Number one for English language teachers

David Foster

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David is one of our two onestopenglish diarists for 2012. He was born in Manchester, grew up in Wales and ended up in London. David has been teaching English for seven years in the UK and Spain and currently teaches a range of classes at British Study Centres. When he’s not teaching, David is generally riding his bike about the place and learning to climb, dance or speak French.

David's diary entries

  • Diary from London: Fun and the Games

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his winning diary entry, David Foster talks sport with his students in London, a city that will be the focus of much attention in the coming months.

  • Diary from London: Silence is golden

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his second diary entry, David Foster adopts the librarian’s approach to running a book club. Shhh!

  • Diary from London: A cover story

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his third diary entry, David Foster offers a tale of two classes as he shares his thoughts on cover teaching.

  • Diary from London: It's showtime

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his fourth diary entry, David Foster lets his students take the limelight as he aims to get more out of movies in the classroom.

  • Diary from London: A sense of direction

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his fifth diary entry, David Foster turns his students’ interest in maps into a full-blown topic exploring London’s labyrinthine streets.

  • Diary from London: Testing times

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his sixth diary entry, David Foster attempts to help his advanced students revise with something more interesting than past papers.

  • Diary from London: In the spotlight

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his seventh diary entry, David Foster uses London’s big moment to inspire his students to create a multimedia welcome for visitors.

  • Diary from London: Out and about

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his eighth diary entry, David Foster organizes an alfresco activity and hits the city streets.

  • Diary from London: Educating Felix

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his ninth diary entry, David Foster abandons his student in a pub to teach him a life lesson.

  • Diary from London: Watching and learning

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his tenth diary entry, David Foster survives the terror of an observation but finds pleasure in the pain.

  • Diary from London: Not in London

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his eleventh diary entry, David Foster crosses the pond to New York City for a dream holiday and has a more mind-blowing experience than he anticipated.

  • Diary from London: Entry level

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his twelfth diary entry, David Foster may not be back in full swing but he’s making sure his students are primed and focused for January with learner diaries.

  • Diary from London: Video nasty

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his thirteenth diary entry, David Foster teaches himself a thing or two by viewing a lesson from his students’ perspective.

  • Diary from London: Go with the flow

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his fourteenth diary entry, David Foster explains how a weekend conference by the River Thames helped him to get his students’ conversations flowing.

  • Diary from London: Task-based trips

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his fifteenth diary entry, David Foster lets his students loose on his friends in a fun and ambitious project to let them experience the real world.

  • Diary from London: IATEFL Liverpool 2013

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his sixteenth diary entry, David Foster gives the lowdown on his highly successful talk at IATEFL in Liverpool.

  • Diary from London: Finding a needle in a haystack

    Author: David Foster Type: Article Print material

    In his seventeenth diary entry, David Foster has a eureka moment when it comes to finding classroom resources and hopes to stop his colleagues drowning in them.

  • Diary from London: Technology and learning

    Author: David Foster Type: Article

    In his eighteenth and final diary, David Foster is gearing up for a new online teaching opportunity … as long as he can get the microphone working.

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