Talk to the Expert: interview with Dale Coulter

Dale Coulter has taught in a variety of teaching contexts for the past five years including general English, younger learners and Business English. He now specialises in corporate language training and is the Human Resources Manager for All on Board in Berlin. Acronyms: NEST – native English speaking teacher NNEST – non-native English speaking teacher […]

'I am Hank, or being a NNEST in Prague' by Karin Krummenacher

All names used in this article have been changed. The conversations and emails quoted in this article have been pieced together from various conversations the author has had over the years, which nevertheless in the author’s opinion accurately convey the current and real situation in the local ELT market. I met Larry in a café […]

'Why native speaker teachers are often a bad thing!' by Adrian Tennant

In this article, originally published in IATEFL Voices. Issue 202 May – June 2008 and republished here with full consent of the author, Adrian Tennant asks if NS (Native Speaker) teachers are, in fact, as fit for purpose as we believe. Adrian’s bio note can be found below the article. At last year’s IATEFL Conference in […]

Teacher success stories: interview with Erica Olah

The interview was conducted by Andrew Davison, founder of Learn English Budapest and Learn English Prague, both of which have been included in the Hall of Fame for their commitment to give equal employment opportunities to both native and non-native English teachers. You can read the interview with the founder of Learn English Budapest here. Erica’s […]

Recording of James Taylor's webinar: 'Why I wish I was a non-Native English speaker'.

In this post I’d like to give you a summary of the first TEFL Equity Advocates webinar: ‘Reflections on “Why I wish I was a non-Native English Speaker”’, which was given on February 22nd by James Taylor, the president of BELTA (the Belgian English Teachers Association), which supports the project. You can watch the complete […]

Refusing to accept job ads for native speakers only: interview with Helen Strong

In this Talk to the Expert interview I spoke with Helen Strong, the chair of MELTA (the Munich English Language Teachers Association). Recently, they decided to stop publishing job ads which require the candidate to be a native speaker and I was curious to find out what the reaction from the recruiters has been. Why did […]

Talk to the Expert: interview with Isabela Villas Boas

This week TEFL Equity Advocates had the pleasure to talk to Isabela Villas Boas, who is the Academic Superintendent at Casa Thomas Jefferson, one of the biggest and best-known English language schools in Brasil. Recently, I’ve added the school to the Hall of Fame for their long-standing commitment to giving both native and non-native speakers […]