In this video, Michael Rost shares some ideas about language acquisition, and the role of the teacher.
Video Transcript As teachers we have two skill sets that we’re continuously trying to revise and adapt and improve. The first of these is what I call “presence”. That is, the ability to deliver instruction in real time, to engage with the students, to interact with the students, to listen, to respond––to deliver instruction in...
Video Transcript Sharing learning resources with students is a great way to utilize technology in language teaching.[i] Like a lot of teachers, I compile resources that I find that I think will be suitable for my students to utilize as they try to challenge themselves outside of the classroom. And I’ve organized my resources into a...
Video Transcript 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 teaching a number of years ago in West Africa in the Peace Corps, I had zero technology effectively. My main technology was chalk. I had white chalk, I had a...
An article I wrote on an approach to teaching communication based on the notion of “Presence.” View Document