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ESL BREAKROOM ep. 14 – Training High Level Learners with Teacher Trainer and ESL Materials Writer Rachel Appleby
High level learners can keep trainers on their toes. With solid vocabulary and grammar skills in place, learners at the C1/C2 level require a trainer who can provide both language expansion and stimulating Business English topics along with advanced level activities.
Luckily, seasoned ESL teacher trainer and ESL materials writer Rachel Appleby joins us on Episode 14 with a host of useful ideas and resources to help us meet the challenge.
ESL BREAKROOM ep.13 – “Plan. Do. Thrive” in ELT with Heather Johnston. A Thoughtful Pathway to Job Satisfaction
On Episode 13 of the ESL Breakroom we talk with Heather Johnston, the calming voice behind the Thrive in ELT Podcast and the impassioned instructor and coach behind the ELT Resource Room Website.
We explore Heather’s “Plan. Do. Thrive.” philosophy for ESL instructors and see how elevating our attention to planning and inserting self-reflection into our planning stages can bring about positive change in your ELT life.
ESL BREAKROOM ep.12 – Practical, Brain-Calming Techniques to Maximize Learning with Mindfulness Educator Dave Delaney
Don’t miss this part-two podcast with popular ESL Breakroom guest Dave Delaney.
Listeners raved about visually-impaired mindfulness educator Dave Delaney’s inspiring story. In part one, Episode 11 Handling Learning Blocks, we explored blocks to learner engagement and how awareness powerfully contends with learning stress of all stripes.
Today, we are all experiencing stress and distraction in one form or another for a variety of reasons: Covid, work, past traumas…. Your learners are no different. Stress, be it chronic stress or periodic stress may be causing blocks in their ability to learn effectively. The impact of stress on learning is becoming a subject of great interest in our culture.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that training people in Business English always has to be “serious business.”
Games are a great way to relax and energize your learners, and studies have shown that we learn better when we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves. There’s no reason not to try a few in your next session.
Anthony is not only a linguist with four languages under his belt, but also a passionate trainer and avid study of learning processes. He shares with us his motivation for recently re-certifying, and takes us on a surface dive into a concept he’s currently experimenting with as a result of his recent TESOL: Task-Based Learning.
In this episode we’ll be talking with talented musician / ESL teacher Patrick HAIN who brings together English grammar with infectious beats to keep his high school students progressing in English.
His popular video “Irregular Verbs” has found great success on YouTube with over 190,000 views.
Rachael is the founder of Life Resourceful (www.life-resourceful.com) and the popular Facebook Group Lightbulb Moments: Helping ELT Professional Manage Stress and Gain Balance.
We’ll be talking about Self Care for ESL trainers and why taking care of yourself is smart business.
This episode focuses on pro-tips for training PRESENTATIONS. Whether you are an inexperienced public speaker or a skilled presenter, you’re guaranteed to hear nuggets that will improve your very next Business English presentations training. Join us for an informative session with experienced Business Class ESL trainer Gerry Graham.
If you are communicating online these days, (and who isn’t? ), don’t miss Episode 5 of the Business Class ESL Breakroom with Virtual Communication Coach, Tracey Grey.
The concept of peer learning is gaining traction and is being talked about more and more in a variety of contexts and disciplines, from academia to corporate training and of course, language learning.
Join us for an enlightening chat as Michael Shannon, Angers-based Trainer and Peer-Learning Facilitator, offers a how-to on creating semi-independent, peer-learning partnerships to strengthen the work they’ve started with you.
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