Brilliant post over at Dekita.org by Aaron Campbell. Start with Student Passion
I would say this is a must read for ESL teachers who want to tap into flow and inate student passion.
The most exciting classes I have taught (if you could say it that way) have not been beautifully delivered by yours truely. Nor have they been because of the best or most expensive course books or audio.
The best classes - the ones where both myself and my students forget they were in English class because of the fun we were having - have always been the ones that grew around my student’s passions, interests, hobbies, and work requirements.
A good curriculum should bend around the student, not the student around the curriculum. The more we embrace that, the more passionate and EFFECTIVE our classes will become.
“He might even forget he is learning English altogether. (Campbell)”
A painless, FUN English classroom. What a novel idea!