Have you seen these resources you can use today to support Non-native English teachers?
The ‘Best Practice Poster’ is a message you can proudly display at your school or organisation to mildly suggest people check their bias and understand the dichotomy between teachers and non-teachers!
The ‘Cover Letter Template’ is your answer to any job ad you need to be sending your application to, but still haven’t since you don’t fit the ‘native speaker’ from a specific country, which is an entirely discriminatory requisite certain associations should be persecuted for – THEY are in the wrong, YOU are in the right – so send your cover letter and let them know this is inappropriate (I hope this helps with finding the right words to start!)
The Articles and Slides I’ve written and presented with at IATEFL and EAQUALS, along with other articles on this subject, will give you a head start on this issue and hopefully make you realise you are definitely NOT alone in this battle.
Your cover letter is ready to be edited and sent along with your professional CV. Just download and tweak, as you see fit.
Language School “Best Practice” Poster
Here are some examples with schools that have decided to exhibit these posters in their organisations!
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS OUT TODAY TO DISPLAY AT YOUR WORKPLACE or LANGUAGE SCHOOL.
YOU CAN SEND ME YOUR LOGO AND I WILL INCLUDE IT IN THE DESIGN FOR FREE AND E-MAIL IT BACK TO YOU FOR A PERSONAL TOUCH.
Slides used at Eaquals International Conference 28-30th April, Venice, Italy.
Slide on CEFR Descriptors
Podcasts and Interviews
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Native Speakerism – Research Articles
The Negative Influence of Native-Speakerism on the Sustainability of Linguistic and Cultural Diversities of Localized Variants of English: A Study of Local and Expatriate Teachers in South Korea