What can I do?

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 ‘native’ or a ‘non-native speaker’ teacher, a recruiter, a 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 of their nationality. Some of them are:

  1. Write an article for TEFL Equity Advocates blog.
  2. Share the website with your friends.
  3. Add the supporter’s badge to your site and a statement of support.
  4. Support your ‘non-native speaker’ colleagues.
  5. Join one of the FB groups.
  6. Talk to your employer about equal rights for ‘native’ and ‘non-native speaker’ teachers.
  7. Give a workshop on equality or propose it as a topic.
  8. As a teaching association, follow in the footsteps of TESOL Global, TESOL France and CATESOL and take a stand against discrimination of ‘non-native speaker’ teachers by issuing a public statement.
  9. As an employer, choose your staff based on their qualifications, experience and language proficiency, giving equal opportunities to ‘native’ and ‘non-native speaker’ teachers and join the ELT Hall of Fame.
  10. Openly speak out against this prejudice.
  11. Be proactive. Stop turning a blind eye. “Indignez – vous”, teachers!