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11th April | 16.05 - 16.50 | Hall 4b
Miles Craven has worked in English language education since 1988, teaching in schools, colleges and universities around the world. He has a wide range of experience as a teacher, teacher-trainer, examiner and materials writer.
Miles is author or co-author of several best-selling courses for adults and young adults, including Get Real!, Reading Keys, English Grammar in Use Extra, Cambridge English Skills, Listening Extra, Quizzes, Questionnaires and Puzzles, Breakthrough Plus and Q.
9th April | 17.05 - 17.35 | Hall 3a
11th April | 14.00 - 14.30 | Hall 1c
Mike Hogan has been involved in Business English training for the past 12 years. He is currently based in Germany, where he gives communication and intercultural skills training to corporate clients in small group and 1-1 sessions. He also supports a team of trainers in southern Germany where he develops and implements new training concepts. He is a regular contributor of articles and teaching resources for Business Spotlight and Karriere magazines, and has written a number of Business English course books, most recently the Global Business Class e-Workbook series. He is on the IATEFL BESIG Online Team and can be found at about.me/mikehogan.
10th April | 13.35 - 11.05 | Hall 3a
My teaching career began in 1984 in Selby, North Yorkshire, where I taught French and German in a comprehensive school for five years. At the end of the eighties I moved to Madrid and a career in ELT. Most of my time there has been spent working with International House, as teacher, teacher-trainer and at one point Cambridge Examinations Co-ordinator. In the mid 1990s I spent 18 months in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I held the post of Director of Studies at Soros International House.
11th April | 17.05 - 17.35 | Hall 3a
I have worked in the dictionary business since 1980, following brief and not very brilliant periods as an academic, then English language teacher. My career in dictionaries is bookended by two major revolutions in lexicography: the arrival of corpora in the early 1980s and - in the last few years - the transfer of reference resources from print to digital media. With the second of these revolutions still in its early stages, I'm on an exciting new learning curve (like everyone else in the dictionary world), as the nature of the business undergoes a complete transformation.
9th April | 12.10 - 12.40 | Hall 12
Stacey H. Hughes has been involved in TESOL either in teaching, training or writing since 1992. She has taught young learners, teens and adults in a variety of contexts and countries and is currently teaching English for Academic purposes at Oxford Brookes University.
10th April | 17.55 - 18.25 | Hall 12
After teaching for around nine years in Venezuela, Spain and the UK during which time I did my DELTA and some teacher training I joined Macmillan where I’ve been for the last ten years. I’ve been hugely privileged in that I’ve been able to visit lots of primary classrooms in Central/Eastern/Western Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. I’ve been so lucky to see such a large number of teachers and children enjoying their English lessons and keen to learn. When working with the editorial, design and author teams I try very hard to remember my classroom visits to ensure that what we produce is always relevant, rewarding and enjoyable.
10th April | 11.40 - 12.25 | Hall 6
After starting out TEFL teaching with spells in the UK, then Finland and briefly Hong Kong, Sandra has spent over 20 years in Italy where she teaches a mix of classes, spanning various ages and levels. She is coming to the conclusion that she is unlikely to get back home and go into social work after travelling as planned. Some of her YL students have been with her for over half of that time and despite growing up are long-sufferingly coming back for more punishment!
10th April | 15.05 - 15.50 | Hall 4b
12th April | 10.25 - 10.55 | Hall 6