Modern English Teacher blog
Modern English Teacher's resident blogger David Dodgson has worked in ELT for 20 long and fruitful years.
He has worked in Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Turkey and Gabon, gaining experience with young learners, adults, EAL students and exam preparation classes, and holds an MA in EdTech and TESOL and the Trinity DipTESOL.
Having spent all of that time abroad, David is currently relishing the challenge of teaching in the UK for the first time as EAL Coordinator in a leading independent school.
He started blogging several years ago as a way to reflect on his teaching and learning experiences and has also written for publications like MET, ETp and TESL-EJ. You can find his personal blog at davedodgson.blogspot.com.
David’s interests include supporting learning with technology, and teacher self-development. He also uses digital games as authentic materials for language learning, and blogs about it at eltsandbox.wordpress1.com
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The Whole Process – Top tips for improving students’ written work
Writing is a key language skill for our students. So why is it so often left to the end of the unit? How can we make sure it is part of skills development and not just a way to test language? In this month’s post, we share our top tips for focusing on the whole process of writing in the ELT classroom.