Can nNESTs also be good pronunciation teachers? by Laura Patsko and Katy Simpson

  Katy Simpson and Laura Patsko have spoken at numerous conferences about their classroom experiences related to the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, and presented for the British Council Seminar Series on the topic. They co-author the blog ELF Pron and tweet via @ELF_pron. Katy is a teacher and materials writer with an […]

Equity without myths or stereotypes by Michael Griffin

On 20th May James Taylor published a post on this blog entitled: Why I wish I was a non-native speaker of English, which caused quite a stir and a very enthusiastic response. I really encourage you to read both James’ post and the comments below it, before (or after) reading this post by Michael Griffin. […]

Why I wish I was a Non-Native English Speaker by James Taylor

I’m thrilled that James Taylor agreed to write a guest post for us 🙂 I met James in Costa Rica and we worked in the same school for a while. He talked me into starting blogging and gave some invaluable advice on it, as well as on teaching freelance. Here’s what he says about himself: […]

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 […]