New English Teacher Training Center Offering Free English Courses To NBA Star and His Extended Family For Life.Written by Ryan Thompson
— A new immersion style-certification service for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has opened this summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina that brings clients an opportunity to gain TEFL certification and a job abroad as they immerse themselves into safest city in Latin America. Called TEFLocal, profit-sharing program is offering free classes to local Argentine native, and NBA Finals champ, Manu Genobili and his family for life. —
“TEFLocal was designed for those who have a love of teaching and travel, or just want a vacation and are not looking to make a commitment to a four-year degree in language,” said Ryan Thompson, program director. “The TEFLocal program can supplement any degree without additional time commitment.” In addition to ITTAO accredited TEFL certification, TEFLocal is first program in America’s offering Cambridge University’s Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate. Thompson said program trainers immerse students in culture of Buenos Aires as well as instruct them how to teach English successfully in South America or other parts of world. After comparing other TEFL programs, Thompson, a linguist and native of United States, designed a more comprehensive and less expensive program with other local EFL/ESL professors to fill needs of those wishing to learn about Argentina as well as obtain their certificate.
“All trainers at TEFLocal have lived in Buenos Aires for years and consider Argentina their home, part of our program is to take instruction we give students to succeed globally and apply those skill locally, we show them our city and culture after class ends for day, it’s TEFL with a twist.”
-Martin Garcia, Argentine English Professor and TEFL Trainer.
“TEFL offers skills teachers will need anywhere, not just Argentina. I like Buenos Aires, because there is so much to do, living is so cheap; it’s what Prague was 10 years ago. I have had fun making a difference in local community and learning skills that will set me apart from my peers back in The States, I can’t wait to return to Argentina next summer, that is if I ever leave.”
Repetition is the Key to Learning Something DeeplyWritten by Ron Worthy
Repetition Is The Key To Learning Something Deeply
Repetition is key to learning something deeply. It works most effectively when you are isolating a small amount of material, because object of your focus will be more specific.
When you have correct chord movement for part of an exercise or tune under you hands, repeat it continuously until is flows. You should notice a gradual increase in your comfort level as you continue repetitions, eventually remove your eyes from both music and keys, and keep repeating until movements seem easy. This activity is especially important for problem spots in harmonic exercise or tunes.
Try to have your hands in position, actually touching notes before you strike a chord. This will reinforce your "hand memory" of chord's shape. When you are ready to play chord, lift your hands an inch or two and drop full weight of your hands on keys, going to bottom of key bed.
At first, you probably will miss some notes, and that is OK; simply make necessary corrections and continue with more repetitions, keeping that feeling of dropping. This will achieve a fuller sound, and your hands will learn shape of chords much more quickly and securely.