TESOL Italy 39th National Annual Convention 2014
Topic: Converging CPD Communities: Taking Teacher Development Online
Date: Friday 14th of November 2014
Abstract: Continuing Professional Development has always played an important role in ELT, but it is moving rapidly towards online platforms. Using real-life examples from social media, blogging and online software, the presenters take a closer look at the role of technology in promoting professional growth and building learning communities for educators.
I had the honour of co-presenting this with Leo Selivan, who is a renowned specialist in lexis and developing methods for lexical teaching. Leo blogs at: http://leoxicon.blogspot.it
The Presentation Powerpoint is available here: Selivan Ash CPD TESOL Italy
International House Teachers Online Conference 2014
Topic: No More Boring Drills for Young Learners: Alternative Charades
Date: Friday 9th of May 2014
Abstract: Drilling is an important part of controlled practice: it helps learners get their mouths around the sounds, structures and phrases of the target language in a safe environment. Despite this usefulness, it can be a bit boring and repetitive, especially for Young Learners. So, how can we make it more interesting for them? Watch and find out:
I have published articles for academic journals as well as for the more general press.
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia
I am a member of the editorial board of the Studia Anglica Posnaniensia which can be accessed here:
The articles cover issues in student life as well as more academic issues such as choosing a university and degree course. They can be found at: