Curt Ford has turned his love of story-telling into a unique online learning experience for students and teachers. He also has a very successful YouTube channel for students of Russian! Find out how you can collaborate with Curt to co-promote your work as teacherprenuers.
1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
I taught Russian at the University of South Carolina, USA for 15 years; now I work from home on online projects for learners of English and Russian.
2. Can you describe a typical day?
I'm up and working by 7:30, as soon as the kids are off to school. Most of the time I'm at the laptop, looking for stories, creating supporting material for stories, wrestling with WordPress, or planning, recording, and editing a video tutorial. I do try to remember to go for walks at least once a day, since stepping away from the screen is sometimes the best way to get unstuck or get a new idea.
For the most part I work at home, though...
Teresa Nguyen is an ESL Teacher, Author and successful YouTuber based in California. Find out how she utilized her first language to start a bilingual (English-Vietnamese) YouTube channel with more than 12,000 subscribers from around the world to help Vietnamese speakers learn English.
Hello Teresa. Can you start off by telling us about your teaching journey?
I became interested in language development due to my own experiences as a child immigrant from Vietnam, an ESL student, and then as an English instructor in three different countries. These experiences have given me an understanding of how lives can be transformed through learning English.
Through the years, I have found that teaching a wide range of learners in a variety of subjects has allowed me to explore different perspectives on teaching as well. I taught specialized English to immigrant adults in corporate America (2008) and to Vietnamese programmers in corporate Vietnam (2010). I taught...