ELT Experiences

Experiences for English Language Teaching

By - Martin Sketchley

Why No Asian Face?

No Asian Face

You would think in this day and age with technology, the internet and people travelling around the world more than ever before that people would be more exposed to those from a range of different backgrounds, colours and creeds. Unfortunately, from a recent job advertisement on Ajarn Recruit, it is not the case. There is currently a job advert seeking an English teacher, but their main require: “no Asian face“!

We want you to be part of our teaching TEAM. We treat all team members with care and respect and want this to be a rewarding experience for all who join us, even if only for a year.

It is appalling that the recruitment website hasn’t taken the advert down and that the organisation seeking a teacher, which prides itself on treating¬†“all team members with care and respect“, is willing to assess an applicant based upon their ethnicity rather than their suitability or experience to do the job.