News and Events

 

2019

In April Tom and I travelled to Vancouver to speak at the annual BC TEAL Conference. Our talk was called Strategies for Successful Speaking Classes.

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IATEFL 2019 was in the amazing city of Liverpool in April. I was there in my roles as Editor of Voices and outgoing Editor of Conference Selections. I gave two talks on how to write for IATEFL publications, and one of my own, called Writing EAP Speaking Materials: Ten Principles. It was great to see Say What You Mean on the shelves at the Pearson stand.

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Say What You Mean, Book 2 was published in March. This was the first time Tom and I had written together for a long time, but we still made a good team.

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In January, IATEFL Voices was relaunched with a new design and several new features.

2018

In November Tom and I gave a talk for Pearson in St Catharines, called Troubleshooting in the EAP Speaking Class.

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In October I gave a webinar for Pearson ELT Canada on Teach Your Students to Think Critically.

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I became Editor of IATEFL's bimonthly magazine, Voices, in 2018. My first issue was the September/October issue.

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College Skills: Intermediate English was published in the summer. It is available to colleges throughout BC through BC Campus.

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In June I was back in the UK to give a talk called Effective Worksheets for EAP Classes at the MaWSIG conference at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. I managed to build in a little time to explore the Cotswolds in beautiful June weather.

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IATEFL 2018 was in Brighton, and I was there in three roles: outgoing MaWSIG coordinator, Editor of Conference Selections and Voices (incoming), and freelance author. I took part in a 'meet the authors' event at the Pearson stand. My approach to the annual IATEFL conference has changed a bit over the years; I wrote about that in this blog post.

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In March I went to Montreal to give a workshop related to Critical Reading at Ahuntsic College. It was lovely to have lunch with the Pearson team and to meet some of the users of my book!

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January found me in the UK for the ELT Freelancers' Awayday, one of the most important events in my professional year. My review of the event is here

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Writing for an ELT publisher in Canada is different from working with a UK or US publisher. This was the topic of my blog post, published on the MaWSIG blog in January.

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In January 2018 I celebrated five successful years of freelancing. My thoughts about this milestone are in this blog post

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