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A lot of you are probably familiar with the acronym EFL, or English as a Foreign Language. Some of you probably have heard as well
I had been working as the Director of Studies (DoS) at a language school in Siberia for over a year when the time came to
Often, ‘non-native speakers’ ask me where they can teach English. Is it even possible to teach English abroad as a ‘non-native speaker’? If you’ve been
The ‘th’ sound is a very difficult sound to pronounce. But does it actually matter for intelligibility. Does it make any difference for clear pronunciation?
Recently, I’ve talked to Lee Mackenzie about discrimination in ELT job ads. Lee has researched different forms of discriminatory hiring practices in ELT and shares
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We all know that English is primarily used by ‘non-native speakers’ as a global lingua franca. Yet, for the most part, we still only use
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
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
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