WHAT'S ON

Featuring the authors and experts of National Geographic Learning

SPEAKERS

We have no less than 6 expert speakers at IATEFL this year spanning across many different levels of English Language Learning and Teaching. Whether you’re teaching at proficient level, trying to motivate teenagers to become global citizens, getting your head round grammatical patterns or wondering how you can incorporate TED Talks into your lessons, we’ve got something for you!

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

John Hughes

John Hughes

Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett

Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar

Katherine Stannett

Katherine Stannett

Daniel Barber

Daniel Barber

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

For young teenagers, life can be both exciting and confusing. They are discovering who they are and who they want to become. In this workshop, Dr. Joan Kang Shin will offer tips and ideas for teachers of young teenagers to help their students better understand themselves, each other, and the world they live in.

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world.

She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

John Hughes

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

Staci Johnson has taught all levels of adult ESL, including credit, non-credit, and workplace English. She holds an MA in Linguistics with a Teaching ESL Certificate, which is supported by more than 10 years in the English language classroom. Her passions are teacher training and curriculum development, both of which she does on a continual basis. She is one of the two authors for Stand Out, published by National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning

Paul Dummett

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

Staci Johnson has taught all levels of adult ESL, including credit, non-credit, and workplace English. She holds an MA in Linguistics with a Teaching ESL Certificate, which is supported by more than 10 years in the English language classroom. Her passions are teacher training and curriculum development, both of which she does on a continual basis. She is one of the two authors for Stand Out, published by National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning

Hugh Dellar

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language center in Arizona and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong developing materials for Asia, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer in the UK. He has worked on books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online materials for English learners of all ages across the world. He currently lives in York.

Katherine Stannett

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in the MA, PhD, and undergraduate certificate programs. His teacher certification was initially in secondary language arts and French and he has taught from second grade to seventy-year-olds. Dr. Folse has taught ESL/EFL for more than thirty years in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. In addition, he has taught French in the U.S. and Spanish in Japan. At the University of Central Florida, he has won many teaching and research awards, including Graduate Professor of the Year (2005), as well as the TESOL organization’s Teacher of the Year (2009) award.

Dr. Folse has always been interested in materials writing and his doctoral dissertation examined which types of vocabulary exercises might produce more vocabulary learning. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning.

Dr. Folse is a frequent presenter at conferences worldwide, especially on topics related to best teaching practices for vocabulary and grammar for teacher education and training. He is particularly interested in the role of vocabulary and grammar in second language writing.

Daniel Barber

Transforming Teenagers into 21st Century Global Citizens
Tuesday 10.40-11.25 | TBC

Laura is Executive Editor at National Geographic Learning, in charge of the academic and professional development lists. She has a M.A. in TESOL / TEFL from San Francisco State University. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in pre-academic ESL / EFL programs in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. She has also done teacher training in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. She has been working in ELT publishing as an editor for the last 17 years, creating learning materials for students and teachers.

YLTSIG Pre-Conference Event

3rd April
Crowne Plaza Hotel

This year we’re very excited to be taking part in the YLT SIG Pre Conference event on Monday 3rd April with our very own Dr. Joan Kang Shin. See below for details and come along and see us on the 3rd!

YTLSIG Pre-Conference Event at IATEFL
YTLSIG Pre-Conference Event at IATEFL
Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world.

She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

Photo Competition

National Geographic Photo Competition
National Geographic Photo Competition
National Geographic Photo Competition

Win!

Do you take stunning photographs? Want to be inspired by our National Geographic explorers and photographers? Look no further!

  • Take an inspiring photo from around IATEFL and Glasgow
  • Upload it to Facebook or Twitter with the #IATEFLexplorer
  • You could win a National Geographic framed print and Instagram photo book!

If you’re looking for inspiration why not check out our Explore Glasgow tab for places you could visit?

Three winners will be announced at our Impact launch party on Thursday 6th April at 16.05!

Explore Glasgow

Glasgow

As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has a lot to offer! If you have some free time why not check out some of the below for photography inspiration?

Location/Stand Details

This year IATEFL is being held at the Scottish Event Campus:
Exhibition Way
Glasgow
G3 8Y

View the SEC on a map here.

Visit their page here for details of how to get there.

We are at stand 74 - Come and say hello!

CONTACT

For any more information about National Geographic Learning at IATEFL, please email elt.info@cengage.com.