It beggars belief, but many people still think that a good English teacher needs to be a native speaker of the language. Some of those have even been abusing Brazilian English teachers online! As a community of almost 12000 ELT professionals, most of whom are from Brazil, we couldn’t let that pass, so we recorded a quick video with our opinion:
We are proud of who we are and what we’ve accomplished. We are Brazilian ELT professionals and we keep on studying, improving, and doing a wonderful job every day. So deal with it.