Okay, so I’m not sure whether there’s actually been any kind of introduction to us writing posts here on Louise’s blog. So hi! I’m Kelly and I’m one of her three students doing the bilingual fast track English teacher training (try saying that five times fast…). It means we’re doing this thing in three years instead… Read More A Product of Procrastination
It’s actually pretty strange to get taught how to teach. This strange realisation of the amount of ‘meta-data’ you’re actually receiving. It’s like when you try to look for the difference between 3d and 2d by putting your glasses on and off. It kinda messes with your head. It feels weird to say, especially knowing… Read More A good 3d movie headache.
Ok, to me the dubious honour (it’s a bit scary having this much responsibility) of being allowed to set up a couple of new courses and “adapt” an old one. As of the academic year 2015-2016 I will be training and closely monitoring students on a fast track into bilingual teaching (the language and literature… Read More Bilingual teaching & CLIL!
How much effect do the teachers have on language learning in your country? I have always said that teachers have a huge effect on pupils’ motivation for a subject. Without diving into the research here (though it’s hard not to mention Simon Borg, Zoltan Dornyei, Ema Ushioda and Martin Lamb when using terms such as… Read More Is “The Force” with you?
Goodness where to start? I was tagged by Tyson Seburn which is actually very sad. Sad? Well, if you think about it, it’s pretty cool to get ‘tagged’ by someone in Canada, but sad that this bloke who I find very interesting, amusing and innovative is so far away and I’ve never met him. Anyway,… Read More Carol Goodey’s Blog Challenge
So that was it then, was it? The school year has slid down the slope to the summer (at least that’s what we call it though you’d hardly know it was summer!) and it’s time to take stock of the past year and set the scene for the new. I am exhausted – two jobs… Read More Th th th th that’s all folks
Yeah yeah, yet another teacher jumping on the bandwagon. Well, not quite. Perhaps I should explain myself better: The Flipped Classroom is a bit of a buzzword at the moment (though Bergmann and Sams seem to prefer the term “Mastery Learning” – and I have to agree with them on that!). I’m not going to… Read More My flipping class!