Tag Archive | English language learning

The LSU Top 5 #36

This is the 36th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Giving Employers What They Don’t Really Want – The Chronicle There is a huge mismatch between what universities think employers want (transferable knowledge) and what […]

Games in the Classroom – pro or con?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has lived and taught in Asia for over a dozen years and is currently teaching in Vietnam. He has a Master’s Degree in TEFL and is especially interested in theories of learning. One of the first workshops I attended in language teaching could easily have been called “Language Teaching Through […]

What does ‘good English communication’ mean?

RMIT Vietnam staff Matt (LSU) and Loc (Library and Learning Commons) – English communication in action! By Pham Nguyen Hoang Dy, LSU English has rapidly become an essential language in South East Asia. In occupational areas, many workplaces now require English communicative abilities. The better command of English one has, the more likely that he […]

2012 English Teacher of the Year

Recently Matt interviewed Danny Green, RMIT Vietnam’s 2012 English Teacher of the Year, and asked him about life teaching in Saigon. Click for Matts interview with Danny

So you want to improve your writing? Some suggestions for students

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has an MA in TEFL and has been teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning and the discovery process. I once went to a professional basketball game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Boston Celtics. I arrived a couple of hours early. After […]

What principles guide your teaching practice?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has been living and teaching in Asia for over a dozen years.  He is especially interested in theories of learning. I had no idea what I was doing the first time I walked into an English as a second language classroom. On that day I was volunteering to substitute for […]

Motivating EAP students through feedback

By Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas teach at a private university in Turkey. Previously they have taught academic literacies at universities in the UK and Vietnam Why are you reading this? The chances are there is something you hope to gain from doing so. Information, entertainment, perhaps just passing time.  Whatever the case, […]

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