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. He is also the Educational Consultant for Syntax Solutions located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has been working as an Educational Consultant and Business English Trainer for over 25 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 graphic facilitation concept of *Ready-made Mind Maps *(RMMs), which promotes learning/teaching methodologies E.g. - TBL (Task-based Learning) and PBL (Project-based Learning), Content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and Content-based Instruction (CBI). Language Coaching sessions for L2 and L1 learners are also facilitated by RMMs. Ron has been promoting the concept of Mind Mapping with TBL and PBL at conferences, universities, teacher workshops, and webinars internationally since 1992.

He is also the founder of the Business English Special Interest Group BESIG Russia, which had its debut in Moscow in 2019. BESIG Russia is the first special interest group that concentrates solely on CPD events for teachers in the area of Business English in Russia.

He has worked on personnel development and 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)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium
Paris, France
Vienna, Austria
Valetta, Malta
Berlin, Bonn, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Krefeld, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Bochum, Hagen,
Dortmund, Erfurt, Hamm, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich (Germany)
Athens, and Thessaloniki (Greece)
Moscow, and Yaroslavl (Russia)
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukui, Sendai, Morioka (Japan)
Cairo, Egypt - RELO Mentor Programme - U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.
Rabat, Morroco - Université Mohammed V de Rebat , Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion Marrakech, Association Marocaine du Marketing, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Performance et Compétitivité
Mumbai, India - Association of English Teachers (AINET)

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 or coach for:
- Organizational Learning and Development (L+D)
- Instructional Design for Elearning and Online Learning (CAL)
- Corporate Language and Communications Training (Development, Design, Implementation, and Assessment)
- Employee Recruitment, Orientation, Evaluation, and Onboarding
- Language Assessment Centers (Corporate Clients Only - Worldwide)
- Management and Executive Language Coaching
- Teacher Training, Train-the-Trainer (Internationally)
- EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) for Corporate and Academic Learning Environments

His current area of business @ Syntax Solutions concentrates in the government and academic sectors. Syntax Solutions 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 other state and private universities throughout Germany and internationally.

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

Links to past events:
https://eltgeek.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/besig-2016-mind-maps-for-business-english-and-coaching-ron-morrain-a-workshop-summary/
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.eaquals.org/eaquals-blog/report-tesol-macedonia-thrace-25th-jubilee-conference-by-deniz-kurtoglu-eken/
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 Bulletin* (Magazine for the Belgium 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, team cooking, 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

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
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30 Coaching and Mentoring activities for ELT professionals to try out.

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coaching    efl    elt    mentoring    teacher development    tefl