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Native-speakerism is the term used to describe the challenges that teachers who are “non-native” speakers of English often experience.

English teacher Jenny Vo (who is a “non-native” English speaker) is writing a chapter on the topic for the second edition of our ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide, and is interested in hearing about your experiences and advice.

You can contact her at:

jennydvo at katyisd dot org

or on Twitter at @JennyVo15

Tan Huynh is contributing a chapter about teaching ELLs internationally  (I will, in addition, also shortly publish a post inviting readers to share their best resources for people who want to pursue that line of work).

We did think that a specific chapter on “native-speakerism” would be helpful, and Jenny was willing to tackle it.