What do you do when people criticize your English? Not in a good, loving way, but in a demeaning and patronizing way?
When I get negative comments and criticism (and I do, a lot) I usually don’t respond. But there was something about a comment I received on YouTube recently that triggered me, so I decided to respond.
I wanted to do that so you’ll see that I, too, receive negative feedback, and I don’t let it get to me – and neither should you.
But also, I wanted to show you what Native Speakerism is – the assumption that a select group of people (or teachers) with a certain linguistic background is superior to other groups who don’t share the same background. I think it’s important that we identify it when we see it – as it takes on many forms – and call people out on it.
If you feel like sharing a negative comment you received – write it in the comments, and add your response after listening to this episode!
The video there the comment appeared https://youtu.be/pM1srOv9Mds
More episodes to educate yourself about English and native speakerism:
- DON’T ASK me about my ACCENT https://theaccentsway.com/dont-ask-about-my-accent/
- Accent Bias episode https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/44/
- Speak English Like A Native Speaker – THE MYTH https://theaccentsway.com/speak-english-like-a-native-speaker-myth/
- How To Talk About Social Justice In English https://theaccentsway.com/social-justice-vocabulary/
- Equality in English | The Live English Show https://youtu.be/gvCEtLdPLAA
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