ESL is in my blood. My mother arrived in the United States at age 18 with almost no English skills. I've taught ESL/EFL students in the private sector for almost 20 years now, both here and in South Korea. I used to teach adult international students at an Intensive English Program in he USA, but I'm back in Asia teaching children again as of August 2018.
My adult ESL lessons were centered around student-directed discoveries such as linguistic investigations and employed communicative activities and cooperative learning. Group/pair work was heavily emphasized with students taking the lead as much as possible. The goal for the majority of my adult students was to pass an English-proficiency exam to get into university, so I taught academic English as well as basic survival English. What I create for TpT reflects that.
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Oklahoma state certification: English 5-12, ESL PK-12; (2015-2020)
M.Ed. in Bilingual/TESL Education in 2013
100 hour TEFL Certification in 2007
BA in English in 1997
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When not teaching or TpTing, I am into nature walks, yoga, and snuggling with my dog. I have also become a language student.
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