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Archive for June, 2012

After and before

Posted by Anne on June 13th, 2012

Yesterday we had our second EULEAP meeting, and I’ve just put together the minutes and tried to do some more networking to get people involved. EAP practitioners are notoriously shy about networking – or could it be a lack of interest, after all? There is #EAPchat, which is connecting up many of the players, and […]

Passive students

Posted by Anne on June 11th, 2012

This semester I’ve had huge problems with twin classes of very passive students. These are mostly East-German adults in their twenties and early thirties who had vocational training e.g. as accountants or bankers, and are returning to college to get a BA on a part-time study program. Their English levels are very mixed, and they […]

Tandem teaching

Posted by Anne on June 4th, 2012

Could tandem teaching work as a business model? So: The corporate client books a two-day course for a large-ish group of staff  and gets not one, but two trainers to come in to run the session. The trainers take it in turns: One runs an activity while the other collects vocabulary on the board and […]