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Dr. Nellie Deutsch in conversation with Charles Goodger
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
About Charles Goodger
Originally from London the founder of FunSongs Education speaks six languages and plays three musical instruments. He has a degree in French and Spanish from London University and an IH TEFL teacher training certificate. Charles has indefinite tenure as a Collaboratore Esperto Linguistico at Bologna University in Italy from where he has taken several years unpaid leave to dedicate himself to developing FunSongs Education programs for different countries. He lives with his Italian wife and twelve-year-old son in Riga, Latvia. Charles Goodger is an English teacher, text-book writer (his course books include World Friends and the bestseller The Language of Travel, Mondadori) and teacher trainer. Charles is also a pianist, guitarist and songwriter and continues to work regularly as an entertainer and performer.
You can find out more about how he put together his interests in music and language learning by reading Chapter One of the free PDF book Music and Mime, Rhythm and Rhyme. Since establishing FunSongs Education in 2000, Charles has been a plenary speaker at numerous international ELT conferences, and held workshops and seminars in China, India, Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, France, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Spain and England. "I'm glad I studied languages. Being able to communicate in different languages makes relations with people so much richer and less superficial. Of course in this globalizing 21st century a proper grounding in lingua franca English is part of the new literacy but that doesn't mean native English speakers who venture abroad can assume they can get by on English alone. Learning a foreign language well proves you respect others' cultures and identities and can foster harmony."
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About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist.
She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.
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