I’ve been teaching English as a Foreign Language since I gained my CELTA in April 2011.
I’ve taught adults and YLs in private language centres in Vietnam and the Balkans as well as summer schools in the UK and Italy. Currently that’s over 4000 hours in the classroom.
This blog is here for reflecting and sharing as I continue shaping my teaching. This is a never-ending quest and includes both what works and what doesn’t. But the journey’s where the fun is, so they say.
I’m a workshop and webinar addict. These have been instrumental to my learning over the years. I have recently started leading workshops myself (one each in 2015 and 2016, and a few in 2017). From time to time I will blog about these or add downloads from my sessions, particularly conferences.
My teaching interests are varied. In terms of class type I especially like:
- Lower Secondary YLs (about 11-14 years old)
- Primary YLs (about 6-11 years old)
- Academic English
And common to all class types, some key themes are:
- Listening, Pronunciation and the link between them
- Learner Autonomy
- Vocabulary – since the Delta I’ve become interested in the Lexical Approach
And much more!
Elisabeth, not just a teacher
I hike, I dance and I drink a lot of tea.
And I’ve been into languages for as long as I can remember. I spent over 3 years in Vietnam and have a (mostly dormant) blog with over 70 articles and tips for language learners. Being a language learner undoubtedly influences my teaching, and vice versa. The current language I’m focusing on is Spanish.
I check twitter or you can send an email to: hello(at)moreteamoreteaching.com