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Darren Reed

Darren Reed
Darren Reed qualified as an English teacher in 1995 and has been Head Trainer at AAC Global’s Tampere office for over four years. His main hobby is chess, and he was recently the manager of the Finland junior team in the European Youth Chess Championships in Batumi, Georgia.

Recent Posts

The importance of rapport in the classroom

Posted by Darren Reed on 09/03/16 14:40

The ideal balance between learning languages and having fun is a topic which I have discussed many times with my colleagues, both informally and during trainer meetings.

Of course, the two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive!

However, there’s the feeling that if you really try to teach your students correct grammar or difficult vocabulary, suddenly the element of fun evaporates from the langauge course and everything becomes “serious” – in fact it’s just like being back at school!

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Topics: Classroom training, Language training, Language course, English language course

Motivation and self confidence the key to success

Posted by Darren Reed on 06/03/15 12:45

I have been involved in teaching English as a foreign language to both adults and children since 1995. I have taught English in England, Italy and for the last 10½ years in Finland.

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Topics: Communication, Language skills, Language training

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