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This is Part 2 of the interview with Becky Kelley. We continue to talk about her context — teaching French in a high school in America. We touch upon subjects such as being a non-native speaker, and the importance of finding and expressing your style in teaching. About the Guest: Becky Kelley is currently a French…Read the show notes.
Becky Kelley is currently a French teacher at Windsor High School in Windsor, Vermont. She also spends her summers working at the Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academies, where she will be the French Language Director this summer. She has taught French and ESL in a variety of contexts, from France to California and from middle…Read the show notes.
Sky Lantz-Wagner hails from Atlanta, GA, but now calls Dayton home. He holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, and has been working in the Intensive English Program at UD since January, 2013. Sky was a Peace Corps volunteer in China, where he…Read the show notes.
Warning: This episode contains what some might consider to be profanity. If you are sensitive to such language, please listen to my other podcast episodes. In this episode, we discuss our particular learning strategies as language learners, and how our views of language learning affect the classroom. This episode is more of a conversation between two…Read the show notes.
Mayu Suzuki taught English to Japanese students in ordinary classes and special academic advancement classes at a senior high school in Japan for four years. She obtained a Master’s degree in Education from a university in Japan prior to this teaching experience, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from a university in the U.K. after.…Read the show notes.
As communicative language teaching becomes the main approach employed by teachers, the notion of a learner-centered classroom has also emerged. This is because when communication is put at the forefront, it is the learners who are expected to communicate. A learner-centered approach is also deeply connected to developing autonomous learners. Fundamentally, the learner-centered classroom is one where…Continue reading.
Correcting errors in a way that is helpful for learners is always a difficult job for teachers. Sometimes, we are not sure that our learners learn from these corrections either, which makes it seem like our efforts are fruitless. Moreover, it may at times seem like that there is no appropriate or systematic way to target errors, as our…Continue reading.
Learning opportunities are present and bountiful during lessons, whether we as teachers are the ones responsible for their emergence or not. Perhaps an unexpected topic comes up, but learners are interested in it, and it causes a situation where learners try to express themselves more actively. This would be an opportunity for the teacher to…Continue reading.
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