It does matter if you're black or white

The blatant discrimination in TEFL job ads

Although it is rarely mentioned in job ads, most if not all Asian recruiters on the lookout for teachers are after whities. And let’s make no mistake about it: the prize specimens are Caucasian white, not some locals having overindulged in skin-whitening products.


It's a crazy world of English out there

Imagine being a student trying to get to grips with all those accents?

As a native English speaker who has done some fairly extensive travelling, I've realised the advantages I've had when it comes to understanding the many different "flavours" of English that exist.


What's a native speaker?

Postbox letter from

In England, take a Cockney, someone from Yorkshire or Newcastle. No criticism against people from those areas. But people in other countries will find it hard to understand them.


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    Serbian, 47 years old. Currently living in Serbia and Montenegro

  • Jennifer


    Filipino, 31 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Esther


    Filipino, 21 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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