03
JAN
2022

See you at Thai TESOL?

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Oxford University Press, I’ll be giving at talk at the 41st annual Thai TESOL Conference in late January. This will be a similar talk to the one I gave at the Vietnam TESOL conference in the fall. I’m afraid this one is virtual,...
22
SEP
2021

Meeting the Challenges of Online Instruction

I’m looking forward to speaking at the 2021 VietTESOL Conference on Meeting the Challenges of Online Instruction. That will be at 11:45pm EDT on Friday, October 22 on the east coast of the U.S. and 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 in Vietnam.  Registration info here:...
08
JUN
2021

Principles to Practice in Teaching Reading

Join me, Deborah Healey, Margi Wald, and Helaine Marshall for a series of talks on Optimizing English Language Instruction, sponsored by TEFL Kuwait. This will be on Saturday, June 26th. Double check the time in your part of the world. It will run from 10am to 2 pm on the east...
10
APR
2021

Encouraging student-centered learning in academic English

Join me on April 24 for the spring version of Oxford Day Online. I’ll be talking about Encouraging Student-Centered Learning in Academic English. See the description below. Do check your local time zone. This is mostly aimed at an Asian audience so the sessions are in the...
02
APR
2021

Using images effectively in language teaching

Join me on Friday, April 16th for a talk as part of the Virtual Round Table. Here’s the topic: An effective way to engage our students more deeply with the content of language-learning classes is through the use of photographs and images. In this interactive webinar we will...
16
MAR
2021

Faces and Places: Life in Vermont

Join me on Tuesday morning April 13  at 11:00 a.m. EDT for a conversation about life in Vermont! This is part of a series about the United States from the U.S. Department of State. It is intended for English language learners and teachers, so we’ll be speaking in accessible...
07
SEP
2020

Improving testing and assessment in our programs

I’m looking forward to giving one of the keynote talks at Oxford Day Online, a virtual professional development event, taking place online on Saturday, November 7th.  My talk is called Improving Testing and Assessment in our Programs. And this talk will be given as part of...
13
JUN
2020

Teaching in Challenging Times

I’m looking forward to giving the keynote at the 2020 Northern New England TESOL Conference.  This event will be held online on Saturday, November 7th. NNETESOL brings together English language professionals from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine for a day of networking, sharing,...
26
FEB
2020

Needs Assessment for Course or Curriculum Design

On February 26, 2020 I offered a webinar on the topic of Needs Assessment for ELT Course or Curriculum Design. This webinar was offered as part of a series by the Office of English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. If you missed the live version, you can watch...
21
FEB
2020

Q: Skills for Success 3rd edition

I’m delighted that the 3rd edition of Q: Skills for Success is now available from Oxford University Press.  My co-author, Jenny Bixby, and I are very proud of our contributions. We co-wrote two books in the reading/writing strand of the series, Level 2 and also the...