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Category Archives: Teaching experiences

Between Laos, Australia, and a lonely island – Lao teachers enter the worlds of “Walkabout” and “Robinson Crusoe”

As already mentioned in our first post, we – Tasja Reule und Anna Hajek – started reading “Simplified Readers”1 with our teacher-students in the Beginner and Elementary classes at the Lao-German Technical College (LGTC). It was a … Read more

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Teaching camp songs – a journey from the USA to Laos

Teaching English can be hard sometimes – as a teacher you never want your pupils to become bored with the language. I have always been passionate about English and want to give the same excitement to the children I work … Read more

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Mathematics – the latest addition to the project

The project “Teaching English in Laos” has come a long way.

I remember when Prof. Martin told us about her first visit to Laos during my first semester in the winter of 2015/16 in her lecture on foreign-language teaching methodology. Read more

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Workshop on 25 December 2017 – The new “Didactics Room” at the LGTC

The initial “library situation” at the LGTC

When we arrived at the LGTC in September 2017, the notion of a “Didactics Room” was still unknown amongst the teaching staff. We as members of Team V were assigned with the special … Read more

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Guest author Richard Martin & Fabian Stober write: Stories are something to remember…

…so why not use them as a teaching device?

In the summer semester of 2017, Prof. Isabel Martin offered a seminar called “Children’s Literature: Reading and Telling stories”. When I signed up for this course, I did not really know … Read more

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Workshop on 11 December 2017 – “Micro-teaching with a picture book in the classroom – what, why, when, and how”

English picture books are excellent material to use in English classes for primary pupils and pre-schoolers for many reasons. Here are the main ones quoted in the academic literature: “Stories are motivating, challenging and fun and can help develop positive … Read more

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