NNS (Non-Native Speaker)

A Non-Native Speaker (NNS) is someone who speaks a language that is not their first language. In the context of English language learning, NNSs are individuals learning or using English as an additional language. Understanding the needs and challenges of NNSs is crucial for effective language instruction, as they may encounter difficulties with pronunciation, idiomatic expressions, and cultural nuances. Teachers can support NNSs by providing clear explanations, contextualized language practice, and opportunities for meaningful communication.