The Seminar provides 40 hours of tuition over two weeks.
You'll choose two morning workshops per week.
Workshops week 1:
Workshops week 2:
ELT guest lectures
After lunch we invite you to join us for a stimulating and informative plenary lecture or seminar:
- Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues - Jon Hird
- The Story of your Professional Development: Sowing the Seeds of an International Learning Community - Adrian Underhill
- Are you ready for intelligent machines? - Shaun Wilden
- Feedback by design: creating a framework for effective feedback - Elaine Boyd
- Visual Literacy in the ELT Class - Hanna Kryszewska
Taking the ELTSS Experience Back Home - Adrian Underhill
Rethinking learner identity: Developing our students' voice in English - Chia Suan Chong
Ako - same old or something new - Robert McLarty
Please click here to see the synopses of each lecture.
Principal tutor - Adrian Underhill
From Phonemes to Fluency: An Approach to Pronunciation Mastery and Well-being in the Classroom
Adrian Underhill is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers and author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, and its associated phonemic chart. He was trainer and director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999, since when he has worked internationally as an independent ELT consultant with a focus on teacher training, professional and organisational development, and school leadership. He is a past president of IATEFL and is principal tutor on the Oxford University ELT Summer Seminar.
Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond and Teaching a Changing Language: Aspects of Contemporary English
Jon Hird is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT materials writer based in Oxford. He teaches at the University of Oxford and frequently gives teacher-training talks and workshops in the UK and overseas. He has written and contributed to many ELT publications for a number of publishers. His most recent publications include Oxford Learner’s Pocket Verbs and Tenses (OUP) and components of the Language Hub, Roadmap, Navigate, Keynote, Oxford EAP and Life course book series. He has also written and adapted a range of materials for learners with dyslexia.
Writing for Publication and Materials Creation
Robert is an experienced teacher and trainer who has worked in the UK, France and New Zealand. Editor of Modern English Teacher, he is interested in materials writing and developing speaking skills. In his spare time he plays golf, paints and walks.
Linguistic Mediation in the Secondary School Classroom: Skills, Strategies and Activities (B1+) and Towards Mastery: Ideas for Inspiring Advanced Learners (C1+) of English
Hanna Kryszewska is a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer of trainers and mentors, author of resource books and course books and senior lecturer at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. She co-authored: Options for English (PWSiP, 1991), Learner-based Teaching (OUP, 1992), Reading on Your Own (PWN, 1995), Towards Teaching, (Heinemann, 1995), Stand-by Book, S. Lindstromberg, Ed. (CUP, 1996), Observing English Lessons - A Video Teacher Training Course, and The Company Words Keep (DELTA, 2012).Since February 2006, she has been the editor of website magazine Humanising Language Teaching.
Tomorrow's teaching today and Escape the Classroom!
Shaun is an education technologist who teaches and trains both face-to-face and online courses. In the Department for Continuing Education he teaches digital literacy, as well as short courses in mobile learning and teaching online. His latest book, Mobile Learning, was published by Oxford University Press.
He is the academic director for online courses for the International House World Organisation overseeing their suite of asynchronous teacher development courses and is a consultant to a number of educational organisations to assist them in their synchronous and asynchronous course provision. His current area of interest and research is learner expectations in peer to peer social presence within asynchronous courses.
Chia Suan Chong
A Fresh Take on Building Effective International Communication Skills
Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and teacher trainer. She delivers both online and face-to-face training to teachers and learners around the globe.
Chia was English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger between 2012 and 2019. She is a regular speaker at ELT conferences and has contributed extensively to the British Council Learn English website. She holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT. More recently, Chia developed and co-wrote the Pearson CertELTD; a Level-6 online teacher training course. She is the author of Successful International Communication (Pavilion Publishing), and co-author of Voices; a seven-level General English course series published by National Geographic Learning.
Assessment for learning
Elaine Boyd has been involved in English language assessment for over 30 years working for a range of international exam organisations, including Cambridge, Pearson, the British Council, Trinity College London and Oxford University Press. She has also worked closely with teacher educators in developing and delivering courses in assessment literacy in Europe, India and SE Asia along with publishing several articles in this field. Elaine has also authored coursebooks for a range of age groups for leading international publishers, including the Gold Experience exam series for Pearson and young learners' courses for Macmillan. She is an Associate Lecturer on the TESOL M.A. at the Institute of Education, UCL, London and a Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University, London. Her research includes classroom assessment and managing learner feedback and her PhD investigated spoken communication using corpus data.