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Would you like to know what the "Bondaygee Advantage" is?
Imagine every class in your school, whether it be High School or Elementary School, all competing to see who can be the first to memorize all of Bondaygee's Very Good Words™ study videos! As a matter of fact, it's been done before and I can honestly tell you the results were astonishing!! How was is it done? Easy, just start off each class with one of Mr. Bondaygee's Very Good Words Videos! They are full of energy and they only take two minutes to practice and sing. Because these essential English Words are strung together like "pearls" on a musical string, they are piece of cake to memorize. Now when you have every classroom all competing to be the first to memorize the words, the learning pace becomes phenomenal!
What's so good about Bondaygee's Very Good Words™?
Well they embody all 12 years of my sincere and passionate efforts towards teaching ESL to people in Korea. In short, after teaching at many schools and businesses for several years, I came up with some important ESL teaching discoveries:
1. Most teaching methods are boring to students.
2. People learn things one day and forget the next. ("In one ear and out the other").
3. People never master the pronunciation of new words when they've merely 'brushed over' new topics.
As a result of my diligent studies in ESL learning, (and also a UBC Degree in Psychology/English), I began to create large lists of the most commonly used words today. Words, most essential for modern conversation. Seriously, once you get these words in your mouth you can communicate with most English people. After using these word lists for daily dictations, however, I realized it was too boring. And that's exactly when I came up with the idea of singing the word lists and making them into videos!
I was very shocked at the results of my efforts. Students were suddenly able to memorize huge lists of words (even a hundred) all in one day!! But the most remarkable thing about this new system I created was the fact that as the students kept singing these songs, memorizing the words, and incorporating them into their daily English, their pronunciation was perfect!!!So how did it help at the public school? It was at Kwang Nam Elementary School in 2006 and honestly, it was so incredibly inspiring for myself and the students that I could hardly believe it!!! The amazing thing is I documented most of the experience with video footage, which I'll be posting a bit later.
So, the end result? By the end of the year, not only had my ten classes of grade 3 students all learned their government textbook, but most of them had memorized an additional 200+ study words from my study songs. Here's the comments from the head English teacher, Mijung Lee, from Kwang Nam.
May this letter serve as a personal letter of reference for James Purdie.
James taught in our school, Kwang Nam Elementary for a 1 year term. During which time he worked with a high degree of professionalism, diligence and enthusiasm for his work.
Of particular interest to our school, was the way in which James worked his own study ideas and educational music videos, which he had created himself for students. With his exciting way of teaching, he inspired students to not only learn our curriculum but at least an extra 200-300 words from his own additional lessons!
In the end of year, the students had voted him as the top foreign teacher at our school. He also did an excellent job at our yearly, summer camp.
If you wish discuss James’ work any further, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely, Mijung Lee,
Kwang Nam Elementary School Seoul,
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