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    #1

    Red face about teachers and instructors

    1) instructor of English OR instructor in English? I've seen both on jobs' advertisements.

    2) I was told that English teacher can mean a teacher of English or a teacher whose nationality is English. Therefore is it less confusing to say I am a teacher of English?

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    #2

    Re: about teachers and instructors

    (Not a Teacher)

    1) They're both acceptable.

    2) A native English speaker would likely assume that you mean a teacher of English. We usually qualify teachers by the subject or field in which they teach, not by their nationality.

    Of course, if the conversation is about teachers of various nationalities, then it might be assumed you are referring to the country of origin, not the subject they teach. Context is important.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 31-Mar-2012 at 18:55.

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    #3

    Re: about teachers and instructors

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    (Not a Teacher)


    2) A native English speaker would likely assume that you mean a teacher of English. We usually qualify teachers by the subject or field in which they teach, not by their nationality.
    Well said.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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