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Page history last edited by Aiden Yeh 10 years, 5 months ago

Add here links or snapshots of disciminatory job ads that you encountered.


Tommy posted this on our Yahoogroup.



A school in Izmir, Turkey:



Teachers Needed in Izmir, Turkey

Actually most of the job adds that I've read in online job boards mention native speakers. So, this one is just an example. This list could grow very long.

I'M Pasting the message here for future use--to similar situations in various working/teaching contexts. Aiden Yeh, dated April 5, 2010
Following up on my post from a few days ago (after using George Braine's standard response in contacting the organization):



---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Mary Ma <mary.lanhai@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Subject: Re: Native English teachers needed in China

To: Stefan Frazier <stefan.frazier@sjsu.edu>

Cc: Conference on Basic Writing <CBW-L@lists.umn.edu>



Dear Stefan,

I didn't mean to offend anyone. The request (for English teacher - native English speaker + Bachelor Degree) was based on the requirement sent to us from Chinese colleges.

I will remove this requirement from future posting.

Thank you.


Lanhai China Study and English Teaching Program





On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Stefan Frazier <stefan.frazier@sjsu.edu> wrote:


Hi Mary (and CBW-L) -


I noted on the CBW listserv that RCNA has invited applications from native speakers of English as teachers.


I don't mean to criticize, but would like to draw attention to the notion of the "native-speaker fallacy." As you may be aware, there has been a long-standing myth in the field of English language teaching that native English language speakers automatically make for better teachers. As a result, nonnative English-speaking teachers have found themselves discriminated against in hiring practices in the field of ESL and EFL. Unfortunately, RCNA's job advertisement appears to be another instance of such discrimination.


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the largest organization of English teaching professionals in the world, has issued a position statement on discrimination against nonnative English-speaking teachers. That statement is available here.




Stefan Frazier




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