by Laura Polanco As foreign language teachers, we are aware of how big the “native speaker” controversy has become and somehow, we, consciously and…Read More
Laura teaches English as a Foreign Language in her hometown Coro, Venezuela. Experienced in teaching in both public and private schools, she's now teaching in a private institution. She has taught students of different backgrounds, ages and levels focusing on promoting communicative competence. Having participated in teaching projects with EF: Education First, Cambridge English Teacher and the Oxford University Press as a part of her professional development, she's interested in Second Language Acquisition, Language Skills Development and more recently she has started to engage in the study of English as a Lingua Franca and the notion of Global Englishes.