Public elementary and junior high schools in Japan (3 years) Private elementary academy in Korea (1 year) Private academy for university-age adults (2 years)
My major educational goal is to simply grammar for students whose native language isn't English. With all the exceptions to the rules added in, grammar can become incredibly complex, but if you pare it down to the heart of the matter, the "rules" that native speakers have an instinctive feel for, it's not that hard. My teaching style generally focuses on a formula that I call LEAPS: Learn 1) What is it? (form) 2) Where can I put it in a sentence? (placement) 3) When can I use it? (function) Experience 4) Watch or read a sample Acclimate 5) Do a drill or two Produce 6) Write a paragraph, create a skit, or do some other productive activity. Search 7) Where can I find similar things online? 8) HOMEWORK: Find examples to bring to the next class.
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Miscellaneous: Certificate in TEFL (2004) Undergraduate degree: BA in English writing (2005) Continuing education: Graduate coursework in applied linguistics (2009~)
I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and an insatiably curious individual. I am always trying to figure out the "how" and "why" of things, and those are the elements of grammar that I really like to communicate with students. My ultimate goal is to create a textbook, but you can try out my materials here first!