Presentation highlights from IATEFL 2016

Presentation highlights from IATEFL 2016

Among the presentation highlights from IATEFL  2016, by far the most talked about session this year was Silvana Richardson’s plenary ‘The “native factor”, the haves and the have-nots’, and rightly so.

Silvana started by telling us what she was not: not male, not tall, not single, not a fantasy buff, and not a native-speaker English teacher. As she pointed out, this is a crazy way to introduce yourself, and it is in no way meaningful or constructive. It shuts out over 80% of the English teachers in the world.

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