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TEFL for non-native English speaking teachersEven according to more conservative estimates, English as a second language is spoken by around 430 million people. At the same time, the number of those who speak it as their mother tongue is around 400 million (Crystal 2003:67). Having turned into the prime language of international communication, English has gained and continues to gain a greater number of "users" compared to the number of those who are its "owners" as L1 speakers. Accordingly, the number of people learning English from "users" rather than from the "owners" themselves is considerable. It is therefore interesting to examine the role that non-native english speakers play in teaching English to other non-natives. Some authors draw attention to the difficulties a non-native speaker of English encounters while trying to act as a "well-informed source" on the English language from a linguistic as well as a cultural point of view (Medgyes 1999:31-36). Such problems include issues like the use of vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs, up-to-date slang, oral fluency, pronunciation or listening