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:...
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...
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,...
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...
07
OCT
2013
Student reading

Three principles for teaching reading

In preparing our textbooks in the Q: Skills for Success series, my co-author Jenny Bixby and I have done a lot of research into effective methods of teaching reading. We’ve developed a few conference presentations on the subject. (You can download some slides here, or some...