Can non-native speakers of English become good TEFL teachers? 66

Can non-native speakers of English become good TEFL teachers?
This is a source of constant debate in the TEFL world. Here in Spain, many Spaniards (employers and students) request native speaker teachers. They hold beliefs, or prejudices, such as: British speak proper English not like Americans My German / Dutch /Spanish teacher of English knows grammar but speaks with a terrible accent I want ...

Lost in Translation: The answers to last week’s quiz 1

Here they are…..the answers to last week’s quiz about Spanish titles of famous English language movies. 1. Casarse esta en Griego – My Big Fat Greek Wedding I think you’ll agree that the Spanish title is far less likely to offend than the original. 2. Milagros inesperados – The Green Mile ‘Unexpected Miracles’ is probably ...