Introduction

On my deck overlooking Bellingham Bay

On my deck overlooking Bellingham Bay

Welcome to “Common Sense Teaching ESL.”  My name is David Kehe.  After 35 years of teaching ESL and coordinating programs, teacher training, mentoring, and writing textbooks, I am in a situation now of being able to share what I’ve discovered while doing all of these.

I have been encouraged to write an ESL teaching methods book.  But instead, I decided to start this blog because, for me, it’s more stimulating to interact with others in the ESL field, which I wouldn’t be able to do with a book.  So it is my great hope that you will see the postings as a start of a conversation in which we can exchange ideas about how to best help our students develop their skills, how to motivate them, how to manage our classes, how manage our own time as teachers to be most productive in the class.