The objective of the present study is to understand the beliefs conveyed by two teachers, two co-ordinators and two students in relation to the myths of the native speaker teacher (henceforth NST) in the English language teaching context, as well as the way such beliefs engage with further voices on a macro level (Bakhtin, 1997), and the hegemonic discourse which privileges the NST (Pennycook, 1998; Phillipson, 1992). The investigation s theoretical framework is based on a social construcionist view of language (Bucholtz & Hall, 2005; Moita Lopes, 2001, 2003), which understands discursive practice as a locus for either the revalidation or questioning of the myths of the NST (Langellier 2001; Moita Lopes, 2001; Threadgold, 2005). The micro analysis is based on the identification of evaluative resources, examined under two theoretical perspectives: evaluation expressed via narrative practice (Bauman, 1986; Bruner,  1997; Labov, 1972, Linde, 1993, 1997) and the semantic resources of the Appraisal System (Martin & White, 2005; Vian Jr., 2011). This research was conceptualised within the qualitative and interpretive paradigm, and the choice of participants aimed to encompass different profiles with possibly distinct perspectives. The semi-structured interviews were guided by the approach proposed by Mishler (1986), hence the analysis both recognises, as much as it takes into consideration, the unavoidable influence of the participant researcher s identities. The data anaylsis identifies that, during the interaction, positive judgements of capacity and normality permeate recurring supervaluations of the NST, whose identities emerge from a binary construction between the latter and the non native speaker teacher (henceforth NNST), painting the NST as the privileged standard and the NNST as a deviation from the dominant native model (Duszak, 2002; Nayar, 2002). Such perspectives find themselves at odds with critical approaches gaining force in the fieldof applied linguistics, which have problematized the pedestal occupied by the NST (Canagarajah, 2007; Kumaravadivelu, 2006; Pennycook, 1998; Phillipson, 1992; Rajagopalan, 2003, 2009). Although this research was carried out with a small group of participants, the interview analysis suggests that the participants align themselves with the maintenance of the conventional status quo, indicating the importance of not only opening up space for discussion of the theme, but the necessity for researchers to take up a more active role, in order for the interview to become a fruitful site for more considered reflections and possible reconstructions.