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Month: May 2015

Talk to the expert: interview with Bethany Cagnol

I’m delighted to share with you another great interview from the Talk to the Expert series. This time I had the pleasure to chat to Bethany Cagnol, who is the past president of TESOL France. You can find her full bio below the interview. You can tweet about this @teflequity and @tesolfrance using #TEA hashtag. Click …

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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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Talk to the expert: Interview with Rosa Aronson, the Executive Director of the TESOL International Association

I’m delighted to share with you this interview with Rosa Aronson, who’s the Executive Director of the TESOL International Association. We discussed how TESOL International tries to fight against different forms of discrimination in our industry, including that of Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs). You can find position statements issued by TESOL here. On their …

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#ELT chat summary on whether, or rather how leading ELT organisations should support non-Native English Speaking Teachers' rights

The topic for the #ELT chat on March 18th was whether leading ELT organisations should support NNESTs (Non-Native English Speaking Teachers) and stop discrimination against them. Unfortunately, I feel this topic was not really addressed by the participants and the discussion focused mostly on the market demand for NS (Native English Speakers) and the various …

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