Case study: Teaching a Non-Native Language

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    Yemi (イェミ)

    Not quite sure why a Jamaican teaching English is being used as an example of a non-Native teacher...

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    italki

    Dear Adam and Yemi,

    Apologies for the wrong example. We have replaced the example with a new one. Thanks for your reports.

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    Yemi (イェミ)

    I teach Japanese as well as my native language, English. At the moment, there seems to be a large imbalance in supply and demand for Japanese. I actually have way more adult Japanese students than English students. Additionally, I have had one student tell me they had native Japanese teachers, but they couldn't explain things so they preferred a native English teacher. 

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    Adam (Edited )

    Yeah, it's strange that a Jamaican is used as an example here, even when simply hovering over those red bars indicates that English is "native". And this is an official italki post. I expect them to know better.

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