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April 08, 2004

English Teachers as Economic Migrants

Scott Sommers runs the "Taiwan Weblog", which he describes as "a forum for the discussion of scholarly opinions of issues on language and language education with a particular emphasis on Taiwan and East Asia." It currently has an interesting ongoing series of posts about English teachers in Asia as "economic migrants". Among the issues discussed are whether the children of English teachers in Japan and similar countries can be classified the same as those of "expats" and military personnel, and whether such children "may be linguistically and socially handicapped".
Scott Sommers' Taiwan Weblog

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