The Non Native Speaker

Empowering Non-Native Speakers around the Globe

Native Speakerism, Undone!

Recordings of the LIVE talk series with ELT professionals from all walks of life. You get to hear first-hand experiences of teachers around the globe who have faced discrimination, who have shifted their mindset, and who have come to understand why it is so important to speak up about Native Speakerism in English Language Teaching. 

Learn to Address Objections

so you can learn from English Language Teachers from all walks of life, who have been in your shoes and can help you navigate common objections within your own career as a teacher

Gain Practical Tools & Approaches

so you can overcome obstacles in your daily life and career by learning to build confidence, navigate micro-aggressions, and advance your career on your own terms.

Join a community of like-minded professionals

And what a community it is! Professionals committed to challenging Native Speaker biases and stereotypes. Connect with others seeking to make positive change and drive the conversation forward towards a more just and inclusive future for our field.

Stay up to date on the latest discussions

Stay on top of the current conversations in English language teaching. The regular interviews and discussions provide insights into how the field is evolving to become more just and equitable for all.


Here's what some of our guests had to say about Native Speakerism

The Academic Manager said to me I have a new class for you, but they are all Brazilians... I know that you can do this..but if anyone complains about you being from Argentina I might have to let you go... and I was like "fair enough"!

Think about this: you have a colleague who has a muscular issue, and from the outside you can't tell but she can't climb stairs... are you going to be angry and say don't talk about elevators in this school, because I have been using the stairs this whole time?...
Just because you know this information and you've benefitted from this privilege, that doesn't mean you're a bad person. It means now I have information to better help my colleague" 

A research from Hungary showed that native speakers tend to improvise, focus on spoken language and speak about their own culture... and in contrast the non-native speaking teachers focused more on the technical aspects of language - writing, and they planned their lessons more carefully. They also did more testing in the classroom. Often the difference between those two different classroom experiences is not because of their level of English of the teacher, it's often because the non-native teachers don't have the same level of confidence.

The Interviews

Teacher Discrimination in the ELT classroom – with Rocio Rojas – ourlanguagecircle
Degree in Language Studies vs. Teacher Training Courses, with Joanna Twardowska – biznesangielski
Non-Native student-teachers’ own perceptions & preconceptions of RP and other accents of English, with Graciela Martinez –
Dispelling myths of Native Speakerism amongst professionals, with Claire Cumming Herrero – theedinburghexperience
How are our students affected by Native Speakerism, with Kayla Mckesey – Diaspora English
Mindset & Challenges for showing up online as a non-native teacher, with Hadar Shemesh –
The Privilege of Sounding Native?, with Jen Diaz Green – ISI Dublin
ELT Teachers ROAST racist Ads, with Eliza Keyton – EliKutty
Tackling Native Speakerism from a Legal Perspective, with Vincent Richard – SONDANNEST
How are students/customers responsible for the high demand for Native Speaker teachers?, with Sarah Omar
Why you DON’T want to be a Native Speaker, with Christian Saunders – Canguro English

Hear other voices so that you can find yours

Go From Feeling Overwhelmed and Discouraged to Equity Advocate who Brings Awarness and Debunks Myths of Native Speakerism

✓ The only guide you'll need to understand native speakerism inside out!

✓ Actionable tips, strategies, and stories that will empower you to transform your thoughts around English language teachers and teaching

✓ Skip years of silencing yourself


If you watch an episode a day, it wll take you 11 days to complete. You can decide how much of it you would like to watch. It is self paced once you have purchased the library of events.

#3: How long is each episode?
The episodes are between 40 minutes to one and a half hours. On average the interviews are about 50 minutes long

#4: Is there a time limit to watch?
No. Once you have purchased the library of events from the "Native Speakerism, Undone" series, they are yours to keep!