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Month: January 2015

Talk to the expert: Interview with Ken Lackman

This time TEFL Equity Advocates talked to Ken Lackman, a freelance teacher trainer and a former Director of Studies at EF Toronto. For more interviews and articles from ELT experts, visit the Talk to The Expert section. Why do you think so many language schools decide to recruit only native speakers despite the fact that …

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Does it matter to students whether their teacher is a nNEST? by Bella Ruth Reichard

This is not a success story about employment, but about my own perception of myself as a non-native English speaking teacher. I teach EAP (English for Academic Purposes) to mainly Asian students with IELTS 5.5-8, based at a UK university. Starting out I first came into contact with EAP as an international student at Durham …

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