Who owns ELT?

Nick Michelioudakis touches upon some really interesting thinking points when it comes to TEFL. Especially when you teach English to NNSs and the NNST is part of their language community, who will presumably be more capable of spotting the difficulties and pitfalls for theĀ NNS learners? The NST or the NNST who speaks the language of their learners? Still, the TEFL/ELT world seems to be dominated by NSTs. Against this background, shouldn’t it actually be more balanced than that? Well worth reading!