Steve Mullen has spent the past 10 years developing an online platform for teachers and students called MyLAMPA. Find out how the motto “Teachers Together” relates to this powerful networking platform.
1. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I live and teach freelance in Vsetín, which is a town of about 27,000 in eastern Moravia.
2. How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching since 1991 and, with the exception of three years in the late ‘90s when I worked as a training course writer in Canada, I have spent my entire ELT career working in the Czech Republic.
3. Can you describe a typical teaching day?
At the moment, it’s overwhelming. I start teaching shortly after 7:00 a.m. on most days. I teach 7-10 lessons a day, so it works out to more than 40 contact hours per week, but I do that out of necessity. I mostly teach individuals and I’m lucky that I’m established and known here so I usually...
Christina Cavage wears many hats as a teacherpreneur. Find out how she came up with the idea to develop a brilliant app that helps her students to practice syllabification while acquiring key vocabulary.
Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I have been teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, U.S. for the last five years. Prior to joining SCAD, I taught at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey for 20 years.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching ESL for over 27 years.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
Is there ever a typical day teaching? Every day brings new experiences, and even after 27 years, every day is dynamic. However, on most days I arrive early and meet with students. When classes begin, the fun starts! I like to use a lot of games, pair/group activities and other tasks that really engage students. I love developing materials that are innovative and...
Nicholas Walker is a fellow Canadian who has successfully used his experience as an ESL teacher to write books and design and develop a website to help students improve their writing. Find out how Nicholas reduced his marking time significantly by developing a website called the Virtual Writing Tutor.
Could you start off by telling us where you teach?
I teach English as a Second Language at Ahuntsic College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the largest publically funded French language CEGEP in Montreal. We have a student population of about 10, 000 students in a range of pre-university and vocational programs.
Could explain a little about the CEGEP system for our readers?
Sure. Quebec does things a little differently from the other provinces in Canada. Students graduate high school at the end of grade eleven here. After that, they have a choice of going to either an English or French junior college, called CEGEPs. Most are publically funded and offer a range of...