How can language assessment be designed so that it better represents real-life language use? By Vinicius Nobre
The influence that assessment has in the way we teach is undeniable, though often overlooked. A lot of decisions related to our teaching, such as resources, materials, techniques, sequencing of activities, lesson objectives and other pedagogical elements are consciously (or unconsciously) impacted by the assessment tools that we rely on – or are forced to […]
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 […]
In this article you will learn a step-by-step process to getting TEFL jobs as a non-native speaker. This process works despite the widespread preference for native speakers and even if you’ve been turned down before.
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 […]
Wondering where you can teach English as a non-native speaker? In this video you’ll learn why Belgium is a great place.
Ever wondered how to teach pronunciation for global communication? All your questions answered in this video.
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 […]
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.
Teaching listening for English as a Lingua Franca use: 3 tips to quickly choose the right recordings
Now it’s no secret that English has become the global lingua franca of choice (ELF). This means that as a result your students are very likely to interact with other ‘non-native speakers’ of English, which of course might pose challenges in terms of being able to understand a wide variety of accents. While published materials […]
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 […]