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"I have been looking for an ESL position in Western Europe, and I'd like to submit my name to teaching agencies in several countries. One friend of mine did this and got a job in the Czech Republic. Where do I send my CV and letters of recommendation? Is there an inter-Europe organization I can send this to?"
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PREJUDICE AGAINST NON-NATIVE SPEAKER TEACHERS?
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I am a non-native speaker of English but a qualified teacher of EFL. Is there still a huge prejudice against non-native speaker teachers? I currently teach in my home town in Germany but would like to travel and wonder if there is any likelihood of my continuing to teach abroad.

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I am pleased to report that there is a recent re-appreciation of the strengths of non-native speaker teachers, principally for their insight and knowledge of the language and culture of the students' first language. Just as there is an appreciation for the native-speaker teacher's insight and knowledge of the target language. Where there is a stated preference for native speaker teachers, this generally comes from the client, i.e. the language learner. Where this is the case, it is difficult for schools to ignore this particular client preference, just as it is any other. I think it is a question of applying for advertised posts where this is not a condition.




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