Success of English Foreign Language Education




Mo, Zijun

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title



This project studies how age of onset and the choice between Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) influence the success of early English education. English is commonly taught as a foreign language not only in China but in most Asian countries. The wide popularity and large population of English learners makes it important to discover what factors may affect the effectiveness of EFL education. Some findings have been gained. There are different advantages in EFL learning for students of different ages and different advantages that NESTs and NNESTs provide to language learners. Young learners have advantages in learning listening comprehension and pronunciation whereas older learners have advantages in learning grammar and vocabulary. NESTs and NNESTs have been compared in seven aspects and the comparison results show that NNESTs are not inferior to NESTs as English teachers.



foreign language education, young and late learners, qualified teachers, native/non-native English teachers