Materials, technology, theory and practice – An interview with Jill Hadfield

Este blog (https://tefltastic.wordpress.com)  incluye recursos que ayudan en la enseñanza del inglés como segunda lengua. Además, comparte noticias, opiniones, críticas y, como en este post, entrevistas. La persona entrevistada se llama Jill Hadfield y habla de la importancia de la tecnología y materiales en clase compartiendo también sus experiencias.

TEFLtastic

… of Communication Games, Classroom Dynamics and Oxford Basics fame.

Can you give us a very quick biog?

Like everyone else, I sort of fell into TEFL – don’t know many people who actually set out to do it as a career from the beginning. I started out on the road to academe via a thesis in American Lit and teaching at Bordeaux University. I then strayed into EFL and made the (very tough) decision to leave France, get qualified and seek a more adventurous life abroad. I taught for a few years in Devon, UK, then did various development jobs with aid agencies. The first was in China, setting up a centre for postgraduate scientists to learn English. Second we answered an ad for a hardy married teaching couple to work in Tibet, developing an undergraduate programme for the University of Tibet. We found out how hardy in the…

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