Boost Your Confidence and Get Hired as a Non-Native Speaker Teacher
Learn how to start getting TEFL jobs as a non-native speaker by boosting your confidence and understanding your unique strengths as an English teacher
What are you going to learn in this course?
After finishing it, you will:
- significantly boost your confidence as a 'non-native speaker', so you can apply for jobs without feeling like you won't make it
- understand what your unique strengths as a 'non-native speaker' are so you can highlight them to the recruiter to get hired
- find out how being a successful language learner can help you motivate students and increase the chances of getting a TEFL job
- learn why your 'non-native' background is NOT a liability, but a huge strength that can give you great advantages on the TEFL job market
This course forms Module 3 of "Highly Employable and Successful Non-Native Speaker Teacher".
If you decide to continue to the full course, here's also what you're going to learn:
Module 1: Understanding Native Speakerism
In this module you will learn where the prejudices, biases and the discrimination against 'non-native speaker' teachers stems from so you can tackle native speakerism more effectively.
You will also understand the specific beliefs and practices that help spread and maintain native speakerism, so that you are able to target them and increase your chances of employment. Finally, we will outline a step-by-step roadmap that will allow you to become a highly employable and successful 'non-native speaker' teacher.
Module 2: Busting the 'Native Speaker' Myth
You will understand why 'native speakers' are NOT better English teachers and boost your confidence.
You will bust some of the most typical reasons given by recruiters to justify hiring 'native speakers' only, so that you can effectively respond to them and increase your chances of being hired.
Module 3: Understanding and Utilising Your Strengths as a 'Non-Native Speaker' Teacher
In this module you will gain an understanding of the unique strengths you as a 'non-native speaker' have, so that you can highlight these to recruiters and boost your professional profile.
You will gain confidence by knowing how you can utilise your strengths in the recruitment process.
This module will also help you craft a winner's mindset that will significantly increase your employability.
Module 4: Creating an Irresistible Professional Profile
You will understand which qualifications are necessary to impress the recruiter and stand out from the crowd.
You will learn how to highlight and showacase your language proficiency and which proficiency test you should take.
In this module you will also learn how to harness the power of social media and find the right niche to market your unique strengths and abilities.
Module 5: The Application Alchemy
This module will give you the exact strategies you need to drastically improve your success rate in the application process.
You will walk away with an irresistible CV and cover letter which are bound to catch the employer's eye and get you an invitation to the interview.
You will also learn how to avoid the dodgy language schools and focus on those which offer equal opportunities, so you can save time and easily triple positive responses to your applications.
And finally, you will discover two secret but incredibly simple tricks that will ensure that your CV and application letter are read with attention.
Module 6: Crashing it at the Interview
Having been accepted for the interview, you will now learn the exact strategies that will easily boost your chances of being hired.
You will also understand and know how to avoid the most typical mistakes that 'non-native speaker' teachers make at the interview, so you can ensure a positive response from the recruiter.
You will finish this module being confident and completely prepared for the next interview by learning what the most typical questions are and how you can answer them effectively.
Module 7: Succeeding Beyond the Interview
This module will show you what you need to do to become a highly successful 'non-native speaker' teacher'.
You will learn how to promote equality and discuss native speakerism in your classroom, so that you can be confident that students appreciate you as a teacher.
You will understand how you can use your strengths as a 'non-native speaker' in the classroom in order to achieve better learning outcomes and receive more positive feedback from your students and the employer.
I am a teacher, teacher trainer and founder of TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy, where I help English teachers tackle 'native speaker' bias by teaching English as a Lingua Franca. I also help 'non-native speaker' teachers overcome their fears and worries by busting the 'native speaker' fallacy, so that they can become more confident and teach English successfully.
I have taught English in Latin America and in Europe, and am currently teaching at KU Leuven, Belgium. I hold a BA in English Philology from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Cambridge CELTA and DELTA, and a PhD in TESOL from the University of York, UK. I have delivered workshops, talks and plenaries at many international conferences and events for English teachers in Europe and North America.
StartLecture 1 Skills and qualities of effective teachers (12:42)
StartLecture 2 Language Awareness (5:40)
StartLecture 3 Understanding your students (4:35)
PreviewLecture 4 Being a successful language learner (5:27)
StartLecture 5 Understanding and Using your students L1 (7:37)
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