We are very happy to welcome our colleague and friend, Nick Michelioudakis, to ACE TEFL! Nick (B. Econ., Dip. RSA, MSc [TEFL]) has been active in ELT for many years as a teacher, examiner, presenter and teacher trainer. He has worked for a number of publishers and examination boards and he has given seminars and workshops in many countries. He has written extensively on Methodology, though he is better known for his ‘Psychology and ELT’ articles which have appeared in numerous newsletters and magazines. It is precisely the topic of psychology in language teaching that Nick will be focusing on in the first course he has designed for ACE TEFL.
As language teachers we are generally focused on questions like ‘What am I going to teach?’ and ‘How should I do that?’. This is ok – up to a point. Beyond this point, we need to ask ourselves two very different questions: ‘What is it that makes my students tick?’ and ‘How can I engage them?’ To answer these questions, Nick has looked at the field of applied psychology and selected a number of practical ideas which can help the language teacher in their day-to-day work.
For more information on this new short course, which starts on March 28, please visit this page.