I have been teaching ESL in Asia for over 15 years. I have a Bachelor's of Education from Charles Sturt University. It has been my goal as a teacher to help children develop their overall English ability through reading.
The foundation of all my lessons is to teach the 4 skills of English with an emphasis on reading. I started creating my own stories so that I could teach vocabulary and grammar in a more interesting way. After my students have practiced reading a story from the We Can Read series, extension activities are used to incorporate speaking, listening and writing into my lessons. The beginning stages of my lessons begin with reading a story and goal at the end is to have students express their own ideas and feelings in an authentic manner.
The We Can Read series that I created has been used by the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) to help children all across Taiwan improve their reading skills via the nationally funded Cool English website; www,coolenglish.edu.tw. The We Can Read series was also the basis of a research project which was recognized and published by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2014.
Bachelor's of Education from Charles Sturt University in 2012. TESOL certified in 2008.
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