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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(24); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062418.

A Chinese Study of Foreign English Teachers Employment in Online Recruitment Advertisements


Zhou Xuewei

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Zhou Xuewei

Shaanxi Xueqian Normal University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


The research focuses on the question of whether the norm based the native speakerism has been embedded in the online recruitment advertisements for English teachers in the second tier city, Xi’an of China. The research reports findings from analysis of job advertisements in the two online job websites eChinacities and Bosszhipin — 37 for Bosszhipin and 92 for eChinacitie. The analysis reveals that regardless of scholarly efforts to promote professionalism instead of native speakerism within the teachers of English, native speakerism is still an important hiring criterion in job recruitment and discrimination against Non-native English language teachers (NNELT) is still evident in English professionals. Such discrimination may put NNELT at a disadvantage in their competition for positions in schools. This suggests that it is professionalism instead of native speakerism that should be the criteria in recruitment for English teachers.


Native, Non-Native, English language Teachers, Online recruitment advertisements

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Zhou Xuewei. A Chinese Study of Foreign English Teachers Employment in Online Recruitment Advertisements. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 24: 104-112. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062418.


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