Consulting Services for Professional and Language Development

I currently train teachers and also teach language learners, especially those who are learning language to improve their teaching. If you are interested in working together with me to improve your language and language teaching, contact me using the form found a the bottom of the page, or send me an email at rodhinn@teachingoflanguage.com.

 

Lesson Plan Critique and Feedback 

(for English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese classes)

Discussing your lesson plans with someone helps you improve the design and order of learning activities, and allows you become more flexible as a teacher as you can use different perspectives to add to your repertoire of lesson construction. In a low-pressure and constructive environment, I will give you critique and feedback on your lesson, and work with you to set goals and procedures to maintain your improvement. You will feel more confidence and enjoy being in the classroom with your learners.

1 Lesson Plan ($50): Detailed feedback on the lesson plan.

1 Lesson Plan with 30 minute consulting session ($100): Detailed feedback on the lesson plan, and consulting session to discuss the feedback and ask further questions.

Series of 3 Lesson Plans ($100): Detailed feedback on the lesson plans.

Series of 3 Lesson Plans with 1-hour consulting session ($200): Detailed feedback on the lesson plans, with a consulting session to discuss the feedback and ask further questions.

 

Assessment Instrument Critique and Feedback

(for English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese classes)

Are you getting the most out of your assignments and projects? Do you want new ideas to make your current assessments something the learners want to engage with?  I help you evaluate and improve the assessment instruments you create, so that you get better results in terms of positively encouraging learning and making sure you are evaluating your learners fairly and accurately.

Prices vary on the size and nature of the instrument. Please contact me for further information.

 

Language Lesson Observation

(for English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese classes)

Interested in better understanding your class and lessons? Do you want to see your class from another perspective? I can offer you feedback on your teaching that is constructive and detailed, but at the same time without the pressure of a boss or administrator judging every "fault" that you make.

Lesson observation is, of course, a great tool for improving your teaching. Unfortunately, the circumstances when observations usually take place make the event nerve-racking for most teachers. I hope that I can offer you a way to enjoy and benefit from lesson observations.

For lesson observations, you will need a camera and permission from your institution and learners to record a lesson for professional development purposes.

There are pre- and post-lesson consultation sessions. I will provide detailed written feedback on the lesson plan and actual lesson based on the criteria that we decide on during our pre-lesson session. The post-lesson session will be used to discuss this feedback in detail and discuss any other questions or concerns you may have. You will also learn how to continue the reflection process in future lessons as well.

One Lesson ($200): Observation of 45-minute class. Includes pre-and post-lesson consultation sessions (30 min.) and detailed feedback on class and lesson plan.

Series of Three Lessons ($500): Observation of three separate 45-minute classes. Includes pre- and post-lesson consultation sessions for each observation, and detailed feedback on class and lesson plan.

Language Development for Teaching

Are you a second-language speaker of the target language you are teaching? Would you like advanced lessons that focus more on developing your vocabulary or grammatical skills, so that you can teach with more confidence? Perhaps you would like to focus on specific skills like academic writing, presentations, etc. so that you can teach these skills to your learners. I focus on developing specific study plans for language learners and teachers.

Language development may include:

  • Independent language learning skills and strategies. All languages
  • Specific development of language skills for teaching (e.g., academic writing, speaking, presentations, etc.) Currently English only.
  • Test preparation (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL, etc.). Currently English-based exams only.

1-hour lesson, an assessment task (homework), feedback ($200): The lesson will be aimed at developing a specific skill together. The assessment will be an independent task practicing the target skill, and detailed feedback will be given on your performance.

A series of four 1-hour lessons, three assessment tasks (homework), feedback ($500): The lessons will ideally be aimed at deeply developing one or two skills over a period of time. The assessments will be independent tasks that target these skills, and detailed feedback will be given on your performance.

 

Other Consultation (Free topic)

Other activities that I mingle in are curriculum development and assessment at the program level. I also provide consultation for educational material development. This may be material from ones developed for specific classroom contexts to material being created for publication. Please contact me for more information.

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Reflections & Reactions

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Lesson Planning Templates

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