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Native Speaker Privilege and Unprofessionalism within the ESL Industry by Kevin Hodgson 

These days, there is a lot of talk about privilege, particularly white male privilege, in English language media.  It is argued that people who fit these racial and gender profiles receive institutional benefits because they “…resemble the people who dominate the powerful positions in our institutions” (Kendall, 2002, p. 1).  However, others have argued that …

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'English with an accent' a reading lesson by Anes Mohamed

This is the third lesson plan to appear on TEA aimed at raising awareness of different issues surrounding native speakerism in ELT. This time designed for EFL/ESL students. Pop back to the Activities and Lesson Plans section every now and again as it will be regularly updated with lesson plans both for ESL/EFL classes and for teacher training . …

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'Native speakerism as a form of racism' by Kirill Degtyarenko

This article was originally published on 24th November 2014 @ low-throughput blog here. Racism, as well as native speakerism, only survive if they are constantly reinforced through daily discourses that make them seem natural, increasing their power through making them invisible and less likely to be challenged. Todd Ruecker Six, no, wait, seven months after my …

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'Drive for Quality Education of English in Japan' by Nicky Sekino

Hello. My name is Nicky Sekino. I think you notice that my name consists of an English first name and a Japanese last name. You may think that I am from an English-speaking country with a Japanese ancestry. The fact is I am not from an English-speaking country but from Japan and with no foreign …

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'Re-imagining the non-native speaker' by Sherrie Lee

Marek Kiczkowiak: I’m delighted to share with you here the post ‘Re-imagining the non-native speaker’, originally published in 2011 by Sherrie Lee on her blog here. Sherrie emailed me this post a couple of weeks back, asking if I’d feature it in Articles and Posts section on the website, which I was of course more than happy to …

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