Interview + the graciousness of Larry F.

The esteemed Larry Ferlazzo recently interviewed me about teaching and EFL Classroom. He’s just posted it on his blog.  Visit it HERE.

What I applaud about Larry and for which he has no equal in ELT is his fairness and consistence. He just keeps diligently and straight ahead, doing his thing. His thing which is, sharing with teachers his own experiences and intelligence and also his own curiosity (links/recommendations).  I think at bottom, he just wants what is good for students – from the top down, that’s what I think is his “ethos”. He helps teachers to reach students, no pretense or vanity.   He’s  a  colossus that is humble and in the moment.  That’s how the world gets built, by those like Larry and their commitment and steadfastness. I know every day, week, month, Larry will be there fertilizing and planting the world through his online and offline activities. Thanks from the heart Larry.

I answer the following questions in the interview:

1. Can you give a little background about yourself — where are you from originally, when you began teaching, what your work is now, etc.?

2. What made you decide to teach English as a second language?

3. How would you describe EFL Classroom 2.0, and why did you start it?

4. What do you think are the best resources on EFL Classroom 2.0? What are your future plans for it?

5. Do you see any trends in teaching English these days that
you think are positive and, on the other hand, do you see any that are

6. What books would you recommend to new ESL/EFL teacher and which ones would you recommend to one with some experience?

7. Is there anything I haven’t asked you about that you’d like to share?

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Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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