Jeremy Harmer in Turkey: ELT changes

October 21st, 2012 — inAll The InterviewsNo Comments »

Jeremy Harmer is a teacher, teacher trainer and author. Among his many books are the classics, The Practice of English Language Teaching (now in its third edition) and How to Teach English, both published by Longman.


Ken Wilson: 10 quotes that will make you think

October 21st, 2012 — inAll The Interviews, Professional Development, Teacher TrainingNo Comments »

Ken Wilson is a teacher trainer, an author of ELT materials and until 2002, an artistic director of the English Teaching Theatre. He trained to be an English teacher with John and Brita Haycraft at International House London and taught English in Seville before moving back to IH London, where he worked as a teacher and teacher trainer before going freelance. In the seventies, he wrote and recorded Mister Monday, the first-ever collection of ELT songs. Since then he’s written and recorded about 150 language teaching songs, many which you can read about and even download from his blog. He has worked as a performer, sketch-writer and eventually director with the English Teaching Theatre, a theatre company which used to tour the world performing stage-shows for learners of English.


Stephen Krashen

August 9th, 2012 — inLinguistics, Methods and ApproachesNo Comments »

br>Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He is best known for developing
the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach. Stephen has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education, and has done important work in the area of reading. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCLA, was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His recent papers can be found at


Saima Ali – Teacher of ESOL

July 22nd, 2012 — inTeacher TrainingNo Comments »


Korea: English Teacher Of The Year

July 22nd, 2012 — inAsia, Teaching TopicsNo Comments »


Teacher Interview About A Lesson: Bill

July 22nd, 2012 — inAll The Interviews, Teacher TrainingNo Comments »

Interview with Bill, a teacher, about his lesson and the use of dialogue frames. From the book, The Practice of Language Teaching.


Teaching in Japan: JET program

July 22nd, 2012 — inAsia, Careers and JobsNo Comments »


Teaching In Korea: Luana

June 13th, 2012 — inAll The Interviews, Asia, Careers and Jobs, Working TeachersNo Comments »

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Recruiting Teachers

June 13th, 2012 — inCareers and Jobs, Education and SchoolingNo Comments »


A Conversation with B. Kumaravadivelu

June 13th, 2012 — inLinguistics, Methods and ApproachesNo Comments »

B. Kumaravadivelu was educated at the Universities of Madras in India, Lancaster in Britain, and Michigan in the USA. He is currently Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at San Jose State University, California. His areas of research include language teaching methods, teacher education, classroom discourse analysis, postmethod pedagogy, and cultural globalization. He is the author of Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching, (Yale University Press, 2003), Understanding Language Teaching: From Method to Postmethod (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006), Cultural Globalization and Language Education (Yale University Press, 2008), and Language Teacher Education for a Global Society (Routledge, 2012).
In addition to books, Professor Kumaravadivelu has published several research articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Modern Language Journal, English Language Teaching Journal, International Review of Applied Linguistics, Applied Language Learning, RELC Journal, ITL Review. He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of several internationally reputed journals such as TESOL Quarterly. He has delivered invited keynote/plenary addresses in international conferences held in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore and the USA. His book Cultural Globalization and Language Education was awarded the Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize (2008) for Outstanding Research Publication by Modern Language Association, New York.
A common thread that runs through Professor Kumaravadivelu’s work is a postmodern and postcolonial perspective that motivates a desire to understand the language classroom not just in its linguistic complexities but also in all its historical, political, social and cultural ones. It is this critical orientation that is reflected in his pioneering work on postmethod pedagogy, which seeks to direct practicing and prospective language teachers away from knowledge transmission and towards knowledge generation; away from pedagogic dependence and towards pedagogic independence. It is also reflected in his most recent work on the teaching of culture in a global society, which is sensitive to the complexities of the political, religious and cultural tensions that cultural globalization has brought about.


Speak Like Bond


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