Sunday, December 24, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
In the meantime, head over to the Lynx Publishing website, as my book should be on sale in the next few weeks.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
I have a terrific job at City University of Hong Kong. I teach a lot of writing courses, such as Written Language and Writing Academic Essays. Also, I teach Speaking, and something called Independent Learning. There's a lot of other things going on at the university: committee meetings, teacher development sessions, etc. Sometimes I feel incredibly frustrated by all the things I have to keep up with. But I like the job, and I enjoy the challenge.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Actually, the activities in the article were originally part of the manuscript for my book THE CREATIVE CLASSROOM. My publisher at Lynx Publishing decided not to include them, so I passed them on to Humanising Language Teaching. Look for more of my writing in future issues of HLT.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I've been pretty busy, looking at places to live, attending new teacher orientation, and trying to meet people. Overall, I'm very impressed with Hong Kong, and the university I'm going to be working at. There is a lot to learn about this job, so I can tell I will be very busy during the next couple of years.
Monday, July 24, 2006
If you would like to see a preview of part of the book go here --->
A little bit more about the book: it's a series of games and activities for language teachers who want to develop their students' creative skills. Most of the activities are for getting students to come up with interesting ideas on a subject. Although the projected audience is language teachers, I think teachers of any subject could use the activities to promote discussion.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Go over to his blog at http://360.yahoo.com/ce_inkyoto
I've been at Sam's Town for over a week now. I'm still getting used to working full-time, but everyone has been extremely nice and helpful.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
If you're wondering if I'm dealing cards or serving meals, then you are wrong. I work in the personnel office doing filing. It's a great place to work.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Some other things you might want to know about me:
* I have an M.A. in Foreign Language Education from The University of Texas at Austin.
* I taught ESL at several universities in Taiwan, including National Dong Hua University (http://www.ndhu.edu.tw) in Shoufeng, Taiwan.
* I've studied Mandarin Chinese for over 10 years, although I'm not as fluent as I'd like to be.
* I've done a lot of writing lately. This year, I've had an article published in ESL Magazine (http://www.eslmag.com). More importantly, my first book, The Creative Classroom, will be published by Lynx Publishing (www.lynxpublishing.com) later this year. Go to their website for more information about my book.
Well, I think that's enough for now. Keep checking this space for more about my life in Hong Kong.