nNEST: bush-league teachers? I don’t think so…

This is the second post in our Teacher success stories series. The first one was about Irma Horvath, who despite being a NNEST, landed a great job with the BC in Malaysia, and is now training other teachers. You can read it here. This time we move to Italy, where Larissa set up her own […]

Only NESTs can provide a 'good' language model. Really?

The previous post I wrote for this blog opened a can of worms and caused quite a stir on the British Council FB page, where a fervent discussion started – which you can still read here. I’m really grateful to the BC team for sharing the post, leading the discussion and supporting the rights of […]

"It all comes down to PASSION" by Sabrina De Vita.

We’re really thrilled that Sabrina De Vita agreed to share this excellent post with us, and we are looking forward to more guest posts from her in the future. You might be wondering who Sabrina is. It might be easier if I pass the baton to her. This is how she describes herself on her […]

Interview with Peter Medgyes

So here it is – the interview with Peter Medgyes, as promised in the previous post, where I briefly introduced him and his work. I’m really thrilled that Peter agreed to be interviewed for our blog, and I’d like to once again thank him for it here. Hopefully, we’ll get more opportunities in the future […]

An interview with Peter Medgyes – a teaser

I’m delighted to tell you that Peter Medgyes has agreed to give us an interview! Yey! 🙂 It should be ready quite soon, but before we publish it, I thought it might be a good idea to briefly introduce him and his work here to those who are perhaps less familiar with it. Peter Medgyes […]

Native speakers only job ads and EU law

I don’t need to tell you that the vast majority of ELT jobs in the private sector are for ‘native speakers’ only. But when I wrote this blog post back in 2014, I would have never expected to see such job ads: It’s quite ironic to see such job ads in 2019 on the European […]