Who am I?
If you’re really that interested, you could probably do worse than to check out my Linked In Profile, which also has the added benefit of saving me from typing it all out again:
Essentially though, I have been teaching for various organisations and in different contexts since 2002, and working in various senior staff and teacher development and training roles for much of that time, as well as more recently doing a bit of materials writing.
I should point out that the views on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employers past or present, though I like to think they might agree with me every now and again.
What are you going to find on TEFLGEEK?
- TEFL / TESOL methodology
- Classroom Practice
- Developing teaching skills
- Lesson ideas and materials
- Online teaching resources
- Just about anything really
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Wednesday 16 February 2011 at 19:18
Excellent site with plenty to discover. I’ve subscribed by email as well as RSS.
Friday 16 September 2016 at 04:13
Hi David, I enjoyed your stimulating and well-informed Blog so much I found myself checking out your ‘About’ page. I cannnot believe that someone so interested in language learning who has lived in Portugal for 10 years is only A2 when it comes to his own learning. This isn’t a criticism, it’s an expression of astonishment and a question – or two questions: 1) How can you live there so long and not speak the language at a higher level? 2) Pedagocially, how important or unimportant do you think it is for teachers to share the language learning journey with their students; is the language level and progress of a teacher of any interest to the learner?
Interested as I have the DUPLE (equivalent of Profieciency) in Portuguese, but lived in Pt for 28 years! (Brit Council and freelance)
Looking forward to your answer,
Thanks for the blog