The 10 Commandments of Motivating Language Learners

This week we are going to take a look at a very interesting paper written by Zoltán Dörnyei and Kata Csizér. It’s called “Ten Commandments for motivating Language Learners” and while we will be focusing on the contents published on page 215, do take a look at the abstract: The question…

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Hello!

Hello everyone! My name is Chelanna and I am kind of new around here. I've recently joined the ALTTO team as the Curator of ALT-Focused Wisdom - AKA blog editor, graphic designer, and digital marketer. The job title makes me feel a little bit like a wizard, maybe with an awesome…

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Working With ALTTO by Armando Duarte

My first encounter with ALT Training Online and Nathaniel Reed happened in early 2017. I had just finished my Masters of Art in Teaching with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or MAT TESOL to save time because the name is so long. As a newly minted…

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Working With ALTTO by Nicholas J. Wilson

Foreward by David L. Hayter: It has been a great pleasure to have Nicholas J. Wilson (or Nick as we call him) join the ALTTO team.  His time working with our team hasn't been the longest but his impact has been immense. Since he started working with us this year, he has done a…

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End Of ALT Training Online? by Nathaniel Reed

Bio: Nathaniel Reed started his ALT journey in 2014. He was mid writing a dissertation for an MA in Linguistics and it struck him that there was no training for this new job. Even low-level jobs have some kind of training to help you do the job effectively, and teachers are…

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Working With ALTTO by David L. Hayter

Bio: David L. Hayter is a teacher and freelance writer based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He first gained experience in education by working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan from 2014-2019. Although he primarily taught junior high school, he has taught all the grades from kindergarten…

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Life After ALT: 11 Skills ALTs Can Develop To Help You Land Your Next Job by David L. Hayter

by David L. Hayter Bio: David L. Hayter worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan from 2014-2019. Although he primarily taught junior high school, he has taught all the grades from kindergarten through ninth grade. During his time as an ALT, he worked in 11 junior high schools, 2…

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How To Use Logic To Improve Your EFL Students’ Writing by Liang Ye

by Liang Ye   Bio: Liang Ye is an accidental English teacher. Her previous professional experience was in public policy with the Singapore Government. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science (double major in Sociology and Psychology), a Masters of Arts in Sociology, and also a Level 7 Diploma in TESOL. She…

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