Teaching & Teacher Training

UC Berkeley Extension

I'm an honored instructor at UC Berkeley Extension where I teach on the Certificate in Teaching ESL/EFL.

These are the classes I have taught on the Certificate program:

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL/EFL
  • Fundamentals of Linguistics for ESL/EFL teachers
  • Practicum in Course Design for ESL/EFL teachers
  • Teaching English Abroad
  • Pronunciation as a Communicative Skill
  • Communicative Grammar Teaching

The New School New York

I'm a part-time assistant professor on the New School online MA in TESOL. I co-wrote two of the classes on the program with Jeremy Harmer and we usually co-teach these classes.

  • Methods and Materials: Systems
  • Methods and Materials: Skills

City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco receives groups of teachers from Brazil, China and Korea and I have had the opportunity to work on teacher development programs there.

Some of the topics I teach are:

  • Learning English in the 21st Century
  • Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
  • Individual Learner Differences
  • Using Prior Knowledge in Teaching English
  • Classroom language and Instruction Giving
  • Form-Meaning Connections in Grammar Teaching
  • Bilingualism and the Brain
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)