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Ken Lackman EFL Magazine Author. Ken Lackman spent seven years in Prague teaching English and developing teaching materials for The Caledonian . He is the founder and leader of Ken Lackman & Associates, a thriving teacher training project, offering workshops, mini-conferences and other types of. Ken Lackman (B. Ed., DELTA) is a frequent presenter at IATEFL conferences and other conferences in North America. He began his teaching career in at.

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Ken Lackman and Associates. Email required Address never made oackman. Interview with Ken Lackman For the complete list laxkman workshops click he re. The workshops at the conference feature some of the best presenters in Canada and sessions are chosen based on general appeal. Email Lackmann Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Using language to make sense of the world, New York, NY: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

The deft use of reference tools, such as learner dictionaries or online corpora, can also be developed. Thanks for your comment, Neil. Nobody really fully understands how languages are learned, so nobody really fully knows how languages should be taught.

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Yes, I was excited about the confluence of Dogme-related ideas, as well as the training implications of a re-conceptualized focus on form within the three-pronged Dogme methodology i. Hi Scott, This is my first time posting on this blog. We also will come to do workshops at schools and conferences anywhere in the world. The second presentation that had me wondering was by Ken Lackman: Join 21, other followers. These sessions are held on Saturdays at English Central and feature four workshops beginning at 9: I promptly went out and ordered them — hence the quote.

With a strategic approach, knowledge of strategies to process language is far more important than knowledge of the language itself. Since that time, we have presented over workshops at schools and conferences in Canada and Europe.

Thanks for passing on the ideas.

You can also get a free book which features one great activity from each of our lesson framework and activity books. I think Scott meant that some coursebooks and I would include my own, Outcomes and Innovations, Scott ;- give better examples and are closer to language students may wish to speak. Long term, you want teachers to be able to build up varied repetoires as we expect our students to do.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! If I were learning a second language with lacknan teacher, I would tell the teacher what I want to say, not wait to be told what someone who is not there thinks I might want to say. Methods and activities for more effective teaching with less preparation. FREE page ebook Click here to get your free book.

What this means is that once you know the procedure, you can use the activity or lesson framework over and over again in different teaching circumstances or for different lesson content. My first reaction was, reactionary! As Dwight Atkinson Does it matter to students whether their teacher is a nNEST? If you mean that a coursebook puts into words what the learner wants to express, I would think that this could only be accidental, at best.

Scott, Thanks for the reading. Most of the frameworks and activities are universal. Yes, there are scores — even legions — of teachers doing wonder-ful things without knowing there is a name for it.


It sounds like you got to, and got a lot llackman of, some very interesting talks. Every teacher has their strengths and weaknesses. I know such a book has been mooted. Indeed, we are challenged in our classroom by a great deal of environmental needs: I think that the people who run language schools often feel that their students would prefer to learn from native speakers. You are commenting using your WordPress.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. But, more specifically, I think being the best teacher you can be means constantly learning about what might be the best way to teach, experimenting with ways of implementing those ideas in the classroom, and, more cynically, walking a line between that way of teaching and how your school or book expects you to teach.

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Schools on that list include private language schools, numerous LINC schools, and several universities and colleges. After target language krn presented and explained, one only needs to choose one or more of these activities to round off the lesson with. I learn along with my students. Inquiry dialogue is less about lackmn exchange of ideas than the joint construction of ideas.

And if they really enjoyed the class, then that means there should be no reason for those students to complain about their lessons.

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And extending and deepening the kind of reformulation offered would seem to place greater demands on the teacher than on the student. Although we offer a wide range of workshops, our focus is on activities and lesson frameworks that will allow teachers to plan effective lessons more easily. These lesson frameworks were created to len teachers to deliver great lessons with virtually no planning or preparation.

Ken Lackman and Associates was formed in to offer teacher training sessions to schools and other language teaching organizations. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here