Chia Suan Chong

Based in York (UK), Chia is a teacher trainer, a General & Business English teacher, an intercultural skills trainer, and a materials developer. She holds a DELTA, a Cert TEB and an MA in Applied Linguistics & ELT, and has been English Teaching Professional’s resident blogger since 2012.

Plenary

Things Teachers Should not Be Afraid to Say to Students

Workshop

Teaching Adaptation and Accommodation Skills to the International Communicator

 

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Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto holds a US English teaching license and an MATESOL, and has taught Language Arts, ESL, and EFL. Barbara is co-author of one of the world’s best-selling textbook series for children learning English, Let's Go (Oxford University Press), and Course Director for International Teacher Development Institute 

Plenary 

Designing EFL Materials that Work

Workshop

Getting Started with Student-Created Content

 

John F Fanselow

John F. Fanselow

John F. Fanselow has been observing classes and analyzing video recordings and transcripts of lessons for 55 years mainly in Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Somalia and the US.. Based on his observations he has written 'Breaking Rules', 'Contrasting Conversations', 'Try the Opposite' and most recently 'Small Changes, Big Results'.  In addition to his engagement with teachers, he has been involved in our field as president of TESOL of International, NYS TESOL and Program Chair of the 1976 TESOL Convention.

He is professor emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University and has been a visiting professor at Akita International University, Kanda University of International Studies, The New School in NY and is a faculty member of the International Teacher Development Institute. He was president of a tertiary institution in NZ as well.

Hangout

Video Teacher Education: Small changes, big results

 

Mike Hogan

Mike is an international team and leadership trainer and executive coach, and is particularly interested in the dynamics of cross-cultural and international (virtual) teams. Over the past 15 years, he has also delivered numerous International Business Communication training programmes and teacher training courses.

He has written and contributed to numerous books and articles relating to business communication, including the award-winning Basis for Business and Business English for Beginners (Cornelsen), Global Business Class (Macmillan) and Leading International Projects (Kogan Page).

Plenary

Rethinking Our Role as Teachers

hangout

Seven Key Success Factors for Learning Design

Ted O’Neill

Ted O’Neill is a professor in the Faculty of International Social Sciences at Gakushuin University and a vice president of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR). He is a longtime member of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) where he has taken on a variety of roles over the years. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at SUNY Buffalo. He may often be found on Twitter @gotanda.

Plenary

The Same Maps Keep Taking Me to the Same Places

Hangout

Who’s feeling CLILish?

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