2019 has been a fantastic year, both professionally and personally. And I really feel that we’ve made some good progress towards promoting greater equality in ELT. Of course, there’s still a long way to go, and there are still numerous discriminatory job ads around. However, if we continue working together, we can and will achieve […]
Struggling to find TEFL jobs as a non-native speaker? This post will show you exactly what you need to do to start getting more job offers and more clients.
It’s been a while since I went on a rant on this blog, but I hope I’m not out of shape yet. There is something that has frustrated me for a long time in the whole ‘native’ and ‘non-native speaker’ debate, and it’s probably high time I vented my frustration. The ‘native’ vs ‘non-native speaker’ […]
How to Develop Your Students’ Communicative Skills Through Role Plays: Paraphrasing by Carolin Zehne
Previously on this blog, I shared a lesson plan which helped students understand unfamiliar (non-native speaker) accents of English, which they are likely to encounter outside the classroom in our globalized world. Apart from this, it’s also important to practice communication strategies in order to prepare students for the use of English as a lingua […]
Finally, after many previous unsuccessful attempts, I had a paper published in ELT Journal (yay!). ELTJ is one of my favourite ELT peer-reviewed journals for several reasons, but one of them is undoubtedly their focus on practice. The papers published there are short, to the point, and the researchers always try to highlight what practical […]
I’m sure you’re all aware of the countless job ads for ‘native speakers’ only that just don’t seem to go away, but morph into job ads for ‘native’ level teachers with ‘native-like’ proficiency (especially in the EU, where advertising for ‘native speakers’ only is illegal). But this is just one, albeit perhaps the most visible, […]
You will learn 3 easy-to-follow steps that will allow you to get TEFL jobs and succeed as an on-line non-native speaker teacher
When you think of high proficiency levels, say B2 and above, one of the characteristics might be the use of idiomatic expressions. When you hear a student say I’m absolutely over the moon, you might think to yourself ‘oh wow, that’s a very natural way of putting it’ and wonder where the student might have […]
The use of English as a lingua franca in our globalized world today has expanded dramatically over the last decades. Students thus need to be prepared for the use of English as a lingua franca outside of the classroom. However, in many classrooms around the world, there still is a dominant focus on rather traditional […]
If you want to increase your chances of getting TEFL jobs as a non-native speaker teacher, you need to up your social media game. And this post will show you exactly how to do this.