Writing Experience

Objectives

Sharing my experience of the business world, coffee, and Taiwan’s fascinating cultures encourages me to put pen to paper and eye to lens. I’m now looking for new avenues to explore, learn and share my writing and photographs.

Published Articles & Other Writings

“A Jolt of Coffee – Taipei’s Riding the Third Wave for Coffee: Part 2”, published in Centered on Taipei, April, 2017. Text and many pictures. Will be available online at https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs/

“Walking the Walk: Interviews with Three Photowalkers”, written and edited under a pen name, published in Centered on Taipei, April, 2017. Text and some pictures. Will be available online at https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs/.

Articles & Columns

“A Jolt of Coffee – Taipei’s Riding the Third Wave for Coffee”, published in Centered on Taipei, February, 2017. Text and most pictures. Available online at https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs/feb_17_cot_issue/24

“How to Survive Dining Out in Taipei: Twelve Tips for the Festive Season” published in Centered on Taipei, December 2016. Text and pictures. Available online at https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs

“Take a Shot at Photowalkers! Discover Taipei and Learn Photography Together,” published in Centered on Taipei, October 2016. Text and pictures. Available online at https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs

“For the Love of Iced Coffee” e-book, first self-published at PurelyCoffeeBeans.com, 2015. Available online at http://www.payhip.com in PDF.

Current Blogs Written

InvestorBlogger.com examines entrepreneurship, personal finances, investing, blogging and tech.

PurelyCoffeeBeans.com is a personal quest for the perfect cup of coffee.

LookThroughTheLens.com is becoming my notebook on lessons about photography and writing.

Notable Posts

“Indian Coffee: Have you ever tasted coffee from India? It’s a whole new bean,” article and interview, republished in August, 2015. Text and pictures. Available online at http://www.purelycoffeebeans.com/

“Advice Column: Your House Is Not YOUR ATM Machine,” personal finance column published in January, 2008. Text only. Available online at http://www.investorblogger.com/

Academic Publications

“A Random Walk Along The Information Superhighway” – in 3 Parts.

“Part 1: Resourceful Sites Worth Looking Into” Hwakang Journal of TEFL, Vol. 5, 51-70, 1999.

“Part 2 What Do You Want To Teach Today?” Hwakang Journal of TEFL, Vol. 6, 17-44, 2000.

“Part 3 What Do You Want To Create Today?” Hwakang Journal of TEFL, Vol. 7, 117-136 , 2001.

“Homepages and TESOL instruction: are TESOL teachers really utilizing their homepages for the benefit of students?” Hwakang Journal of TEFL, Vol. 8, 2002.

“Freewriting, Prompts and Feedback,” The Internet TESL Journal. Available online October 21, 2001 at http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Dickson-Freewriting.html, August 2001.

– Books, Lesson Plans and Projects

Materials Writer, many books with games for teaching Phonics and KK phonetics system, supplementary materials, etc. Course materials for General English, Business English, and Advanced Reading levels.

“Phonetics for Adults (English title)”, David Wang. Edited and soundtrack co-recorded by Kenneth J. Dickson. Taiwan, Book and CD 2001.

Current Positions

Providing language classes for Elementary to High School Students from beginners to GEPT Middle Level in all skills. Specialized in teaching writing and reading to older learners. Implemented new courses, designed curricula to fit our students, esp. those focusing on GEPT success, process writing, and critical reading. Additionally, gained extensive administration experience, covering all aspects of running a small business.

Biography

Kenneth has been living and working in Taiwan for a while now. Though Taipei is warm in the summer, he manages to soothe those hot days with smoothies, cold water (and the occasional beer!), and lots of famous ice dishes! In his spare time, he helps maintain, update and run WordPress websites for himself and several clients.

His other interests include: street & scenery photography, urban & country walking, ethnic food, and playing board games when he has time. For some writing, he may use the pen names: James Caldwell or J. Caldwell.