Teresa X. Nguyen has taught English language learners in China, Vietnam, and the United States, working in institutions ranging from small private language schools to public universities. She has also co-authored a textbook with Eric H. Roth, Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English, using her expertise and cultural background in helping Vietnamese learners of English become more aware of their development, and more independent in their learning.
In this episode, we discuss her teaching background, characteristics of Vietnamese learners of English, the philosophy behind her book, the writing process itself, and also some teaching experiences that have shaped her as a person in general.
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Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English (Volume 5) (Teresa X. Nguyen and Eric H. Roth) – This is Teresa’s recent work, which focuses on helping Vietnamese Learners of English, especially in terms of fluent and accurate communication. The chapters are based on themes and help encourage conversation and discussion in the classroom.
Kahoot – A learning application.
GroupMe – Group text messaging.
ESLGarage – Teresa’s YouTube Channel aimed at Vietnamese learners of English.