Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the context of fulfilling human needs in Islam. I will provide examples from Qur’an and sunnah.   Islam is a complete way of life which was chosen by Allah, the creator of the heavens and the earth.  Thus, Islam is totally appealing to human needs as it organises both physical and spiritual sides of the human …

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Prophet Muhammed’s Teaching Methodologies

In this article, I am going to look into the teaching methodology of the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) relating it to the contemporary educational theories. The paper will be divided into three sections: 1) Introduction, 2) The prophet’s teaching methodology, 3) Conclusion. Introduction Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is the greatest teacher who was able to transform the behaviours of a group of Bedouins in the Arabian Peninsula into the world’s leading civilisation in a relatively short time. …

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Promoting Non-native Trainers’ Credibility

Should an ELT trainer be only a native speaker? How are non-native speaker trainers perceived by teachers? This session demonstrated some practical tips to boost non-native trainers’ credibility. Being a non-native trainer, especially when you have native colleagues is a challenge. Trainees usually have this “non-nativitis” for many reasons, such reasons are related to credibility. Below are some tips to overcome this problem. Language-wise: Language mistakes: Non-native speakers have certain types of mistakes, sometimes fossilized, …

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