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...
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...
08
NOV
2019

Register for TESOL 2020 in Atlanta

I hope to see you all at the TESOL 2020 Convention and Expo.  This year’s conference will be held in Denver, Colorado from March 31-April 3.  Register now to get early-bird prices and be sure to grab a hotel now while the less expensive venues are still available.  Here’s the...
04
SEP
2019

Work for the U.S. Department of State

I had a terrific time working for the U.S. Department of State giving teacher-training workshops in Vietnam and Cambodia and speaking at the Cambodia TESOL conference. I’m delighted that they’ve selected me to be a “featured” English language specialist....
06
FEB
2019

Upcoming talks in Cambodia and Vietnam

I’m looking forward to a series of talks and workshops in Cambodia from February 13-17 and in Vietnam from February 20-24. This series is sponsored by the English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. I am especially excited about delivering the opening plenary...
04
JAN
2019

Implementing Content-Based Language Instruction in your Classroom

I hope you’ll join me for a webinar on Implementing Content-Based Language Instruction in your Classroom. It is sponsored by the English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. This webinar will focus on the needs of teachers using content-based language...
04
MAR
2018

Using Movies in the ESL Classroom

With Academy Award season upon us, ESL teachers may wish to think about how they can use movies in the classroom. Movies provide a wonderful source of language input for students. They can provide valuable exposure to language and also to culture, as well as being an excellent...