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Pronunciation

'English with an accent' listening lesson plan by Anes Mohamed

This is the second 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 and Non-native Foreign Language Teachers: Tribute to My Teachers' by Anita Lewicka

This post was originally published on 9th January 2015 by Anita Lewicka on her blog and is republished by TEFL Equity Advocates with full permission and consent of the author. You can access the original post here. “Only native speakers or near-native speakers” – you may often come across such a line in various advertisements …

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'Sounding out ELT hiring policies in South Korea' by Martin Sketchley

I started my English language teaching career soon after completing my undergraduate degree in 2005. South Korea appeared to be a wonderful opportunity, as all you needed to qualify as an English language teacher was to be a Native English Speaker (NS), hold a degree in any subject from an English-speaking country and be willing …

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'Inside the classroom of a non-Native English Speaking teacher' by Eszter Hajdics

In her talk, given this year at ELTed in Cork, Eszter Hajdics shows that nNESTs have numerous strengths which are very often overlooked in the recruitment process (around 70% of all advertised posts are for NESTs only – see this post) . As a result, she argues that the ideal language school is one where …

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Can nNESTs also be good pronunciation teachers? by Laura Patsko and Katy Simpson

  Katy Simpson and Laura Patsko have spoken at numerous conferences about their classroom experiences related to the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, and presented for the British Council Seminar Series on the topic. They co-author the blog ELF Pron and tweet via @ELF_pron. Katy is a teacher and materials writer with an …

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