I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue
I am an Irish woman living on a beautiful Greek island with my Greek husband and four children, including twins, aged between ten and six. I have been teaching ESL/English for eighteen years, with experience in primary , secondary schools, language, and literacy institutes in Ireland, though the majority of my experience has been in Greece.
I studied English literature and History in University before going on to take the Higher Diploma in Education, which is the teaching qualification in Ireland. After moving abroad, circumstances led me into the ESL field, which has entailed continuous professional development and opened up new interests and opportunities. The last three years has been devoted to teaching online. I have been researching virtual classrooms, environments, web 2.0 technology, social media, and creating multi-media content. I have also experimented with different brain-friendly methodologies, have conducted many public classes online using games, music and story-telling techniques, and am currently writing two educational course books. One is vocabulary for proficency using creative learning techniques, and the other is an grammar story book for ESL students and bilinguals.
My predominant teaching interests include:
creative curriculum development,
use of games, music and multimedia in esl
different learning styles,
technology in education
As a mother of four bilingual children, I have also developed a keen interest in bilingual literacy and I am passionate about raising my children to develop the linguistic competence of a well-educated native English speaker."