Thank you to Marek for letting me share more about my experiences of teaching and recruitment in South Korea.
My latest publication, “How To Teach English To Young Learners“, is now available to download completely free of charge. This publication focuses on the teaching of English for Young Learners and I hope you enjoy this book.
You can download this eBook on your iPad or other Apple device. Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy this book. There is a PDF version available to download attached to this blog post as well as accessible via Scribd.
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Downloadable PDF Version: Teaching Young Learners
A journal article researching the techniques for teaching adolescent learners is now available to read/download on HLT Magazines. Many thanks to all those that helped with this research and to HLT Magazines for considering my submission.
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I would like to wish all my readers a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year. It is a wonderful time to end the year with an article which was published in the IATEFL Young Learner SIG Magazine with regards to preparing a toolkit to assist in the delivery of language lessons for young and adolescent learners. This is embedded below. Should you wish to receive a copy, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Just a little bit of news: I am heading out to South Korea with family for two weeks and I will be providing some more information about my travels during the fortnight away. Should anyone wish to meet me from this part of the world, again contact me and I would be happy to meet some of my readers.
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Wall Street English (WSE) in Korea have recently published my first authored free eBook aimed for language learners preparing for English examinations with some helpful tips and techniques. WSE have translated the eBook into Korean to assist understanding and knowledge for learners. I would like to say a big thank you to WSE for agreeing to publish my eBook for their learners and a big thank you for their patience. If you would like to read the eBook, it is available to download or view via Scribd.com. I have embedded both the English and Korean version for those learners or teachers that are interested. If you would like a copy emailed, please feel free to send me an email.
If you have any questions or would like to suggest a future blog post, please leave a question in the comment section below.
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A few weeks ago, I was asked to record a podcast for Wall Street English (WSI Korea) for their English learners providing some advice with the speaking tasks of any reputable English test such as the FCE, IELTS, etc. It was a pleasure and an honour to develop a podcast for English learners.
I would highly recommend English learners to view the WSI Korea Podcast on iTunes and subscribe. Their podcasts are incredibly informative and offer practical tips on developing strategies to acquire and learn English.
As a reminder, I am currently taking on some ideas for my next video blog so if there is something that you would like me to talk about then please comment below or send me an email. On another note, if you are a teacher, educator or learner and would like to participate in the ELT Experiences Podcast then also please let me know.
I have received many emails and correspondence requesting a copy of my dissertation. I have made the decision to make public the full dissertation. Nevertheless, as it is currently in the public domain, I hope that it inspires further study into ‘balance in the classroom’ and assists current understanding of Dogme ELT. Should you have any questions regarding my research, please do not hesitate to contact me as I would be delighted to help.
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- Teaching qualifications – Are they necessary? What role does experience play?
- Is reading aloud in the classroom (by students or teachers) a waste of time?
- How can we help EFL learners avoid their mother tongue influenced errors?
- What is fluency?
- Is TEFL, TESOL etc. a profession or an industry?
olafelch: Given the rise of the Lexical Approach, has grammar teaching been made redundant? #ELTchat
efl101: is it possible to ‘learn’ grammar or do you have to absorb it over time and exposure? #eltchat
Marisa_C: There are many arguments against teaching grammar items just as many as FOR teaching them #ELTchat
rliberni: I don’t teach ‘grammar’ lessons but use the grammar to underpin certain language notions or functions #eltchat
DrSarahEaton: Grammar provides structure and order. Communicative lang teaching provides creativity and spontaneity. Students need both. #ELTchat
englishraven: I must admit, teaching unplugged has resulted (for me) in very different grammar teaching compared to my CB days. #ELTChat
- Grammar is the glue that holds language together.
- Grammar is the engine that drives language.
- Grammar is a map of the language.
- Grammar is hard-wired in the brain.
- Grammar is both particles and waves.
- Grammar is the highway code of language. (Thornbury 2005:2)
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