When your ESL students aren’t excited about English, it’s hard for you to be excited, either. That’s why I knew I had to share two really important teacher trainers with you. I met Daniel Barber and Duncan Foord at the Innovate ELT conference and I asked them to do an interview with me for my new series, The Face of Virtual ESL. You can get it as a video or audio-only podcast below.
In the interview below, you’ll hear Daniel and Duncan dive into concepts from their book, From English Teacher to Learner Coach. They talk about…
- What it means to be a “learner coach” and why you should incorporate these principles into lessons
- How to handle students (or your D.O.S.) if you meet with resistance about integrating “learner coach” techniques into your existing lessons
- Two easy lesson plans for breathing life back into classes that have lost momentum
My biggest surprise? That learners as young as 4 can articulate their goals and bring motivation and direction to the classroom.
Check it out. It will be 45 minutes very well spent.