Communication behaviours of EFL learners in a native English-speaker teacher's class: A case in Hong Kong

Ching Man LUK

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglishes in Asia: Communication, identity, power and education
EditorsAndy KIRKPATRICK
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Victoria
PublisherLangauge Australia
Pages289-300
ISBN (Print)1876768479
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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communication behavior
Hong Kong
teacher
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linguistics
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Citation

Luk, 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.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning