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David Hopkins Festschrift
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David B. Hopkins Festschrift
David B. Hopkins Festschrift

A Job Well Done
Contributed by Steve Wade

Back in 2000 I found myself in Ban Phe, Thailand on a 120hr TESOL course, and after the first couple of training sessions I knew I had made the right choice for my cert training. Dave Hopkins was the lead trainer and his knowledge, enthusiasm, training style and overall professionalism really helped make the course a wonderful experience for me.

Since then, I have worked with Dave on one or two projects and his guidance has been invaluable. His passion for language, teaching and learning is quite extraordinary. Dave isn't a young man anymore, sorry Dave, so I really do not know where he gets his energy from, but I certainly would like to drink out of that cup!

The world of English language teaching is a better place for having Dave Hopinks in it for so long, so when the time does finally arrive and he packs away his books, and stops quoting Larsen Freeman, Pinker, Chomsky and the rest, settles in at home with his feet up and a cold beer, he will have the satisfaction of knowing that his working life was a job well done, very well done indeed.

Cheers, Dave

Steve Wade
EAL Teacher

2012 ESL MiniConference Online