Teacher Judy solved the riddle of how speaking works differently than writing. Early in her teaching career she noticed students' reading and writing improved in regular ESL classrooms, but their speaking never did - no matter how hard everyone worked. There had to be a better way.
By adopting a new approach Judy completely separated conversation from written English and began to teach speaking as a language all its own (stopped trying to pronounce English from crazy spelling). After dispensing with 500 years of confusing rules and exceptions, eureka! the floodgates opened. Patterns of English that are always true - no exceptions - bubbled to the surface. Simple, logical solutions were the new order of the day.
The English Phonetic Alphabet (EPA), the EPA Vowel Chart, English is Stupid, Students are Not,How Do You Say Sound Dictionary and app, the Backpacker's Guide to Teaching English, the Speaking Made Simple curriculum and the Keystone English online courses flowed forth. Her students began speaking confidently in record time and soon other teachers wanted in on her success. Judy's compact learning process and passion for making a difference have taken her from South Korea and Brazil to Spain and the UK. Speaking Made Simple is used in more than 50 countries around the world.
Thompson Language Center was founded in 2009 and provides teacher training, student education and corporate tutoring. Books, materials, instructional videos and free downloads are constantly being uploaded to the website: www.ThompsonLanguageCenter.com
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