And this Reflector is who?
Hello, I’m Jemma Gardner, the person behind these reflections. I have been in this TEFL world for about 4 years now, starting off at ITTC and BEET in Bournemouth, England and then moving over to Hamburg, Germany in 2008. Since being here, I have worked in a freelance capacity, supporting students in-house at different companies; exam students working towards public exams such as IELTS and Cambridge Main Suite; and lots of general English too.
I completed my Delta in 2010 through the Distance Delta programme and have since become a Celta trainer working at the Hamburg School of English until February this year when I moved to London to work at St George International.
I am interested in unplugged teaching approaches as I believe (having learnt the hard way) that the people in the room are what makes it all interesting, not what’s on the paper you take in with you. That said, I also find using authentic written material a great source of inspiration for me and my students and finding new ways to go about incorporating it into my classroom whilst still remaining unplugged continues to offer me fresh challenges.
This blog includes some of my reflections and responses to this ever-demanding world of English language teaching. Please do comment on my postings, I’m interested to hear what you have to say.
Thanks for reading!