George Machlan

Edupunk English
46803, United States

Member since: Apr 17, 2009

Last active on: Sep 16, 2014 at 06:43 AM (EST)

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About George Machlan

We do not need "them", we only need each other.

This group of pilgrims called "The Edupunk" are seeking a new paradigm for online learning. We hold to several core principals:
1. All can teach, all should teach
2. Mistakes and willing to risk mistakes are much prefered over the false goal of perfection.
3. Fun activities and gaming are not only more engaging, they are the key to a sustainable model for learning... anything.
4. Live interaction and group activities create the basis for deep and experiential learning.
5. Accountability and competition is the basis of our community. We build and only associate with leaders who can recognize that they and every member have knowledge to share.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Internet based Test: Speaking (TOEFL)
Language of Instruction: English
English (5th - 8th Grade)
Language of Instruction: English
Speaking, Listening
English (9th - 12th Grade)
Language of Instruction: English
ESL listening and speaking coach
English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English
Motivation (Body, Mind and Soul)
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching Experience

Master Edutainer and speech coach

St George's Academy of Dragon Slaying and Spoken English, United States

Oct 2009 - Present

English, spoken, listening, writing, poetry, film, song


Developer of several new online classroom dynamics. Currently in beta test of new innovation of direct method for learning English with popular American songs only. This system is called 'Karaoke ESL' or abbreviated as KESL.

Owner

PATHFINDERS, United States

Jul 1990 - Present

GPS control networks, Consulting GPS applications, Guest Lectures


Introduced Geodetic applications of GPS technology to Surveying and Engineering community in mid US. Participated in many evaluative projects to test and prove technology throughout US. Taught technical community in field application of GPS. Also implemented and taught practical applications for GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) to same surveying and engineering community.

Callan Method English Online

Private, United States

Jun 2008 - Present

English beginners

ESL trainer/coach

St George's Academy of Dragon Slaying & Spoken English, China

Jun 2009 - Present

English Speaking and Listening


Partner in developing English School, creating curriculum, marketing and culturally sensitive platform. Particularly adept at integrating new methodologies (TPR and Language Bridge) to Internet based learning environment.

Senior Drill Sergeant

US Army, United States

Jul 1971 - Jul 1991

Infantry tactics, NBC, Artillery FO and Survey


Division Drill Sergeant of the Year (1985), Numerous accommodations, Over 1,000 credit hours in various military subjects.

Education

Associate Engineering Technology

Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Jun 1975 - Sep 1981

US Army NCO Academy

US Infantry School, Indiana, United States

Jul 1974 - Aug 1975


Career advancement through US Military schools primarily within training units.

Testimonials
by Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan posted on 06 January, 2013

Learning a second language is also an art, yet in most schools, colleges, and universities it's taught as if it were a science. George teaches real English and his style, method is very stimulating, challenging as well as enjoyable. Everybody feels comfortable and happy learning the language. So, it looks like practising English could be fun.

by Lea Angeles posted on 02 December, 2012

The class was so interesting that it would make you sing out loud. Thanks again, George.

by Asmaa posted on 29 November, 2012

very very very good teacher

by Beth Nieto posted on 25 November, 2012

Joy of English is much more than a class, it's a great experience, much knowledge and thinking on learning how to learn. It's really awesome! Thank you Teacher/Couch George Machlan!

by Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan posted on 28 July, 2012

I am so very happy to find a colleague teacher, who uses the actual sayings and expressions for practicing English. For my part, I feel strongly, that learning/teaching foreign language should be focused on trying to forget about grammar rules and isolated vocabulary. We speak without thinking of rules, so working on real phrases is the best language run-through. Thank you George, Halina

by Agatha Jędrusik posted on 22 July, 2012

From my experience George is the best coach on wiziq now and I'm very much ispired by his enthusiasm. I highly recommend his classes to everyone!

by shijinarayanan posted on 21 July, 2012

George, You are a Magician. Don't have words....

by Beth Nieto posted on 13 July, 2012

The Cartoon English class it's a totally different and very interesting way of engaging students to participate. You must see for yourself!

by Beth Nieto posted on 11 July, 2012

Great! Inspirational, open-minded, a class not to be missed! Apart from the the technical we get much more than this, things to thought about and motivate us to keep studying and discovering! Thanks Teacher Louis George!

by eSchool Kerala posted on 10 July, 2012

He really connects heart to heart: music and English, song and dance to teach the language. Wow!!

George's Public Activities on WizIQ

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Followers: 1210
Following: 9
Tutorials Added: 219
Member Recommendations: 569
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