The association will have its annual conference in November this year and I will make a presentation. But the reason I am writing this post is not about my presentation but about my effort I will make during the conference to establish a new forum to address the racial discrimination against non-native speakers of English.
It is perhaps general knowledge that non-native speakers of English are often discriminated against precisely because of their status of non native speakers of English.
Here is a copy of the petition that I am going to make.
My name is Nicky Sekino, a teacher of English, who has long been involved in the continuing education world of Japan. In the world that I am in, which is known as the eikaiwa industry, some qualified teachers of English are not given teaching jobs because they are not native speakers of English. Behind this malpractice is the popular demand in the market for teachers who are native speakers of English.