Event Date: 15th January 2022


In recent years, we’ve seen increasing efforts towards ending discrimination against so-called “non-native speakers”; many people in fact prefer the term “fluent English speaker” instead of “native English speaker.”

But what if your English is not fluent? Should you still teach? How good is “good enough”? And—if you do think you should improve your English, how can you do that if you are no longer in school? This online presentation examines these questions and recommend free or low-cost resources for English teachers who wish to improve their own English skills.

About the Speaker:

Dorothy Zemach taught ESL and other foreign languages (including one she’s not fluent in) for over 20 years, in Asia, Africa, and the US. She holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. Now she concentrates on writing, editing, and publishing ELT materials and textbooks and conducting teacher training workshops. Her areas of specialty and interest are teaching writing, teaching reading, academic English, testing, and humor. She is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences and is active on social media.