I have come to the conclusion that the best way for students and teachers to develop their skills is to network with like-minded colleagues, so that local networks of teachers and students can be formed, connected to neighbouring provinces, in order to make a much larger network that spans the whole of Thailand.
For this to happen, I have joined with other teachers and educators to form Udon Thani Education Foundation, which is a charitable foundation that aims to assist students and teachers who are creative, innovative and looking for support.
12th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching.
18th-19th February 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
For more details go to the official website: http://www.camtesol.org/2017-conference.
New MakeBeliefsComix ESOL - Instructions for Teachers
Bill Zimmerman has launched a new MakeBeliefsComix for ESOL. Have a look at the teachers resources that show you how to use them.
Kreng-jai Knowingly Undermines Creativity (KKUIC)
An article explaining why I left KKUIC will appear here in the coming months. I have to be careful as I am instigating legal proceedings, so like all good poker players, I must not reveal my hand.
As an hors d'oeuvre, I would like to share my latest article which illustrates the amount of hours that I worked for Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC). Whilst these hours were voluntary, unfortunately the managers (sic) of the day did not believe me, and in fact called me a liar to my face in one of the best attempts yet to try and bully and intimidate me at a meeting about English language teaching (as always, without evidence).
Round One: Access article here.
Udon Thani Rajabhat University Uncovered
I have been toying with the idea of writing down all the activities I was involved in during my eight years at the Language Center, Udon Thani Rajabhat University (UDRU). Now that certain members of the Language Center (yes, you know who you are) have started to claim responsibility for my concerted efforts and hard work, I thought it was about time to publish what I see as my “achievements” before it is too late and my name becomes a distant memory in the minds of those who have used and abused so many foreign English language teachers in their short but illustrious time in charge.
A self-serving piece of writing? Yes, and I am quite proud of it.
Biased? Oh, I should think so!
After all, it is my hard work that is now being claimed by others.
Read how it all started in the early years at UDRU.
Click here for the PDF.
Free English Language Books for Libraries in Thailand
If your organisation is not-for-profit, its library should qualify to receive a gradual, but almost limitless, stream of English language texts, from kindergarten through graduate school - free of charge, no strings attached.
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