TEFL Equity Advocates

Resumen:

Campaña internacional contra la discriminación que sufren los profesores de idiomas en base a su nacionalidad a la hora de su contratación, promoción o fijación de sus condiciones laborales.

Con respecto a la nominación desde hace muchos años, no sustentada por ninguna investigación, de que ciertas nacionalidades o acentos ofrecen ventajas a las personas que trabajaban como profesores de idiomas, TEFL Equity Advocates lucha para que todos los profesores sean evaluados y valorados única y exclusivamente en base a su competencia docente, experiencia pedagógica, formación y conocimientos lingüísticos.

Candidatura: Campaña internacional contra la discriminación en la contractación a profesores de idiomas

Representante: Marek Kiczkowiak

Desarrollo:

In 2011, something that was to completely turn his professional life on it’s head happened to Marek Kiczkowiak, founder of TEFL Equity Advocates. He was turned down for a job because I was a ‘non-native speaker’. Not because of his qualifications or experience, which according to the recruiter were even beyond what they’d expect from a candidate. His story is similar to those of numerous other ‘non-native speakers’, but also those ‘native speakers’ who because of their skin colour, name or accent do not fit the perceived image of a ‘native speaker’ of many recruiters and students. And this discrimination in recruitment is just the tip of the iceberg. There are ‘native’ and ‘non-native speakers’ who have had to pretend they were from London to please the school director and clients. There are ‘native speakers’ who are told they can only teach speaking or pronunciation. There are ‘non-native speakers’ who are told they can only teach low levels. Such discriminatory practices should have no place in our profession. TEFL Equity believes that all teachers should be treated equally and judged for their ability to teach the language, rather than their perceived ‘nativeness’. That’s why since the beginning we have aimed to raise awareness of native speakerism among ELT professionals and general public as well as provide you with tools and strategies to help bring about a fairer ELT.

Alcance:

Organizaciones en más de 20 países, incluyendo 24 organizaciones en España, apoyan su iniciativa.

Conclusión / Resultados:

Su campaña ha marcado un antes y un después en la lucha contra la discriminación en la contratación de profesores de idiomas tanto en España como a nivel mundial.