Episode 4: Tackling Native Speaker Bias in ELT - an Interview with Marek Kiczkowiak

In this episode, Andrew sits down with teacher, author, and advocate Marek Kiczkowiak. They talk about the long-standing bias against non-native speaker teachers in the English training industry. As Marek explains, it has been a significant problem for a long time, but it doesn't need to be. Through his organization - TEFL Equity Advocates - and his Academy where he runs his own courses for tackling the stigma - TEFL Equity Academy - Marek has made quite a positive impact. And he's only just getting started. 

On that note, he has also co-authored a book with Rob Lowe, called Teaching English as a Lingua Franca: A Journey From EFL to ELFIn the book, they look at ways to encourage our classrooms, in every sense, to be more inclusive of English as a global language instead of only through the lense of native speakers or from the perspective of nations that speak English natively.

Contact Marek:

Email: info@teflequityadvocates.com

TEFL Equity Advocates

TEFL Equity Academy

Teaching English as a Lingua Franca: A Journey From EFL to ELF is available on Amazon and at Klett-sprachan.de

 *Get a free 30-day trial with all new accounts with TEFL Equity Academy!

As always, thank you for listening. If you like the show, consider subscribing in Spotify or on iTunes and sharing the podcast with a friend. If you have a comment or question about today's show, we'd love to hear from you: info@learnyourenglish.com 

For more info on what we do at LYE, check out:

Our catalog of online courses on Thinkific

Join our Mailing List

Or shoot us an email: info@learnyourenglish.com