First In-Person Korean Language Lesson
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by Martin Sketchley
5M ago
I was fortunate to have joined up to Korean language lessons through a programme, that has returned post-COVID, to help teachers feel a little more at home in South Korea. Personally, though, this is the first time that I have attended an in-person lesson and was unsure what to expect. However, being involved in the ..read more
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I have finally arrived in South Korea
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by Martin Sketchley
6M ago
In my previous post, I shared the announcement that I was relocating with family to South Korea. There were a number of challenges that I was facing with regards to my work and visa before relocating, as nothing had been confirmed at the time of writing. If you are interested in what I had to ..read more
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Major Announcement: I am moving back to South Korea
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by Martin Sketchley
9M ago
After returning from South Korea from a trip during the Christmas of 2019, I was ready to return to my work and continue teaching international students at the University. Things were going well for in the first three months on 2020, until news broke of a virus doing the rounds in China and Italy. About ..read more
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“Academic Writing: Mastering Citation and Referencing” by Paul Murphy
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by Martin Sketchley
11M ago
“Academic Writing: Mastering Citation and Referencing”, written by Paul Murphy, is Prosperity Education’s latest publication with it being geared towards learners on pre-sessional university courses or for teachers who are teaching the principles of academic writing and skills. The author, Paul Murphy, is a teacher who has taught on various English for Academic Purposes (henceforth ..read more
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Three Ways to Use Chat CPT with Students
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
If you have been living under a rock for the past few months and unsure what is Chat GPT, then this is essentially an online AI tool that can be used to generate requested content. There have been many English teachers recognising the potential with language learners, and I thought I would share my experiences ..read more
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17 Years of English Language Teaching
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
The New Year is always a great opportunity to personally reflect on the previous year, but it is particularly important for me as a teacher. This is mainly due to the fact that I started teaching back many years ago in December in South Korea. I have now been teaching English in some capacity for ..read more
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Lesson Ninja: A Simple Tool for English Language Tutors
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
With the increasing popularity of online tutoring, there is a growing demand for online tools for tutors to create engaging and interactive activities. Personally, I found it ever so difficult to create automated gapfill or matching exercises within an online environment. However, this is where Lesson Ninja attempts to bridge that gap (no pun intended ..read more
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Book Review: “101 EFL Activities for Teaching University Students” by Hall Houston
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
It was a surprise to receive Hall’s most recent publication to review, “101 EFL Activities for Teaching University Students”, during the summer, and I was keen to share my thoughts and ideas. However, it has taken a while to write out and create a video, but I appreciate Hall Houston’s patience in the meantime. Nevertheless ..read more
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Five Teaching Ideas
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
It was saddened to have learnt about the passing of our great Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was truly an inspiration and figure that all students that I had the pleasure to teach, knew a little about. In today’s post, I am sharing some videos, material, etc. that you could use in your lessons to ..read more
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Returning to the Physical Classroom
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by Martin Sketchley
1y ago
I have returned to the physical classroom after two years of teaching remotely in the confines of my own home, and teaching face-to-face was, if I could be honest, a struggle. In this post (and corresponding video), I share some of the difficulties I encountered after returning to the physical classroom. Challenge 1: Classroom Management ..read more
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