Speakers

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a freelance trainer and conference speaker in ICT and Education. He has won 3 internationally recognized awards for his work in feedback and his www.teachertrainingvideos.com website, which is now visited by more than 350,000 users a year. He was previously a Principal Teaching fellow at theUniversity of Westminster, where he won their ‘Excellence in […]

Huw Jarvis

Huw Jarvis is a senior lecturer in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Salford in the UK with a specialism in technology and language education. He has published widely and has presented work as a keynote or plenary speaker at international conferences across the globe. Huw has over 30 […]

Sylvia Guinan

Sylvia Guinan has been teaching English for twenty years. She graduated with a B.A. in English literature and History at University College Galway before going on to take the Higher Diploma in Education, which is the teaching qualification in Ireland. After moving abroad, circumstances led her into the ESL field, which has entailed continuous professional […]

Suleiman Abdulahi

Suleiman is a Danish citizen and was born in Somalia. He is now resident in Belfast. He established Horn of Africa People’s Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI), a Northern Ireland based charity which he continues to run. www.hapani.org His interests include social entrepreneurship, international investment and social justice. He speaks English, Danish, Somali and Arabic. 2009 […]

Sevim Açıkgöz

Sevim Açıkgöz is an English Language Instructor at İstanbul Bilgi University. She is currently doing her MA on Educational Management and Planning. She is the organizer of the Third International ELT Students Conference and the Outliers in ELT Conference. Sevim has given workshops at international and national conferences, especially focusing on Learning Technologies.

Elizabeth Anne

  Elizabeth Anne B.Sc, Aston-in Birmingham; DEA (master’s) Université Bordeaux II; “chevalier de L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”; active member of EVO (the Electronic Village Online) since 2006. I was head of English for the Physics Department of the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble for over 15 years, until September 2014, and just when it got exciting […]

Angelos Bollas

Angelos Bollas (Delta; MA ELT) is responsible for learning technologies, online teaching, and teachers’ training and development at a language school in Greece. He blogs, participates in and co-moderates #ELTchat weekly discussions on Twitter, and connects with language educators around the world. He is @angelos_bollas on Twitter.            

Anna Bougia

Anna Bougia has an M.A with distinction in Management of Language Learning, University of Greenwich and is a PhD. (cand.) in the Institute of Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton. She has 10 years experience at teaching Modern Greek in private and public schools. She has worked as a translator in the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv and taught Greek […]

Marisa Constantinides

Marisa Constantinides studied Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading and has been a TEFL teacher, trainer, ELT writer & conference speaker for 20+ years. She is the Director of CELT Athens and trains teachers face-to-face and online on a variety of courses, including the CELTA and Delta. She also regularly volunteers on TESOL EVO […]

Iakovos Delatolas-Saveris

Iakovos Delatolas-Saveris holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature (University of Athens) and an M.Ed. (Distinction) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Hellenic Open University). He has had extensive experience in TEFL and has been the Head of English at Ekpaideftiria Paschali for 15 years. He is a speaking examiner for Cambridge […]

Seval Doğan

Seval Doğan is an English Language Instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University. She holds a CELTA from University of Cambridge. She is interested using web 2.0 tools in classrooms.

Paul Driver

Paul is an Oxford-based language teacher, materials developer, teacher trainer, graphic designer and illustrator. He is part creative, part academic and loves to push against the boundaries of what can be done to improve learning. His research interests span many fields, exploring the roles of technology, media, game design, play, and embodied cognition in the […]

Nihan Erdemir

Nihan Erdemir is a research assistant of Translation and Interpreting at Kırklareli University in Kırklareli, Turkey. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language Teaching at Gazi University. Her research interests are pedagogical translation, technology and language teaching, corpus linguistics.

Geraldine Exton

Geraldine Exton is a PhD researcher in the Dept. of Computer Science, investigating Localisation and Gamification.

