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:

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 Guardian

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:

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