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The phrases "English teacher", and "Teacher of English", surely both refer to the subject being taught rather than the nationality. This will become obvious when one considers the phrases Geography teacher, Maths teacher etc. For example, my mom and sister are both English teachers (really). They are also English-speaking, since English is their first ...
Either can be correct if used in the proper context: Case #1 "I am a teacher of English. Teaching the language is my profession and I am current unemployed." Case #2 "I am an English teacher. Teaching the English language is my job at Linwood School." Case #3 "I am an English teacher. My nationality is English and I have a position as Instructor of ...
Of English is an adjective prepositional phrase. To say I'm an English teacher implies you're from England or you're an English citizen.
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