About Mr. Dub
“Where are you from?” is a question that Mr. Dub finds difficult to answer. Simply put, he is an American of multiracial ancestry (African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Native American) and has lived and taught English (both ESL and EFL) in various countries for 12.5 years. Currently, he is teaching at a university in Seoul, Korea. He is also a professional teacher trainer who works closely with Korean English teachers who teach at all levels, including elementary, middle, and high schools.
Growing up speaking two languages with parents from different parts of the world, Mr. Dub was exposed to inter-cultural communication at a very young age. He, too, struggled with language acquisition and self-identity. Mr. Dub understands the difficulties English language learners face. He also recognizes how challenging it is for Native English speakers to explain certain concepts to their students. As an educator, Mr. Dub believes that a teacher’s role in an ESL/EFL classroom setting should be primarily focused on planning student-centered lessons and activities using various teaching materials in order to bring English alive for the students. One of the most effective ways he uses to assist his students is by developing and presenting comprehensible and stimulating approaches that facilitate all learning styles. He researches, locates, incorporates, and creates a variety of new resources to accommodate students via visual, audio, and tactile methods.
This blog serves the purpose of sharing and exploring new teaching ideas.