In this episode, I talk with Marek Kiczkowiak about native speakerism in the ELT (English Language Teaching) industry and how it promotes discrimination and inequality suggesting that native speaking teachers are more qualified and skilled to teach English as a second language as they represent the standard of English speaking and teaching. Marek shares his story as well as some tips and resources to help students and teachers battle this phenomenon.
Marek runs TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy, where he helps teachers tackle native speakerism and teach English for global communication: https://teflequityadvocates.com/
TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/TEFLEquityAdvocates
He also helps university students and researchers write better theses and papers on Academic English Now: https://academicenglishnow.com
This episode was originally aired on October 1, 2020. See the video version here: https://bit.ly/3KUbiCl