Why you should stop calling yourself a non-native speaker

Do you still talk about yourself as a ‘non-native speaker’? In this video I give 3 reasons why by using the term ‘non-native speaker’ in the recruitment process, you’re basically shooting yourself in the foot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJ-3gFRXEY Reason 1: Prefix non is negative First really important reason is that the prefix non itself has a very […]

How to use non-native speakers as pronunciation models

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 standard ‘native speaker’ voices to model pronunciation. We frown upon having a foreign accent. Thus, inadvertently, perpetuating native speakerism That’s why I’m really excited about this lesson plan prepared by […]

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Thanks for on the email list I really appreciate that you still want to be part of this community. To keep in touch, I’d encourage you to join our FB group Join our FB group: Join Now I’m also quite a social creature, so I hang around on different platforms. Why not follow me there […]

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 […]

Five reasons for teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca use

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 […]

Want to teach English as a non-native speaker? Follow these 7 steps

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.

How To Develop Professionally As an English Teacher During Corona Times

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 […]

Where Can I Teach English As A Non-Native Speaker? Flanders, Belgium

Wondering where you can teach English as a non-native speaker? In this video you’ll learn why Belgium is a great place.

Pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca Use: What Is Lingua Franca Core?

Ever wondered how to teach pronunciation for global communication? All your questions answered in this video.

Top job interview tips for non-native speaker teachers: Interview with Josh Round

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 […]