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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You can also get a free book which features one great activity from each of our lesson framework and activity books. You can predict many of the kinds of things students may wish to say or importantly hear about more controversial topics and this seems to me a good starting point.

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Wonderful post, Scott, really inspiring ideas — promoting inquiry dialogue, T-S example conversation stages very Demand High? We also will come to do workshops at schools and conferences anywhere in the world.

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The workshops at the conference feature some of lackkan best presenters in Canada and sessions are chosen based on general appeal.

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Text, Discourse and Corpora, London: Suffice it to quote the very quotable John Kenn Hi Scott, Thanks for the feedback on my talk and for weaving it and the other two talks together. And this is where nNESTs may have a distinct lackmna as it would be much easier for them to be able to understand their learners and to have an idea about what they need and how lackan learn best.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Testimonials Our classroom activities and lesson frameworks have been enthusiastically endorsed by numerous teachers and students as well as some of the biggest names in the field of English language teaching. I know such a book has been mooted. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Read books, magazines and blogs and talk to other teachers.

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None of the speakers referenced sociocultural learning theory specifically, although each talk was consistent with the notion of scaffolded instruction, and the transition from other-regulation to self-regulation. We offer these workshops at English Central in Toronto, as well as sessions by other presenters. And if they really enjoyed the class, then that means there should be no reason for those students to complain about their lessons. A framework for Dogme.

CAT stands for Conversation Activated Teaching and hence is consistent with the Dogme precept that teaching should be conversation-driven. It sounds like you got to, and got a lot out of, some very interesting talks. Does it matter to students whether their teacher is a nNEST? Your value as a teacher is not based on the language you speak but the language you teach.

Nice to have a hobby! Google and the like can also offer support language-wise for teachers, just as it can for language learners.


Schools need to encourage and probably pay for professional development and the kind of collegiality that would have NESTs and nNESTs learning from each other. Although we offer a wide range of workshops, our focus is on activities and lesson frameworks that will allow teachers to plan jen lessons more easily.

The answer depends on what determines good and bad teaching. 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 lack,an content.

Email required Address never made public. Ken Lackman has been presenting workshops for English language instructors since And extending and deepening the kind of reformulation offered would seem to place greater demands on the teacher than on the student.

I just wanted to second what Neil and others are saying.

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My wondering is about whether the role of less capable L2 users was somehow redefined by all three speakers in light of sociocultural theory private speech, ZPD mediation, etc. Most of the frameworks and activities are universal. This is my first time posting on this blog. The deft use of reference tools, such as learner dictionaries or online corpora, can also be developed.

By routines, I mean the kinds of useful phrases, sentence frames, formulaic utterances etc that are commonly associated with a way of talking or, for that matter, writing about a topic and which are made available to learners in a kind of DIY spirit.