In this globalized era, many individuals around the world are becoming members of multiple language and sociocultural networks due to factors such as socioeconomic and geopolitical restructuring, increased international migrant mobility, growing minority rights movements, and revolutionary communication technologies.
This book follows the structure of the seminal book by Peter Skehan (1989), Individual Differences in Second Language Learning. The objective of Dörnyei’s book is to provide a single-authored monograph on language individual differences (ID) research.
In a recent search in the ERIC Database, I found roughly 1,500 papers related to the issue of a teacher’s national origin. Despite this huge amount of information, numerous essays, opinion papers, and so on, it seems that there is not any way to agree about who is the better teacher. When preparing this column, I had the opportunity to speak to a TESL-EJ fan, Nick Kearney, who is the Director at the Center of Languages at Florida University College in Valencia, Spain.