Ken Lackman EFL Magazine Author. Ken Lackman spent seven years in Prague teaching English and developing teaching materials for The Caledonian . He is the founder and leader of Ken Lackman & Associates, a thriving teacher training project, offering workshops, mini-conferences and other types of. Ken Lackman (B. Ed., DELTA) is a frequent presenter at IATEFL conferences and other conferences in North America. He began his teaching career in at.
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Interview with Ken Lackman Nonetheless, my students are creative, funny, bright, complex, interesting and talented people with a great deal of valuable and important things to share, who I am there to help. I shall check out the sources.
And this, surely, is a skill that should be developed in all teachers-in-training, whether Dogme-inclined or not. This is my first time posting on this blog. As Phil put it: Activity Books Many of the activities and teaching frameworks featured in our workshops are available online in PDF format.
I think Michael Lewis was right when he claimed that languages were learned, not taught. Published Works Our lesson frameworks have been published in English Teaching Professionalthe world’s leading practical magazine for English language teachers.
Lackjan this is where nNESTs may have a distinct advantage as it would be much easier for them to be able to understand their learners and to have an idea about what they need and how they learn best.
I think what language teachers should be doing is teaching students to process language they are exposed to as a means of understanding and acquiring language. I am wondering sorry! This is a huge question. To take a look at our published works, click here. Our activity workshops are based on a similar premise, with universal activities that, once learned, can be easily plugged into a lesson, even on the spot.
The other day, a fellow film enthusiast and I were trying to recall the title of a great classic movie The Best Years of Our Lives.
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The workshops at the conference feature some of the best presenters in Canada and sessions are chosen based on general appeal.
Inquiry dialogue is less about the exchange of ideas than the joint construction of ideas. I think Scott meant that some coursebooks and I would include my own, Outcomes and Innovations, Scott ;- give better examples and are closer to language students may wish to speak.
Learn how your comment data is processed. After target language is presented and explained, one only needs to choose one or more of these activities to round off the lesson with. You are commenting using your WordPress. Thanks for passing on the ideas. Thanks for your comment, Neil. Based on an extensive database of classroom interaction that he has amassed over time, Phil has identified five kinds of instructional classroom talk, two of which seem to approximate closely to the notion of conversation: What Ken has devised and what he engagingly demonstrated using his audience as pretend students is a framework for constructing lessons that meet Dogme principles, but that at the same time provides novice or nervous teachers with a tight structure on which to map emergent language processing.
I know such a book has been mooted. In comparing the two conversational modes, discussion and inquiry dialogue, Phil found that the former tends to be transmissive in style, involving the mere exchange of tokens of information or experience, with little in the way of follow-up, and which, in the interests of task completion, inclines towards early closure.
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Go to workshops and conferences, either in person or online. The second presentation that had me wondering was by Ken Lackman: And I so agree with this point: Ken Lackman and Associates was formed in to offer teacher training sessions to schools and other language teaching organizations.
Testimonials Our classroom activities and lesson frameworks have been enthusiastically endorsed by numerous teachers and students as well as some of the biggest names in the field of English language teaching. I promptly went out and ordered them — hence the quote.
I learn along with my students. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Does it matter to students whether their teacher is a nNEST? If you mean that a coursebook puts into words what kej learner wants to express, I would think that this could only be accidental, at best.
Mini-Conferences We offer monthly one-day conferences for teachers in the Toronto area. For example, our most popular workshop, Universal Activitiesfeatures over 30 great classroom activities that can be used for teaching grammar or vocabulary.
An interesting training activity might be first to have the trainees devise 1. Hi Scott, Thanks for the feedback on my talk and for weaving it and the other two talks together.
Post was not lqckman – check your email addresses! That needs to come from the top. After spending five years as Director of Studies at EF Toronto, he left to pursue a career as a freelance teacher trainer and writer. These sessions are held on Saturdays at English Lacmman and feature four workshops beginning at 9: You can predict many of the kinds of things students may wish to say or importantly hear about more controversial topics and this seems to me a good starting point.
Workshops We offer over 30 different workshops and most feature lesson frameworks or activities that are designed to make your teaching much easier and much more effective.
For the complete list kej workshops click he re. Every teacher has their strengths and weaknesses. Yes, there are scores — even legions — of teachers doing wonder-ful things without knowing there lacmman a name for it.