30 Coaching and Mentoring activities for ELT professionals to try out.
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I have been teaching English for over 15 years and writing ebooks for 2.
Ron Morrain is an American (Houston, Texas), and currently lives and works in Germany. He is co-founder and Director of Studies at the Language Learning Centers Europe which is headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, and has been active in HRM and HRD as a manager and consultant for over 30 years internationally. He has worked on education related projects in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Mexico City, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, and Düsseldorf. Ron speaks three languages fluently. (English, German, and Spanish) He is currently active in the HRD department of the University Duisburg-Essen where he is responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of English language training programs for a staff of 2,800. Addtionally, he is responsible for coaching professors and staff in English as a Medium of Instruction. (EMI) Ron has a B.Ed. in ESL, an MBA with a concentration in HRM / HRD, and a PhD in Organizational Psychology. He is also a licensed examiner and trainer for TELC (The European Language Certificates) located in Frankfurt, Germany. During his academic career, he has been: - Director of Studies for the English Department at Euro-Business-College and University in Düsseldorf, Germany. - Lecturing Professor for Organisational Psychology at the Cologne Business School in Cologne, Germany. - Director of the Office of Development at The International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany. - Lecturing Professor for the Executive MBA Programme at the University Südwestfalen in Hagen, Germany. Ron works with many Fortune 500 and DAX companies as a consultant for: - Organizational Learning Development and Knowledge Management - Employee Development Programmes and Corporate Curriculum Development, - Employee Recruitment and Assessment Center Development. - Management and Executive Training and Coaching His current area of business concentrates in the government and academic sectors. The Language Learning Center services clients such as the Federal Office of Procurement, the Federal Office of Administration, the Ministry of Education, The Duisburg Port Authority, The City of Duisburg, and many state and private universities throughout Germany. Ron is an active member of the following teacher organisations: - English Language Teachers Association (ELTA Rhein- Germany) - International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL - England) - Belgium English Language Teachers Association (BELTA - Belguim) As a regular speaker at conferences, Ron has conducted workshops, talks, amd webinars throughout Europe promoting the idea of Mind Mapping in Second Language Learning and Teaching. (*Why Mind Maps* - ISBN: 9780995670174) Links to past events: http://www.beltabelgium.com/ron-morrain-using-mind-maps-efl-classroom http://www.eltas.de/events/using-mind-maps-in-the-english-classroom/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbpvRYZTbRk http://www.eflmagazine.com/phil-wade-interviews-ron-morrain/ https://moodle4teachers.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=14860 http://www.elta-rhine.de/Past_Events He is highly engaged in local politics and community affairs and has served on the board of directors for NPOs like: - The Duisburg Library Foundation - The German-American Society (Lower Rhein) - The Lions Club International Concordia Ron describes himself as a seasoned traveler, avid art collector, and a life-long learner. In his free-time he enjoys walks with his dog, dining and sharing interesting conversations with friends, playing DJ for an international teachers group, and trying out his singing talents at his favorite local pub.
Based in southern Germany, I have worked as a business English teacher the last 16 years, teaching in both companies and universities. What I learned from teaching and training has led me into the world of personal development and coaching. For 6 years, I facilitated the women's development programme, Springboard; in January 2014, I achieved a post graduate certificate in business & personal coaching from Chester University. From January 2016, I resume my studies with a Master's in work based coaching. My focus will be on how far elements of coaching can be used in the ELT and EAP classrooms - specifically applying Nancy Kline's Thinking Environment as a way of demanding higher of our students.
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