Fern KushnerKushner-Methode, which uses music and images to help children learn English. Fern is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, supporting easy and efficient human movement, and enjoys making interactive online quizzes and educational videos for her students.
Fiona Mauchline is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Oxford. She regularly teacher-trains in many countries, and her publications include Interface and Motivate (for ESO, Macmillan) and Motivate for Bachillerato (Edelvives). She writes or runs 4 blogs (including macappella and Take a photo and…), and co-curates ElTpics, a creative commons, crowd-sourced photo resource for teachers.
Gail Ellis is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the British Council and based in Paris. Her publications include Learning to Learn English , The Primary English Teacher’s Guide, Tell it Again! and Teaching children how to learn which won an English-Speaking Union Award in the Teacher Resources category in 2016. Her main interests are children’s literature, young learner ELT management and inclusive education.
Gary Riley-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at Goldsmiths University of London. Gary is interested in the lived experiences of international students and especially Fine Art students, with whom he works most closely as an EAP practitioner. This interest is reflected in his EdD, which he is studying at the UCL Institute of Education, where his thesis is concerned with the Fine Art Crit, criticality and the potential for transformation, and how such an understanding of criticality may be relevant to EAP. Gary is also interested in how images can be used as vehicles for learning in a more CLIL-based approach and how such an approach, with its engagement with critical theory, can encourage a more engaged and transformative form of criticality.
Georgina Jackson is an English Language Teacher. She works at Stafford House London and is currently studying for her MA in Applied Linguistics & ELT at King’s College London. Georgina worked in TV and advertising for many years prior to moving into teaching and is keen to develop an educational programme to enable students to produce and edit short radio or video pieces.
Gerard McLoughlin has taught English in Italy, the U.K., Serbia, Egypt and Spain and a teacher trainer in the U.K., New Zealand, Mexico and Spain. He has a DipTEFLA and an MA in English Language Teaching. He is a CELTA and DELTA trainer at IH Barcelona and a CELTA assessor. He is a co-author of Next Generation, a Bachillerato coursebook. He has also written several teacher books for McGraw Hill (Platform) and Heinle (Outcomes). He is a board member of TESOL-SPAIN as Online Resources Officer and Webmaster. He is also an ambassador for the Disabled Access Friendly campaign.
Giselle Santos, Google Certified Innovator, is an Academic Coordinator at Cultura Inglesa S/A, in Brazil, and a member of the the 2016 Horizon Report K-12 Panel of Experts. Her main interests are disruptive innovation, educational technology, the Circular Economy and the Maker Culture. In her free time she hacks life.
Glória Silva has a degree in Language Teaching (Portuguese and English)• She started teaching at the age of 22 and has taught in 3 different schools. For the past 27 years she has been teaching English at Escola Secundária de Estarreja, Aveiro, Portugal. She works with teens (15-17 years old) who enrol in professional courses and has also worked with adults for many years. Throughout the years she has attended many sessions and conferences (also as a speaker) in order to update her knowledge and improve her teaching skills; she has always been interested in new strategies to engage students in language learning.
Heike PhilpHeike Philp, CEO of let’s talk online sprl is an edtech and immersive language education integration specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers), AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline) and CAMELOT (CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning) and GUINEVERE (Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Realtime language Education). Philp founded and organizes several annual web conferences: Virtual Round Table (on language learning technologies) DaFWEBKON (teachers of German), SLanguages Annual Symposium (immersive education). She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life.
Jade Blueblog, has been published in Voices and has recently contributed her own learner visuals to an upcoming Routledge publication on Reflective Practice in ELT. Jade has a special interest in the use of visuals in ELT and is currently researching and compiling materials for an ELT resource book on Learner Generated Visuals.
Janet Gokay has been working in the ELT field – and with video and digital resources – since the Ice Age, as a writer, editor, producer, manager for all the major publishers as well as some minor ones. She believes that video is hideously underused in ELT – and that its potential is astronomical. Here’s to a bright future!
Dr. Jani Reddy is a teacher educator working in a Government Elementary Teacher Training college in Hyderabad, Telangana state India. He did his master degree in General Education, English literature and Adult Education, and his PhD in Education from Osmania University Hyderabad.Presently he is heading the ELT training for teachers working in Telangana state. He also part of curticulum development and coordinated all English school textbooks in the state. He is one of the Core Skill trainers in India chosen by the British Council India. His main interest is in ELT material development, teacher training and research. He is coordinating mobile learning for teachers in his state where 20 strong groups are working for sharing and learning by using social media like WhatsApp, Google groups and Facebook.
Jelena BobkinaJelena Bobkina holds a PhD in Slavic Philology and Indo-European Linguistics from the University of Granada (Spain) since 2007 and an M.A. in English Philology and Russian Philology from the University of Latvia since 1993. In recent years, she has been teaching English language and linguistics at the English Department of the Technical University of Madrid. Her research interests and publications relate to the field of language teaching and applied linguistics. She is particularly interested in exploring diverse and creative ways video and images are used in the EFL classroom.
Jill DevineJill Devine is an EFL teacher and Adult Education Tutor. She works at the Bell School of English in Cambridge, U.K. and holds a degree in Multi-Disciplinary Design, a P.G.C.E (with an art specialism) and a DELTA qualification. She has worked as a glass designer/maker for industry and ran her own art glass business as well as being involved in Interior Design projects. She is currently a member of the Cambridge Urban Sketchers. She has designed and implemented a summer school course, ‘English with Art & Design’ in which learners develop creativity, visual awareness, critical and cultural understanding. She believes that learning should involve an imaginative, creative and personal response.
Joanna Norton is a language development tutor at the University of the Arts (UAL), London. She works across colleges and disciplines with students from foundation to postgraduate level. As a creative thinker, her primary area of interest lies at the confluence of divergent disciplines. Her current area of research within Applied Imagination is investigating ways to develop a model of 21st century teaching and learning that is informed by social justice. She regularly collaborates with designers, makers, writers, technologists and scientists, to create new ways of seeing learning. Some examples of her work can be found at joannanorton.com.
Joel JosephsonEU PopuLLar project that he initiated and designed. His YouTube channel has received over 18 million views.
John Hughes is an ELT teacher trainer and author. He has been a lead author on many course books including the Business Result (Oxford) and Life (National Geographic) series. His books make use of images and video at three levels: comprehension, critical thinking and creativity. He is also the series editor the ETpedia methodology series published by Pavilion publishing which includes resources on using images and video. For more on John’s work with visual literacy in ELT, visit https://elteachertrainer.com/visual-literacy-in-elt/ and www.myetpedia.com.
Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading CUE’s professional learning throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp Series, The CUE Rock Star Admin Camp Series and planner for the CUE Super Symposium and JET Review Program.
Judy BoyleJudy Boyle has worked in education as a teacher, teacher trainer and coursebook writer for over thirty years. As an ELT teacher at Harvard she was awarded Teaching in Excellence recognition. Judy is the founder of The NO Project, an award-winning global educational campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery.
Julie RaikouELTpics, a creative commons, crowd-sourced photo resource for teachers.
Julietta Schoenmann has been a language teacher and teacher trainer for twenty years, working in state and language schools in China, Eritrea, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She has been training teachers and trainers in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Iraq, Thailand and Libya and is currently supporting the development of teacher training materials in Nigeria. Her educational interests include teacher development in low resourced environments and promoting learner engagement in the classroom.