Critical Comparison between native and nonnative English teachers

A teacher who comes from a native land does not know the accent of the students and thus cannot get attuned with the children who are from the different social backgrounds. Besides, it becomes difficult for the teacher to understand the requirements of the children. And therefore the students lose their interest in that particular teaching method of that teacher. It is very important for a teacher to know the nerves of the students. A teacher can become their support if he/she can win their hearts. A good teacher is not someone who has profound knowledge of a subject but a good teacher is someone who knows how to understand the need of the students and knows how to facilitate them. While proceeding towards the comparison in details it is necessary to first shed some light on the definition of culture as defined by Geert Hofstede. According to the cultural dimensions premises acknowledged by Geert Hofstede, the westernized nations like the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, etc. creates the individualist bunch and is placed at one severe end of the band whilst the Asian nations such as Pakistan, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, etc. form the collectivist bunch and is placed at the other intense end of the range. The western countries do not have strong cultural values while the Asian nations are strongly bound to their culture. Here culture represents things like family bonding, respect for elders, sticking to morals and ethics, etc. Hofstede stated that the general populace of a region experiences a countrywide culture that is known as National Culture. The phrase “National Culture” implies the single culture representing the whole country that helps in the cultural discrimination of the citizens of one country from the citizens of another country. Now as it becomes clear in which ways National culture can affect an individual, it is essentialfor us to know the significance of an ESL class.