Reacting to the Gaze: Understanding the Muslim Woman Identity and its implication for classroom context

One of my first vivid memories of my Muslim identity was in 2004. My family was bound to leave for  the United States for my father’s work. A major concern was whether or not my mother, a hijab wearing woman, should continue donning it when the memory of 9/11 was still fresh and our safety was notContinue reading “Reacting to the Gaze: Understanding the Muslim Woman Identity and its implication for classroom context”

Linguicism to ‘native-speakerism’: reflections on my M.ED TESOL dissertation findings

Background I first came across Robert Philipson’s book Linguistic Imperialism during term one of my M.Ed TESOL course at the University of the West of Scotland when I undertook a course titled, English as a Global Language. Being an L1 speaker of English, I have always been aware of the seemingly omnipresent nature of EnglishContinue reading “Linguicism to ‘native-speakerism’: reflections on my M.ED TESOL dissertation findings”

Close Encounters with the Consequences of ‘Native-speakerism’: Reflections and Actions-on.

‘Native-speakerism’ is something that ELT is trying desperately to move away from, although efforts are, in my opinion, still not enough. It still seems that we as a global ELT community hold a widely-espoused belief: ‘native speakerism’ is wrong! – yet, the industry, or should I say, certain members, continue to promulgate the idea ofContinue reading “Close Encounters with the Consequences of ‘Native-speakerism’: Reflections and Actions-on.”