josh round

Top job interview tips for non-native speaker teachers: Interview with Josh Round

It’s been a while since I published a video on my YouTube channel

And one of my new year’s resolutions was to post more videos on YouTube, Facebook and Insta. I spent last weekend preparing a list of topics, so you’ll definitely see more videos from me in the coming weeks and months.

But today I’m sharing part of an interview I recorded way back with a good colleague of mine, Josh Round. He’s a director of studies at St Giles London.

One of the key problems that many non-native speakers face when job hunting is the interview stage. That’s why I asked Josh to share his top tips for job interviews.

You will learn:


  • what the most typical questions are and how to answer them
  • what you need to do as a non-native speaker to impress the recruiter
  • what Josh and other directors of studies value most highly in candidates.

Hope this video gave you some good ideas how you can succeed in a job interview as a ‘non-native speaker’. 

And as I mentioned above, I’ve been preparing a list of video topics that I’d like to address. Here are a few ideas which you’re likely to see me do a video about:

  • Are native speakers better English teachers?
  • Should I worry about having an accent as a non-native speaker?
  • Which companies hire non-native speaker teachers?
  • Where can I teach online as a non-native speaker?

But ideally, I’d love to hear from you. So let me know which topics you’d like me to make a video about. What are some of the questions and challenges you have?

Leave me a comment below, and I’ll record a video on your chosen topic.

5 1 vote
Article Rating

Join TEFL Equity Academy

Promote equality. Tackle native speakerism. teach English for global communication.

Show this post some love. Share it with colleagues.

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on vk
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ahmed Tarek
Ahmed Tarek
1 year ago

Thanks, Marek, for the interview tips; indeed handy!

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Join our Community

Support Equality. Tackle Native Speakerism. Learn to teach English as a Lingua Franca

Get Your FREE e-book

Learn the 5 steps you need to take to get TEFL jobs as a non-native speaker

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on vk