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Talking with experts in ELT!

Interviews on education and language teaching

Jenny Dooley, President of Express Publishing, talks about women’s leadership

ELT NEWS has taken the initiative to publish a series of interviews on women’s leadership.  Whenever there are talks on gender and diversity, critics and sceptics often revolve around the big question: “Will we ever reach gender equality in the workplace?” or “is it just a theory that is morally right but can never be realized?” What barriers have business...

Hugh Dellar talks about the focus of language education in the 21st century

Hugh Dellar is a teacher, teacher trainer and coursebook writer based in north London and, along with Andrew Walkley, the co-founder of the online language school and teacher development centre  www.lexicallab.com. He’s co-written the five-level INNOVATIONS series and six-level OUTCOMES series for National Gegraphic and two levels of the Roadmap series...

George Vassilakis: confessions of a dangerous (ELT) mind

Author: Anastasia Spyropoulou
George Vassilakis (BA Education, Dip. Cantab, Dip. Trans, Dip. RSA, MA TEFL) has trained EFL teachers for over thirty years. As an ELT Author, George has written a number of coursebooks for young learners, adults and young adults (published by Heinemann, Cengage and Macmillan) and designed courses and curricula for a number of different learning contexts...

Zafi Mandali talks about Storytelling in EFL Teaching and Learning

Zafi Mandali holds a BA in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MA in Applied Linguistics, School of Humanities and Comparative Studies, University of Essex. She’s been Head of the English Department at Ellinogermaniki Agogi for twenty six years. She has gained two Gold and one Silver ELT Excellence Awards...

Stephen Krashen talks about grammar, language learning and acquisition

Author: Anastasia Spyropoulou
Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, is one of the most cited linguists in the world. He is also a researcher and an activist. Stephen Krashen has contributed enormously to the field of second language acquisition and bilingual education. He is credited with introducing various influential concepts and terms in the...

George Drivas explores the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ and investigates different forms of assessment.

  George Drivas studied English Literature at the University of Athens and Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK. He has worked in Foreign Language education since 1981 as a teacher and teacher trainer. He was Director of Studies at the Department of Foreign Languages at Doukas School between 1994 and 2021. He is an inspector for the...

Scott Thornbury talks about commercially produced coursebooks and neoliberalism in education

Scott Thorbury is a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where he lives), and in his native New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on...

ROGER HOUSE TALKS TO ELT NEWS: FROM JOURNALISM TO ELT, FROM TEACHER TRAINING TO MATERIALS WRITING

Roger House has been involved in ELT for over thirty years as a teacher, trainer and author. He is a former chairperson of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and an active member of TESOL Greece. He has presented at national and international conferences, and is the author of a teacher’s book for OUP.   Did you always want to become a...

John H.A.L. de Jong talks about language learning, teaching and testing

    John H.A.L. de Jong is Professor Emeritus of Language Testing at VU University, Amsterdam, and owner/director of a consultancy business “Language Testing Services”. John graduated from Leiden University and obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement from Twente University. He has published articles and books in Dutch, English and French...