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    Question what is correct?

    ive always had this question, what is correct?
    1-"I want to be an english teacher"
    2- "I want to be a teacher of english"

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    Re: what is correct?

    Hello Miss Fer,

    Both are correct (except that "English" has a capital E).

    However, "I want to be an English teacher" is the more common version.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

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    #3

    Re: what is correct?

    "I want to be an English teacher." sounds better too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss fer View Post
    ive always had this question, what is correct?
    1-"I want to be an english teacher"
    2- "I want to be a teacher of english"

    1 -"I want to be an English teacher"
    2- "I want to be a teacher of English"

    Both of them are correct and acceptable!

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    Re: what is correct?

    Hi Conan Doyle!

    Welcome!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello Miss Fer,

    Both are correct (except that "English" has a capital E).

    However, "I want to be an English teacher" is the more common version.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
    Thank you very much!!


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    Re: what is correct?

    I want to be a teacher of english
    If you want to use this, you better rephrase it into this:
    I want to be a teacher of English language.

    It sounds better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss fer View Post
    ive always had this question, what is correct?
    1-"I want to be an english teacher"
    2- "I want to be a teacher of english"
    Hi

    In my opinion "an English teacher" is a teacher of English origin who teaches English[or any other subject]; a teacher of English is a teacher -of any other origin but not of an English one- who teaches English, as well.
    Take my case :I am Romanian and I am a teacher of English.

    As far as I `ve noticed up to now , the two expressions are used alternatively and considered almost snonyms, or , at least , I think so.
    I`d like to see an expert`s opinion here because when I subscribed to this site I did not have the opportunity to choose -in my profile[Member Type]- the expression "teacher of English" but that of "English teacher"! I don`t mind that. However, I`d like to see if my judgment is right or not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    In my opinion "an English teacher" is a teacher of English origin who teaches English; a teacher of English is a teacher -of any other origin but not of an English one- who teaches English, as well.
    Take my case :I am Romanian and I am a teacher of English.

    As far as I `ve noticed up to now , the two expressions are used alternatively and considered almost snonyms, or , at least , I think so.
    I`d like to see an expert`s opinion here because when I subscribed to this site I did not have the opportunity to choose -in my profile- the expression "teacher of English" but that of "English teacher"! I don`t mind that. I`d like to see if my judgment is right or not.
    Hello teia!
    It's good thing you mentioned this!
    ENGLISH does not refer to his nationality in this case. It refers to the subject he is teaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Hello teia!
    It's good thing you mentioned this!
    ENGLISH does not refer to his nationality in this case. It refers to the subject he is teaching.
    Hi Jason!

    Thank you so much for clarifying that!

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