These are the projects I am currently involved with. I am lucky I have the opportunity to work with amazing people who devote a lot of their time and effort to promote learning and improve the standards in English language education.
The IATEFL Literature, Media and Cultural Studies Special Interest Group. The LMCS SIG is for anyone involved in teaching or using literature, media or cultural and intercultural studies in EFL/ESL contexts. Besides the IATEFL conference presentations, we organize online events open to everyone interested in the field and one-day events seminars in the UK. Position: SIG Coordinator. Join the LMCS SIG, click here
The ELT Online Reading Group is an electronic version of a face-to-face reading group. Group members are invited to read selected short stories, poems and/or book extracts and then post your comments on them. New texts are added every month. The Group was created in 2007 to encourage ELT professionals and TESOL students to read literature in English, as well as promote professional development and intercultural competence through the discussion of works literature. Position: Project Coordinator. Join the ORG, click here
The Extensive Reading Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to support and promote extensive reading. One Foundation initiative is the annual Language Learner Literature Award for the best new works in English. Another is maintaining a bibliography of research on extensive reading. The Foundation is also interested in helping educational institutions set up extensive reading programs through grants that fund the purchase of books and other reading material. Position: Member of the Advisory Board . Find out more, click here
The C Group is an independent and informal grouping of EFL professionals. it aims collaboratively to share information, promote reflection and inquiry, and encourage action through more creative and open teaching practices. The letter C stands for Creative/Creativity, which embodies the spirit of the group. Position: Group Member. Find out more, click here