One big goal of education
is to have students "practice what you teach." Keeping students practicing
and talking in English is a big concern for many teachers. William Schmidt
will share some ideas of the communicative approach including basic syllabus
design. He will also share some of his own surefire activities, including
some from his "grab bag." In this workshop, teachers can participate
in these activities, deciding how beneficial they are for their own students.
William Schmidt has been
in Korea nearly three years. Presently he teaches at KAIST, Korea Advanced
Institute for Science and Technology. He specializes in teaching different
language levels for English conversation. He believes in an integrative,
illustrious, and interesting approach in teaching English conversation.
His education includes an MA in TEFL. He also has a Masterís in theology
and a BA in political science. Besides his students, his interests
include sightseeing, swimming, reading current events, and watching the
Cleveland Indians play baseball.