Ron Morrain

Biography

Ron Morrain is an American (Houston, Texas), and currently lives and works in Germany. He is co-founder and Director of Studies at the Language Learning Centers Europe which is headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, and has been active in HRM and HRD as a manager and consultant for over 30 years internationally. Ron speaks three languages fluently (English, German, and Spanish), but gets along with several other languages as well.

Ron Morrain is the innovator of the concept of Ready-made Mind Maps (RMMs), which facilitate second language acqusition through Task-based Learning (TBL) and Project-based Learning (PBL). He has been promoting this concept in Europe and worldwide since the the mid 1990s.

He has worked on education related projects in:
Houston,New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., (USA)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Hong Kong, (China)
London (UK)
Glasgow, (Scotland)
Geneva, and Zurich (Switzerland)
Brussels,Belgium
Paris, France
Vienna, Austria
Valetta, Malta, (Europe)
Berlin, Bonn, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Krefeld, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Bochum, Hagen, Leverkusen,
Dortmund, Erfurt, Hamm, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich (Germany)
Athens, and Thessaloniki (Greece)
Moscow, and Yaroslavl (Russia)

During his academic career, he has held (or still holds) the following positions:
- Lecturing Professor for Business Administration at Euro-Business-College and University (Düsseldorf, Germany)
- Lecturing Professor for Organisational Psychology at the Cologne Business School (Cologne, Germany)
- Lecturing Professor for the Executive MBA Programme at the University Südwestfalen (Hagen, Germany)
- Director for the Office of Development at The International School of Management (Dortmund, Germany)
- Seminar Coordinator for the Academy of Social and Labour Law (Herten, Germany)
- Personnel Development Planner and Trainer at University Duisburg-Essen (Duisburg and Essen, Germany)

Ron works with many Fortune 500 and DAX companies as a consultant for:
- Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
- Corporate Language Planning and Training (Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, and Assessment)
- Employee Recruitment, Orientation, and Integration (Onboarding Process)
- Language Assessment Centers (Corporate Clients Only - Worldwide)
- Management and Executive Training and Coaching
- Teacher Training, Train-the-Trainer, and Instructional Coach (Internationally)

His current area of business @ the Language Learning Centers Europe concentrates in the government and academic sectors. The Language Learning Center services clients such as the Federal Office of Procurement, the Federal Office of Administration, the Ministry of Education, The Duisburg Port Authority, The City of Duisburg, and many state and private universities throughout Germany.

Ron is an active member of the following teacher organisations:
- ELTA Rhein- Germany (English Language Teachers Association)
- IATEFL - England (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
- BELTA - Belguim (Belgium English Language Teachers Association)
- TESOL - France (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- TESOL - Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki)

As a regular speaker at conferences, Ron has conducted workshops, talks, and webinars internationally promoting the idea of Task-based Learning, Project-based Learning, and Mind Mapping in Second Language Learning and Teaching.

Links to past events:
http://www.beltabelgium.com/ron-morrain-using-mind-maps-efl-classroom
http://www.eltas.de/events/using-mind-maps-in-the-english-classroom/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbpvRYZTbRk
http://www.eflmagazine.com/phil-wade-interviews-ron-morrain/
https://moodle4teachers.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=14860
https://englishwithatwist.com/2016/05/12/business-skills-how-to-write-an-elevator-pitch-in-english-in-15-minutes/
http://www.elta-rhine.de/Past_Events

He also is an active contributor to the following publications:
- *Business Issues* (Magazine for BESIG IATEFL)
- *BELTA Bullentin* (Magazine for the Belguim Teachers Association)
- *EFL Magazine (the Internet magazine for English language teachers)

He is highly engaged in local politics and community affairs and has served on the board of directors for NPOs like:
- The Duisburg Library Foundation
- The German-American Society (Lower Rhein)
- The Lions Club International Concordia

Ron describes himself as a seasoned traveler, avid art collector, and a life-long learner. In his free-time he enjoys walks with his dog, dining and sharing interesting conversations with friends, playing DJ for an international teachers group, and trying out his singing talents at his favorite local pub.

Where to find Ron Morrain online


Where to buy in print


Books

Coaching & Mentoring Activities for ELT
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
30 Coaching and Mentoring activities for ELT professionals to try out.

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coaching    efl    elt    mentoring    teacher development    tefl