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    Question Need help !

    Hello,


    What's the difference?
    between :"an English teacher"&"a teacher of English".

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    Re: Need help !

    Neither is, by definition, different from the other; however, I will give you my sense of the two terms.

    An English teacher is someone who teaches reading comprehension, literature, writing, grammar and usage to elementary and secondary students who are native English speakers. However, an English teacher could also be a teacher of any kind who is from England.

    A teacher of English is someone who teaches the English language to non-native speakers.

    Again, this just my sense of these terms. Others on this forum will certainly have different interpretations.

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    Re: Need help !

    Word-stress also plays a role. Stress on the word English makes the phrase English teacher a compound, meaning “a teacher of English”; stress on the word teacher means “an English person who is a teacher.”

    Source cited here.

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    Re: Need help !

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