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Volume 2 Number 2, Summer 2005, Pages 1-151   

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Beware of Blind Westernisation of TEFL in Asia: A Chinese Case Study

    Gui Qingyang

This paper deals with the issue of potential blind Westernisation of TEFL in Asia by conducting a case study of TEFL in China and looking at such concepts as process and outcome, extrinsic motive force and inherent motive force, and teacher's qualification: scholar and teacher. The author points out that "internationalization" and "modernization" can easily turn into "Westernisation". The comparison of the occidental with the Asian system of TEFL is made to offer the kernel of a powerful argument about the future of TEFL in Asia - Go your own way.