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 plenary 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
- Stories of our professional learning: sowing the seeds of our international learning community - Adrian Underhill
- From Chaos Comes Order - Shaun Wilden
- Feedback: The Learner's View - Elaine Boyd
- Visual Literacy in the ELT Class - Hanna Kryszewska
Rethinking learner identity: Developing our students' voice in English - Chia Suan Chong
Ako - same old or something new - Robert McLarty
Taking the ELTSS Experience Back Home - Adrian Underhill
Please click here for a synopsis of each lecture.
Principal tutor - Adrian Underhill
Pronunciation, Performance and Poetry 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.
Creating Classroom Materials – Taking your Resource-making Skills to the Next Level and Writing for publication
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 above) and Towards Mastery: Ideas for Inspiring Advanced Learners (C1 and above) of English
Hanna Kryszewska is a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer of trainers and mentors, author of resource books and course books and former senior lecturer at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. She has 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! Using puzzles, games and gamification in education
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
Effective international communication: helping students communicate successfully across cultures
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.
Improve your assessment literacy
Dr Elaine Boyd is a teacher trainer, writer and researcher who specialises in English language assessment. She has worked in the field for over 30 years for a range of international exam organisations, including Cambridge, Pearson, the British Council, Trinity College London and Oxford University Press. She has also worked with teacher educators in developing and delivering courses in assessment literacy in Europe, India and SE Asia and has published a number of articles in this field. Elaine has also authored several exam coursebooks for a range of age groups, including the Gold Experience series for Pearson. She is an Associate Lecturer on the M.A. Linguistics/TESOL at the Institute of Education, University College London.