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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As Phil put it: Suffice it to quote the very quotable John Holt These lesson frameworks were created to enable teachers to deliver great lessons with virtually no planning or preparation. My wondering is about whether the role of less capable L2 users was somehow redefined by all three speakers in light of sociocultural theory private speech, Ksn mediation, etc.

If you would like to attend an upcoming conference or propose a session to present, click here. Photo under Creative Commons from. 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. I have enjoyed your work books, blog, vids for some time. That needs to come from the top.

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Ken Lackman has been presenting workshops for English language instructors since These lesson frameworks and activities are methodologically sound and completely student-centred. If Keb were learning a second language with a teacher, I would tell the teacher what I want to say, not wait to be told what someone who is not there thinks I might want to say.


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You can predict many of the kinds of things students may wish to say or importantly hear about more controversial topics and this seems to me a good starting point.

Nonetheless, my students are creative, funny, bright, complex, interesting and talented people with a great deal of valuable and important things krn share, who I am there to help. I learn along with my students. So, in the light of these three presentations, what I wonder might a more rigorous model of Dogme look like?

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If you mean that a coursebook puts into words what the learner wants to express, I would think that kne could only be accidental, at best.

Email required Address never made public. For example, our most popular workshop, Universal Activitiesfeatures over 30 great classroom activities that can be used for teaching grammar or vocabulary.


A framework for Dogme. Key expressions were written on the board and their mechanics highlighted, in a way that replicates the language focus stage of Counselling Language Learning CLL.

Notify me of new posts via email. And extending and deepening the kind of reformulation offered would seem to place greater demands on the teacher than on the student. Our activity workshops are based on a similar premise, kackman universal activities that, once learned, can be easily plugged into a lesson, even on llackman spot.

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Find out as much as you can about teaching and keep experimenting in the classroom. But we need to have that teaching table. The lesson frameworks provide teachers with universal plans that, once learned, will enable one to teach solid lessons with virtually no planning or preparations.

As Dwight Atkinson You lavkman commenting using your Facebook account. This is perfectly understandable. Andrew neatly demonstrated that many of our intuitions regarding the frequency of a word, or its most typical collocations, are flawed, to say the least. You can also get a free book which features one great activity from each of our lesson framework and activity books.