Vanja Fazinic

Vanja Fazinic is an English and German teacher based in Croatia. She has graduated in English Language and Literature /German Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zadar. She has strong interest in making film in the language classroom and her current challenge is to integrate collaborative filmmaking projects into the curriculum […]

Sally Gayford

Sally Gayford is the Associate Director of the School of Foreign Languages at MEF University in Istanbul. Her position holds responsibility for overseeing the English Language Preparatory Programme, with a focus on Assessment and Curriculum Design. Additionally, she is responsible for ensuring a continued high standard of programme delivery through providing instructor support and professional […]

Daniel Gorin

Daniel Gorin is the founder of two EdTech companies: phase­6 and Alphary. phase6 is a spaced-repetition flashcard system for language learning that was launched in Germany in 2002. It is now used in over 4000 schools with content from all the major German publishers. Alphary goes one step further: it combines the power of artificial […]

Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison is an English language teaching professional based in London. He has taught in Pamplona, Spain and Southeast London. He has been involved in projects to create materials for language learners with the British Council, Cambridge English and BBC Learning English. He is interested in making the most of minimal stimuli in the classroom, […]

Colin Graham

Colin Graham was born in Glasgow and educated in the UK. Initially a statistician and computer programmer, he retrained in secondary mathematics and taught numeracy, mathematics and ITC in London for 3 years. He then moved to Japan, where he taught English for 12 years, specializing mostly in Business English. He was active in volunteer […]

Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban

Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at MEF University. Her role sees her: developing learner training support in Flip for students; providing professional development for instructors developing and teaching Flipped courses; and developing quality assurance parameters to ensure the successful implementation and continuation of Flipped […]

Joel Josephson

Joel Josephson is a TedX speaker on the Creative Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u120FsYnGI and has initiated Europe-wide projects to teach any subject, including languages, using the arts and music as retentive and motivation tools. He also initiated and wrote the aPLaNet project that included Burcu Akyol, Shelly Terrell, Graham Stanley and others, as partners. He recently volunteered […]

Julia Koifman

I live in Israel and teach English in Beit Ekshtein High School in the town of Beit Yannay. Our school deals with special education. Despite learning disabilities our students are highly motivated and interested in getting high-school diplomas with good grades. In April 2015 I participated in the IATEFL conference in Manchester and made a […]

Marianna Kyprianou

Marianna Kyprianou (BA, MA, PhD) is an English language instructor at the Language Centre, University of Cyprus. She teaches EAP and ESP courses to undergraduate students. Her research interests include Computer Assisted Pronunciation Teaching (CAPT), Phonetics and Pronunciation, Pronunciation Teaching, and Second Language Acquisition.

Steven Lever

Steve Lever holds a BA (Hons) from Leeds University. After working as a teacher of English as a foreign language for eleven years, he moved into ELT consultancy for Express Publishing in 2001. In this capacity, he has travelled around the world delivering workshops and seminars. He has been a plenary speaker at many international […]

Helen Legge

Helen Legge has been teaching English for 16 years in Italy and in the UK accumulating experience both in teaching young learners (from early years to older teens) and in young learner academic management. She has been enthusiastically exploring learning technologies in her classrooms for several years with both her adult and her young learner […]

Samantha Marta

  Samantha Marta is from the United States, but currently lives in Japan working as a lecturer at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba. She holds an M.A. from the University of Illinois in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has taught English for over 8 years to students of all ages and […]

Sara Amin Mohamed

  I am an English Language Instructor at Future University in Egypt (FUE), a graduate student in the MA TESOL program at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and a holder of Cambridge certificate of English language teaching to adults (CELTA).

Martin Mullen

Martin Mullen has taught English as a Foreign Language for more than ten years in both Ireland and Japan, and is particularly interested in vocabulary acquisition and self-directed learning. His interest in Mobile-Assisted Language Learning came about through his own failed attempts to get his students using mobile phones as part of their language studies […]

Joanna Norton

Joanna Norton is an educator, teacher-educator and mobile content entrepreneur with deep domain expertise working in today’s diverse, multilingual learning contexts. She is the founder of Keywords English, a mobile app that supports young people with the academic language of science. She also works on the Insessional and Presessional courses at the University of the […]

Abeer Okaz

Being the director of the English Language Center at Pharos University in Alexandria, I am responsible for the academic and administrative operations of all the English language programs. I have many years of experience in the English Language Teaching field. I am a teacher, teacher trainer, ETS certified TOEIC trainer, and CELTA trainer in training. […]

Amin Neghavati

My name is Amin Neghavati and I have over 15 years experience in teaching English and training teachers. I did my Cambridge CELTA in 2008 and I am completing my last Cambridge Delta Module this summer. I am a teacher, teacher trainer, e-moderator, examiner and an ICT consultant. At the moment, I work as a […]

Biljana Radić-Bojanić

Biljana Radić-Bojanić is Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad (Serbia), where she received her MA degree in 2005 and where she defended her PhD thesis in 2010. Her areas of interest include discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, academic writing and academic skills, applied […]

Arthur McKeown

Arthur McKeown began as an English language teacher in Sweden, where he taught pharmacists who needed to be confident in using the terms required to help in understanding the technical manuals used in their day-to-day work. He then designed and documented a course for firemen in Kuwait. As director of a language school in Tripoli […]

Eleni Nikiforou

Eleni Nikiforou (BA, MA, PhD candidate) is an English language instructor at the Language Centre, University of Cyprus. She teaches EAP and ESP courses to undergraduate students. Her research interests include Technology Enhanced Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Training, and English for Specific Purposes.

