It’s time we acknowledged the fact that TEFL is not free of discrimination. While you’re reading these words another NNEST colleague might have been turned down for a post based solely on their nationality.
It’s time we spoke out against this prejudice. Discriminating NNESTs affects us all and only by working together can we deal with it.
There are many different ways in which each and every one of us can get involved in advocating equal employment rights for all teachers. Whether you’re a NNEST, NEST, recruiter, teaching association or a student you can do your little bit to help bring about the change and encourage equal treatment of all teachers, regardless … Continue reading What can I do?
Here you can find an alphabetical list (by last name) of some of the individuals and organisations who already support TEFL Equity Advocates. If you would like to become a part of the movement, get in touch here. Your name will be added to the list together – if you wish – with a short … Continue reading Current supporters
The candidate must be a ‘native speaker’. Only ‘native speakers’ should apply. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of ELT job ads with similar language. According to various studies, about 75% of ELT posts advertised on the Internet is for ‘native speakers’ only. So what do we do about it? Well, we can write back. And … Continue reading Write back
If you would like to further support #TEA (TEFL Equity Advocates) campaign, you can add one of the #TEA supporter badges below to your website or blog. You can do this by right clicking on the picture and copying its url, which you can use to upload the badge to your site. Alternatively, right click … Continue reading #TEA supporter badge
Marek Kiczkowiak and James Beddington are conducting research to investigate students’ and recruiters’ attitudes towards nNESTs (non-Native English Speaker Teachers) and NESTs (Native English Speaker Teachers), as well as students’ perceptions of ideal teachers. Each survey can be conducted on-line, is anonymous and will take you between 5 and 10 minutes. We would appreciate if … Continue reading Research
Running TEFL Equity Advocates over the last two years would not have been possible without all those individuals who have donated their time, expertise and helped with the website and other ventures of TEFL Equity Advocates along the way. I can’t possibly list them all here (you know who you are!), but if I can list … Continue reading Donate to TEA