This is how I teach. Aiming too high can cause negative stress. I’ve learned to break learning down into small, productive, rewarding steps.
I was thrilled and very priviledged to be sponsored by Cornelsen to present this at BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group, in Poznan last weekend. It was a great event. This presentation was sponsored to promote Up to Speed by Carole Eilertson and Louise Kennedy. Carole mentored me in this presentation.
My favorite BESIG presentation was actually the keynote by Vicki Hollett, who emphasized that we need to teach dialogues and focus on the pragmatics that allow us to communicate effectively. To see some of the other presentations, go to the BESIG website.