Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1(3), pp. 170 - 174
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010305
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Legitimacy of Teaching English Composition as a Non-native Speaker


Ayşe Naz Bulamur*
Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT

I examine how American students respond to foreign instructors, who teach English Composition and Research Writing. I discuss how minority teacher’s cultural, lingual, and ethnic differences interfere with classroom dynamics in the United States. I rely on my experiences as a Turkish instructor of composition at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2004-2010) to talk about how international teaching instructors have the position of authority in classroom.

KEYWORDS
International Teaching Assistants, English Composition, Contact Zone, and Ethnicity

Cite this paper
Ayşe Naz Bulamur . "Legitimacy of Teaching English Composition as a Non-native Speaker." Universal Journal of Educational Research 1.3 (2013) 170 - 174. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010305.