There are several questions that come to my mind every time that I see ads, videos, and comments that promote nativespeakerism. I’m an advocate of critical thinking and I’m against nativespekerim and any form of discrimination.
Today I’ll start a thread of thought provoking posts with a public apology.
My dear English students,
I would encourage you to start questioning the ads of teachers and influencers who make you feel inferior, broken, unworthy, incapable and unintelligent just because of your English level or your accent.
You are capable of achieving great things. Don’t let anyone decide what you should say and how you should sound.
If I ever made you feel like that, I want to take this moment to apologize. If you have ever been humiliated or mistreated by an English or any other language teacher, I just want to say: ‘Forgive us. I’m deeply sorry for the pain you had to endure’
Don’t let anyone stop you becoming the best version of yourself.
I hope you achieve all your goals. I encourage you to speak like you and let others hear your voice.
With much love,
P.S. You are worthy.
Do you think that speaking like a native is better than speaking normal English?/ Why? Why not?