Five reasons for teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca use

You have probably heard quite a lot recently about teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca use. I’ve written quite a lot about it too. So perhaps you’ve been wondering why: Why would I change how I teach pronunciation? Why would I start teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca use? In this […]

How To Develop Professionally As an English Teacher During Corona Times

Every crisis brings an opportunity. And even during these difficult times during the COVID crisis, there are things we can do as English teachers to develop professionally. There are two upsides to this. First, diving into learning something you’ve always wanted to learn but never had time to do, can keep you sane. And more […]

You don’t look like a ‘native speaker’: Racism in ELT

When we talk about native speakerism, we typically emphasise the discrimination those perceived as ‘non-native speakers’ suffer. It’s easy to forget, though, that there is a far more sinister problem lurking in the background.

Racism.

Can a non-native speaker teach English in Thailand?

The short answer is: absolutely! You CAN teach English in Thailand as a ‘non-native speaker’. The longer answer is: you need to know where and how to look. And be prepared to tackle native speakerism. In this post I’ll show you what the potential challenges are of getting a TEFL job in Thailand as a […]