The Non Native Speaker

Empowering Non-Native Speakers around the Globe

Continuous Professional Development
for Multilingual Teachers

The pervasive monolingual bias present within many societies threatens the well-being of bilingual or multilingual professionals. 

Bilingual–monolingual comparisons with methodological approaches upholding monolingual norms are not equitable to most teachers. As non-native speaker teachers, we often search for ways to prove our worth, and often times we do so through trainings and more trainings, certificates on top of certificates.


These live training sessions will be held every month from July to December 2023 – to uncover hot topics for English teachers on mindset, strategy, career advice, bilingualism, multilingualism, second language acquisition, pronunciation and much, much more!

Each session has a special guest who will be conducting the training session to give their expert take on topics and trends in English Language Teaching to encourage, uplift and inform participants on how to make the most out of theirs skills as non-native teachers and tap into their full potential.



Breaking The Chains of

About the Session:

In the dynamic world of language teaching, NNESTs often find themselves navigating the challenging terrain of over-compensation, over-justification, over-qualification – the relentless pursuit of proving their worth and expertise beyond measure.

Rhiannon shares about how it is essential to strike a balance between acknowledging the realities of the world we live in and recognising that participation in the “must try harder” mindset is not the only path to success.

About Rhiannon: With over a decade’s experience of language teaching in various English schools, and having gained her DELTA in 2018, Rhiannon decided to set up her own business in 2020. She has moved away from language teaching and is now a mindset coach, helping her high-level clients overcome the mental and emotional barriers that prevent them from enjoying their English.

Empowering Multilingual Teachers: The Ultimate Phonology Primer

About the Session: 

The session is designed specifically for educators with a diverse language background, so that it inspires you to master the intricacies of English phonology and effectively guide your students through their language learning journey.

About Dennis: Dennis Warren has been teaching English for 20 years. He spent many years as academic manager of a prestigious language school in Southern Brazil, but now works as an independent teacher and teacher trainer. Dennis has a background in formal and computational linguistics.

Raising Bilingual Kids No Matter Your Language Background

About the session:

Does one language interfere with another? How soon or late should be start raising bilingual children and what are some ‘dos and don’ts’ we need to consider? Most importantly, what does some of the modern research say about bilingualism and our ability to learn 2 or more languages at a young age? We will be addressing all these questions in this session with Kaila!

About Kaila: Kaila Diaz is a sociolinguist (M.A.) who specialises in childhood and family bilingualism. She is the director of Bilingüitos (, an educational platform and online community for parents raising bilingual kids. Kaila also hosts the Bilingual Parenting Podcast.

Defeating Systemic Bias in English Language Teaching

About the Session:

Recording of the Live Session with Braz-Tesol on Native Speakerism and its pervasive ideology. The talk was sponsored by ILE SIG and MG Chapter.

About Meri: She is the founding member of The Non Native Speaker. She holds a CELTA and a Global DELTA Cambridge Diploma from CLIC International House in Seville, Spain, as well as a Master’s Degree in Language Studies.

Native vs. Non-Native Teacher: Which is more effective?

About the Session:

Being both a Spanish and English teacher, David possesses the experience of instructing in both his native and non-native languages. We will be inspecting the valuable assets multilingualism brings when assisting students, and how this can help with the ability to empathize and guide students along a similar path to achieve their language goals.

About David: David Cabeza’s education, knowledge and experience are highly humanistic, eclectic and diverse. He is a recent neuro-language coach who studied Forestry at University and got the C2 Cambridge Certificate after migrating to the UK. He has worked in around 10 different fields (from CEO of a company to sandwich man), and he has taught different fields (from makeup artists to vets). He has also lived in different countries (from the UK to Uruguay) and learned English when he was 33!

How to build an Authentic Teaching Brand as a NNS

About the Session:

The workshop ‘How to build a personal teaching brand as a non-native speaker’
In the 60(-ish) minutes of the workshop we will cover how to build a brand that stands out in the saturated ELT market so you can find your own perfect and well-paying clients. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the principles of marketing your language teaching services and have more confidence to get visible to your potential clients, ‘even’ as a non-native speaker. We will cover the principles of branding, different ways of online marketing and pricing your services. There will also be time to ask all your burning questions at the end.

About Ola: Ola Kowalska is a business coach and mentor who specialises in helping freelance teachers to build fun, profitable and sustainable businesses to reach their own version of freedom. She’d had vast experience as an EFL teacher, CELTA trainer, language school owner and school manager and since 2021 has decided to focus on empowering her language teaching tribe to make more, work less, enjoy them selves and make a bigger impact. Ola runs a weekly podcast called ‘Get richer, teacher’, send weekly inspiring emails and is active on Instagram @ola_coaches_teachers. She is known for nudging people into taking action and offers support in her two flagship programs ‘The Rocket Take off’ and ‘The Rocket Accelerator’.


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6 sessions with ELT professionals
running from July - December 2023
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