I’m currently gearing up for midterms, and, as I expect my students to talk one-on-one with me for 3 minutes, I figured it would only be fair to give them […]
I created this blog last year as a just-married elementary school English teacher embarking on an MA in TESOL. I now have a 10-month old son (Aaron), I’m a history […]
As a teacher it has always been natural for me to see my students as learners. They are, after all, learning the language, and while post-methodological teaching has dethroned the […]
Tomorrow my first day of work at a new school. I will be teaching Korean teenagers history, geography and social studies through English at an international school in Ilsan, Korea. […]
This post concludes my review of the literature surrounding the issue of how the L1 should or shouldn’t be used in the classroom. As the other parts of this blog post are included […]
A reflection on Course Selection after my first semester as an MA TESOL student. How to select courses, and what your selection will mean for your study.
Unless my time is completely taken with the birth of my son, due in 10 days, I hope to get some not-so-light reading done. This begins with a somewhat radical […]
It hasn’t yet been four years since I started teaching, but I can already see how much I’ve learnt and grown as a teacher. This isn’t all that surprising, as when I […]
In my last post about teaching an elementary student called Ben I tried to work out why he doesn’t seem to retain the language we learn during class. Since then […]
What does the EFL research have to say about using the L1 in the classroom? The second part of my literature review on whether the L1 should or should not be used in the classroom.