I think we never stop learning, even as a teacher I am learning from my students all the time. I think the key is to be flexible, to be able to adapt to changing ideas and not cling to what you think you should be doing. Starting a lesson with a lesson plan which then gets set aside to discuss something totally unrelated can produce the most spontaneous language learning experience.
Being organised, being ready to go, knowing what you want to talk about are all essential too, there may be no wonderful suggestion in to days class! But I used to feel I had failed if I did not follow my plan, I felt I had not delivered what I needed to teach. But I realised that hat I had delivered was what my student needed to learn.
I want to introduce myself, I am Lizzie and I am a work in progress like so many people out there, including you! I have just completed a degree in English Language and Literature which I loved doing. I’m going to miss studying so much. But!, and its a big But!, I can now spend much more time working on my English classes and hopefully meeting new students and keeping you all up to date on my blog.
I called it lizzieslangaugelab because I want to talk language with you all, and I had been doing some work with our friends at Randalls ESL-Lab and I think it just sounded right. But then I thought, maybe it sounded too clinical and wished I’d called it Lizzie’s Language Cafe. My other passion is food, if you want to talk to me about cooking, especially cakes, biscuits and puddings I could go all day!
So whether you think of this place as a laboratory where you can inspect, dissect and analyse language, or a cafe where you can sit on a soft floor cushion, eat somethng delcious and chat about the world, I hope you enjoy my blog, maybe get some ideas for language practice and maybe even contact me for lessons.
More about that next time.
Have a lovely day.
I want to provide a fun way of learning English at your own speed and in your own time. I hope you will visit often and find new things to discover about the English language and the people who speak it. I want to explore and discover the language with you as you learn it for the first time. I hope this blog will grow not just from my input but also from everyone who visits from around the world. I hope everyone who stops by will say hello and tell me a little about themselves.
In time I will be able to offer SKYPE lessons to individual students or small groups if people are interested in doing that, if people are interested in following a formal English language course on-line then following this link http://teachercallcenter.blogspot.co.uk/ will direct you all the information you need about the course, how it is run and the teachers who will teach you, including myself.
This company, called Immersion English, looks after students from around the world and offers native and non-native English teachers.
I hope we all enjoy this site and look forward to chatting with anyone who stops by.