English as a Lingua Franca and the ‘native speaker’ debate:practical classroom ideas for English teachers with Marek Kiczkowiak
When: Sunday 22nd January 10am-1pm
Where: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69628 Villeurbanne
It is taken for granted that students prefer ‘native speaker’ teachers. It is also taken for granted that students
prefer and should aspire to learn ‘native-like’ English. And as a result, the ‘native speaker’ is seen as not only
a better language model, but also a better teacher. However, this really reflect our students’ language goals
We won’t know until we ask them.
So in this 3-hour session we will discuss:
1. English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is and why it is important for ELT;
2. Raising students’ awareness of the global nature of English;
3. The myths concerning ‘native’ and ‘non-native speaker’ teachers;
4. Recruitment policies in ELT vs. the qualities and skills of effective teachers;
5. Teaching pronunciation and how we can help learners be more intelligible in international settings;
6. Using non-native speakers as valid models of the English language;
7. Adapting your course book to suit the ELF perspective
By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of ELF and its practical implications for ELT. You will
learn how to help learners improve their pronunciation and why ‘non-native speakers’ can also be good models of the
English language. You will also walk away with an array of ideas and classroom activities aiming to move towards a
more lingua franca and international view of the English language.Marek has taught English in 7 countries and currently works as an EAP lecturer in KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a BA in English, CELTA, DELTA and is currently
doing a PhD in TESOL. He co-authors ELT podcasts at
and advocates professional equality between ‘native’ and ‘non-native speakers’ at
. He frequently presents at international conferences
and gives teacher training sessions focusing on ELF and native speakerism. Apart from face-to-face sessions, he also delivers online courses at
This event is free to TESOL France members, non-members registration fee is €8.
Are you a TESOL France member:
If you are a member, please give your membership number. If you benefit from an institutional membership, please write 'institutional'.
Which school/ company do you work for?
Are you a native or non-native teacher?
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