ㆍ발행기관 : 대한언어학회ㆍ수록지정보 : 언어학 / 20권 / 1호 / 173 ~ 191 페이지 ㆍ저자명 : ( Nam Kyu Park )
This qualitative study investigated native English teachers` sociocultural perceptions of Korean people and culture. Two native English teachers working in a university in the midwestern Korea participated in this study. Research data were collected through in-depth interviews, participant observations, sustained and longitudinal conversations. Thematic analysis method was utilized to discover any recurring patterns or themes in the data. According to this study, native English teachers have positive perceptions of Koreans they meet on a personal level, but they had negative perceptions of Koreans they meet at such organizations as governmental offices, academic institutions, and big companies. They consider Koreans very unique, interesting, and somewhat hard to understand. They feel they are mistreated since they are foreigners, and that their voices are not heard properly. More communication between the two parties will promote mutual understanding and contribute to better English education in Korea.