My name is Robert Roberson and I design the games, activities, and films at CWL. CWL is a part of Flying South Productions. I have 35 years of experience, the reason that I started creating games is that I found that the educational games that were available weren't fun therefore they defeated the purpose. I have one rule in my teaching, if it isn't fun then the kids aren't learning. You have to see that excitement from winning on their faces when you do then you know what you're teaching is going to stick.
My style is to find an activity that teaches the students and to let the students get on with it. Then I monitor to make sure things are being done correctly but I don't interfere. Using card games to teach Language means that four to six students can be speaking the target language at a time when they are broken up into groups. This is far more efficient than calling on one student at a time. It is even more efficient than traditional pair work because the student actually has a goal and that is to win the game. This I have found motivates the student to do his best.
CWL itself won the Prize in Pedagogy in 1991 at Expolangue sponsor. This prize is awarded by the French Government once a year for the most innovative creation in methodology. Awarded Teacher of the Year 2005 for the Greater Poland Region.
I have attended the University of Paris, (La Sorbonne) and have degrees in English BA, Linguistics MA, and Gaming Pedagogy Ph.D. (Pèdagogie Ludique). I also attended school at San Joaquin Delta College with an A.A. in humanities.
I have lived in almost every major European country in the world and the United State; I have taught all over the world. Now I am dedicated to sharing my knowledge with other teachers.