With a Bachelor of Arts in English and a certificate to Teach English as a Second Language (TESL) Judy Thompson began her career designing and delivering language programs in Brampton, Ontario. A special interest in teaching people to speak English had Judy train with pronunciation gurus Kathryn Brillinger and Lydia Aiello. Judy devised her own methods and taught her own course called Speaking Canadian English at Sheridan College for many years . Her success at teaching students of all levels to converse quickly and confidently inspired teacher training workshops and her nickname, Teacher Judy. Her career soon took Judy across North America and overseas to South Korea, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Founder of Thompson Language Center, Judy Thompson made her program available to teachers everywhere in 2009 with her ground-breaking textbook English is Stupid, Students are Not. Included in the text are her revolutionary color-coded Thompson Vowel Chart and the English Phonetic Alphabet (EPA). The ESL/EFL industry has warmly embraced Judy’s simple, effective, original techniques.
Currently an online educator, corporate and teacher trainer, Judy shares her dynamic speaking curriculum Speaking Made Simple with teachers and business people around the world.
In 2012, an exciting phase of changing the way the world learns English opened up when Judy and seven education thought leaders from around the world joined forces and created the Radical English Teachers Alliance. www.radicalenglish.weebly.com is an international organization of ‘pattern thinkers’ who have reduced all aspects of teaching and learning English to their simplest forms. The Pattern Model is the future of education and Judy’s methods have become an important part of an international education movement.
A long time resident of Caledon, Ontario, Judy is an environmental activist who enjoys hiking and skiing. She has four grown children and two lovely grandchildren. She lives on a ten-acre farm where her great passions for teaching and horses combine; she breeds and trains hunter show ponies.
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