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I'm BACK! With fresh ideas and gentle outlook

Hello everyone! Or should I say kazoozampola! That is Dzongkha (the national language of Bhutan) for HELLO!

After a few months away in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Kingdom of Bhutan, teaching at the Royal University of Bhutan, I am back and ready to see you. I am ready to apply some of the insights into teaching that I gained on this last adventure.

Every year or so I try to freshen my approach to teaching. Subjects don't change that much. Let's face it - spelling stays pretty much the same, as does the pronunciation of words, and the structure of a sentence. But HOW to teach these topics -whether to a high school student struggling with essay writing or a business executive getting prepared for a presentation, or a non-native speaker hoping to improve his job prospects - refreshing teaching methods keeps me fresh, and keeps you interested (and helps towards better results).

A few years ago I took some ASL (American Sign Language) courses to help inform my teaching. I wanted to be on the other side of the desk. I wanted to be challenged as a student. I wanted to learn in silence - opposite most of *my* teaching - speech, English, language skills. A wonderful experience, to be sure.

So, now I am back with Bhutan in my tool box.

I look forward to hearing from you- my former students as well as those of you looking.

My teaching is always fresh and fun and now it is refreshed and ready!

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