Join David Kehe, an ESL teacher and well known author, as he leads a week-long discussion In the English Language Acquisition Community of Practice, beginning Monday, January 15th, focused on teaching grammar to English learners. David’s approach to grammar instruction is far from traditional, but it is highly effective, especially for students who have some speaking skills in English but have had limited formal schooling.
Here’s what David has to say about his approach:
“When I first started teaching ESL, I was terrified that students might ask me a grammar question that I couldn’t answer. As a language learner myself, I knew it was important, but I didn’t know where to start to learn how to teach it.”
Join us to discuss David’s learner-centered, inductive approach to teaching grammar, one that effectively prepares adult English learners to develop self-editing skills, especially in their writing.
David Kehe's bio: David has been teaching adult English learners and coordinating programs, doing teacher training and mentoring for over 35 years at colleges and universities in four countries including in Africa with the Peace Corps. He has co-authored nine textbooks, including the award-winning Conversation Strategies. He has an MAT from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Currently, he is a Coordinator and Academic ESL Instructor at Whatcom Community College, in Bellingham, Washington.
David has taught many international students but has also worked with many learners who are immigrants and refugees attending ESL classes at the community college