Kendra Peterson

Inspired by her own language learning experience with Spanish, Kendra completed her TEFL certification in 2007. She has taught English for 6 years across the globe, including placements such as India, Guatemala and Turkey. Though the bulk of her experience is in teaching Business English and skills, she recently completed her first year teaching at […]

Emma Pratt

Emma Pratt has a background in Fine Arts and Museum Studies. She has been a Museum Educator and English teacher, teaching since 1999. She is a writer for her own blog and for Artists Alliance New Zealand. In the recent years she has adapted her training in design for online learning and web platforms. She […]

Victor Hugo Rojas B

Victor Hugo Rojas B. is Associate Professor of Didactics of TEFL at Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, both located in Lima, Peru. He has over 29 years of experience delivering under/post graduate courses, lectures, seminars and workshops. He is the founder of Peruvian English Teachers […]

Ania Rolinska

Ania Rolinska is an EFL/EAP tutor and a TELT Officer (University of Glasgow), online teacher trainer (International House) and a student (MSc in Digital Education/University of Edinburgh). A keen advocate of innovation in ELT and professional development. Special areas of interest include learner’s autonomy, online course/activity design, multimodal approaches to writing and opportunities learning technologies […]

Burcu Saraçoğlu

Burcu received her BA degree in English Linguistics Department and received English Teaching Certificate. After graduating, she started working at preparatory classes at different universities in Turkey as an instructor of English. After starting her MA degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies department, she went to Finland as an exchange student. When she came […]

Milena Tanasijevic

I have been involved in ELT for 15 years as a teacher (very young and young learners, teens, exam preparations courses, young professionals, adults, in-company courses), teacher trainer (Business English training, teaching with technologies training), researcher (focus on SLA theories, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, ELF). My current position is ELT Lecturer at Belgrade […]

Mark Thomas

I have been teaching in the TESOL industry for eight years. I completed my CELTA course in Thailand with International House, and then completed a DELTA in 2010. I have experience in teaching general and academic English classes. Currently, I am working for Bellerbys College, in Brighton, which is part of StudyGroup. For the past […]

Cynthia Tilden-Machleidt

  Cynthia Tilden-Machleidt Lecturer, coach, and materials developer for Intercultural Communication, Academic Writing, Public Speaking; Coordinator and trainer of Business English in undergraduate programmes at BSEL (2003-2013). I am interested in discovering more about flipping and blending classrooms, as well as helping learners discover their virtual communication styles. As for myself, I am trying to […]

Philip Weir

I have been teaching English for 7 years and still love it. I have completed the Delta this year and I hope to move on to a Masters in Tesol soon. I have had the pleasure of speaking in conferences sharing my ideas in Spain and the U.K. and hope to continue doing so.

Suzanne Wood

Suzanne Wood has been in ELT for over 12 years. Professional development has led to a PGCE qualification and, more recently, an MA in ELT, specialising in ICT and Multi-Media. Previously a self-confessed technophobe, she now feels qualified to share some of the concepts and ideas she has gained from her time at Warwick University. […]

Janina Wilson

For the past year, I have been working as an academic manager in charge of training and development at a large language school in Milan, Italy. I have worked in ELT for the past 8 years, teaching young learners and adults in a variety of different countries and contexts. I have a BA in TESOL, […]

John Whipple

John has taught in 13 schools in Italy and Dublin since 2002. As well as teacher training and management, he’s also helped his schools produce video, social media and technology projects. He has a MSc. in Technology and Learning from TCD. Main research interests include pronunciation learning and teaching, multimedia and developing the recognition of […]

Gonca Yangın Ekşi

Gonca Yangın Ekşi is Associate Professor of English Language Teaching at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. Her research areas are technology and language teaching, teacher training, curriculum and materials development, language and culture, young learners.

Rita Zeinstejer

Educational Technology Coach • EFL Teacher in Argentina • Former Director of Studies at “Asociacion Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa” (1980-2010) • CALL SIG Coordinator at “Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario” 2001-2008 • Current Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner • Online and f2f Presenter at local and international Conferences and Congresses: FAAPI, IATEFL, LABCI, TESOL, […]

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