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Modern English Teacher's resident blogger David Dodgson has worked in ELT for over 15 years.
David currently works at the British Council Bahrain and has also worked in Turkey and Gabon, gaining experience with young learners, adults, EAL students and exam preparation classes. He holds an MA in EdTech and TESOL and the Trinity DipTESOL.
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.
From TEFL Job to TEFL Career
Reading QR Codes (IF We Can)
In his latest post, MET Resident Blogger David Dodgson talks us through an activity his teen students engaged in combining QR codes with an interactive ‘choose your own path’ adventure story. He discusses how the story and activity was created, what benefits came from utilising QR codes to deliver it, and the follow-up projects his students engaged in.
A Focus on Phonics
Linking between our two most recent issues on Speaking and Pronunciation, and Teaching Reading, David Dodgson takes a look at phonics. This method of introducing letters and sounds when teaching young learners to read and write has become increasingly popular in EFL contexts in recent years. However, our resident blogger is not entirely convinced and in this post, explains why.
4 Misconceptions about Pronunciation
Starting the Year with some R&R
Action Research in Action
Action to Research (and back again)
From Research to Action – Using Articles to Inform Practice
Bringing Research To Your Classroom