This paper attempts to present and discuss evidence of Hong Kong Chinese students’ communication behaviours reflecting their localized cultural and linguistic identities and power in English lessons taught by a native English-speaking teacher. By having at their disposal a local language not shared by the teacher, the students, though having only limited English proficiency, have demonstrated a rich and dynamic variety of communication behaviours in making their voices heard. Findings from these behaviours revealed the inadequacy of a native English-speaker teacher who is culturally and linguistically incongruent with those of the local students. Copyright © 2002 Langauge Australia.
|Title of host publication||Englishes in Asia: Communication, identity, power and education|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
CitationLuk, J. C. M. (2002). Communication behaviours of EFL learners in a native English-speaker teacher's class: A case in Hong Kong. In A. Kirkpatrick (Ed.), Englishes in Asia: Communication, identity, power and education (pp. 289-300). Melbourne, Victoria: Langauge Australia.
- Teacher Education
- Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning