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Proverb

Escrito por AllAboutG-TEFL 18-04-2016 en See. Comentarios (0)

I hear and i forget

I see and I remember

I do and i understand. 

Legacy...

Escrito por AllAboutG-TEFL 18-04-2016 en Ways. Comentarios (0)

I hear and i forget

I see and i remember

i do and i understand. 

Language provider in Argentina- online services too.

Escrito por AllAboutG-TEFL 16-04-2016 en Online. Comentarios (0)

www.corporte-language.com.ar

NO DISCRIMINATION> PART 4

Escrito por AllAboutG-TEFL 15-04-2016 en Future. Comentarios (1)

I want to refer to the recruitment in Japan and or Indonesia or even Saudi Arabia. I think English is big there, I mean they are always recruiting teachers.

Why do I think they recruit North american, Canadian or teachers from England and or Australia? Well, I believe that their first language is not English so they cannot really tell when a possible teacher of English has little accent and or a good command of the language and,  plus they do not really know that Australian English is hard to pick and different from the rest of the accents (I lived in Australia and I moved there when I got my degree as a teacher) When I arrived in Adelaide, I thought:.. I do not know the language.... Their accent, intonation, vocabulary was so different. Oh, by the way, in Argentina Schools pick British Enlish. Why? Well, why do we usually pick Spanish from Spain and not from Argentina? Well, Argentina´s Spanish is spoken only in Argentina. It is not NEUTRAL SPANISH or COMMON SPANISH as we call it in translation. Is this bad? No, of course not.

Do foreing countries have time to recruit people from all over the world? Is it bad to narrow down the choices? Dont we want to have the best teachers, teachers with experience, with knowledge?

Do we see companies from different industries recruiting men vs women, Young people vs elder people, people with or without degrees and or experience, natives or non natives, are they all always discriminating? I do not think so.

I do believe that they might sometimes do but sometimes they do not.

Some companies mainly American companies do not want their resumes with the pictures on them? Does this mean they they will never discrimínate or that they will never pick one or the other option?

Well, I think I shared my thoughts. To conclude and to refer to the very last part of the plenary, what can we do in the future?

Well, as I mentioned in my previous post: I belive that it would be nice to have equal opportunities, I think that it would be nice to have a native and a non native working together in the same course or with the same student and I believe it would be nice not to generalize.


DISCRIMINATION/PART 3

Escrito por AllAboutG-TEFL 15-04-2016 en FACTOR. Comentarios (0)

I am an online TRAINER, I teach how to teach English and most of my trainees are NATIVE SPEAKERS, north American citizens mainly.  Let me tell you, it has always been a challenge.

I had always had to show I was the best at what I did.

I understand what they thought:  how come a non native teacher can tell us how to teach our own language, how come they can teach as our grammar.

Well, with the passing of time, whith them having me as a teacher, when they listened to me, when they felt I had enough info, when they saw I knew my subject and their grammar, when they understood that since I had acquired the language actually as a second language and so, had enough experience, they understood, I could really help them and train them.

Did I feel discriminated because they felt that way before? No, of course not, I actually understood them and again, sometimes it has to do more with the student´s ignorance and or expectations. It is our job to  help them understand the difference and to pick well or at least to give them some information and feedback.  FYI  I always tell my trainees, my TEFLITOS, take advantage of the fact you are  native speakers. Lots of students want to have natives as teachers. Keep on working on your grammar, keep on studying because you need more training but take advantage of your mother tongue-first language