Ken Lackman EFL Magazine Author. Ken Lackman spent seven years in Prague teaching English and developing teaching materials for The Caledonian . He is the founder and leader of Ken Lackman & Associates, a thriving teacher training project, offering workshops, mini-conferences and other types of. Ken Lackman (B. Ed., DELTA) is a frequent presenter at IATEFL conferences and other conferences in North America. He began his teaching career in at.

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Ken Lackman

Although we offer a wide range of workshops, our focus is on activities and lesson frameworks that will allow teachers to plan effective lessons more easily. An interesting training activity might be first to have the trainees devise 1.

After spending five years as Director of Studies at EF Toronto, he left to pursue a career as a freelance teacher trainer and writer. Photo under Creative Commons from. The other day, a fellow film enthusiast and I were trying to recall the title of a great classic movie The Best Years of Our Lives.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Ken Lackman and Associates. Unless we have, as many schools do, a very narrow definition of what teaching is about, what NESTs and nNESTs bring to the teaching table should be considered equally valuable. We offer these workshops at English Central in Toronto, as well as sessions by other presenters. I have enjoyed your work books, blog, vids for some time. Read books, magazines and blogs and talk to other teachers.

As Dwight Atkinson And this is where nNESTs may have a distinct advantage as it would be much easier for them to be able to understand their learners and to have an idea about what they need and how they learn best.

I think Michael Lewis was right when he claimed that languages were learned, not taught. Schools on that list include private language schools, numerous LINC schools, and keb universities and colleges.


Go to workshops and conferences, either in person or online. The answer depends on what determines good and bad teaching.

What this ksn is that once you know the procedure, you can use the activity or lesson framework over and over again in different teaching circumstances or for different lesson content.

So, in the light of these three presentations, what I wonder might a more rigorous model of Dogme look like? You can view some of these testimonials here. What Ken has devised and what he engagingly demonstrated using his audience as pretend students is a framework for constructing lessons that meet Dogme principles, but that at the same time provides novice or nervous teachers with a tight structure on which to map emergent language processing.

And extending and deepening the kind of reformulation kem would seem to place greater demands on the teacher than on the student. Talk to the expert: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I think Scott meant that some coursebooks and I would include my own, Outcomes and Innovations, Scott ;- give better examples and are closer to language students may wish to speak.

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Find out as much as you can about teaching and keep experimenting in the classroom. Does it matter to students whether their teacher is a nNEST? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I think what language teachers should be doing is teaching lackkman to process language they are exposed to as a means of understanding and acquiring language.

Workshops We offer over 30 different workshops and most feature lesson frameworks or activities that are designed to make your teaching much easier and much more effective.

Thank you for summarising the talks by some of my favourite kej, none of whom, ironically, I got to listen to this time. With a strategic approach, knowledge of strategies to process language is far more important than knowledge of the language itself. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Mini-Conferences We offer monthly one-day lqckman for teachers in the Toronto area.

After target language is presented and explained, one only needs to choose one or more of these activities to round off the lesson with. If teaching were more lexically based, then a native speaker might have an advantage.

Ken Lackman has been presenting workshops for English language instructors since Indeed, we are challenged in our classroom by a great deal lwckman environmental needs: This is the approach that I try to use and I find, even as a fairly well-educated native speaker, that I learn new things about the language every day.

Talk to the expert: Interview with Ken Lackman – TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy

Join 21, other followers. And I so agree with this point: Word quickly spread and soon afterward Ken received requests to present at numerous other conferences and schools in the greater Toronto area.

The first, Conversation-driven or dialogic methodology? Andrew neatly demonstrated that many of our intuitions regarding the frequency of a word, or its most typical collocations, are lackjan, to say the least. A framework for Dogme. These lesson frameworks were created to enable teachers to deliver great lessons with virtually no planning or preparation.

I think that the people who run language schools often feel that their students would prefer to learn from native speakers. The demo lesson consisted of cycles of pairwork conversations on a topic that had been selected by a class brainstorm and vote alternating with similar conversations between the teacher and a selected student.