Acquiring a new language

Acquiring a new language

In this video, Michael Rost shares some ideas about language acquisition, and the role of the teacher.
User experience and instructional design

User experience and instructional design

  In this clip Michael Rost talks about his student teaching experience and how this led him to a new understanding of “user experience.”   When we discuss technology, we often refer to “user experience,” that is, the user’s sense of ease of...
The advantages of learning management systems

The advantages of learning management systems

  In this clip Michael Rost talks about an early teaching experience revealing the need to develop a reliable learning management system.     As teachers we have two skill sets that we’re continuously trying to revise and adapt and improve. The first of...
Sharing learning resources with students

Sharing learning resources with students

  In this clip, Michael Rost talks about his early teaching experiences involving sharing resources with students.   Sharing learning resources with students is a great way to utilize technology in language teaching.[i] Like a lot of teachers, I compile...
Using technology in language teaching

Using technology in language teaching

In this clip Michael Rost describes his early experiences with teaching and how his attitudes about using technology were formed. Video Script: I use a lot of technology in my teaching now, but this hasn’t always been the case.[i] In fact, when I first started out...

An inspirational teacher

I talk about Arley Gray, a teacher who influenced me at the start of my teaching career.  ...
Benefits of using technology in language teaching #1

Benefits of using technology in language teaching #1

In this talk I describe my earliest experiences with “teaching technology” in the Peace Corps.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjX8Nff0U8Q   for script and links: http://longmanhomeusa.com/blog/reasons-for-using-technology/#more-12945...
Listening Differently

Listening Differently

A person’s deepest wish is to be known. TEACHING = listening to the thinking of your learners