ELTOC 2021

25th Februar - 27th Februar 2021

Join our global online conference of professional development sessions led by our experts. Get practical tips and takeaways on trending topics such as:

  • Motivation, what it is, where it comes from and how to harness it to achieve results
  • Alternative teaching and learning: Online, blended, hybrid and socially distanced classrooms
  • Explore Learner Agency and discover why it’s important
  • How managers can support teachers and parents in this ever-changing world

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Xuesong (Andy) Gao is a language teacher educator at the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia. He has been involved in language teacher education in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan. His research interests include language learner autonomy, language education policy, and language teacher education. His research has been funded by Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), Sumitomo Foundation (Japan), and the Standing Committee for Language Education and Research (Hong Kong). He has published widely in international journals, including ELT Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Modern Language Journal, and Teaching and Teacher Education. He is a co-editor of System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics and co-editor of the English Language Education book series, published by Springer. He is a contributing author of OUP’s position paper on learner agency.


Vanessa Reilly is a teacher, author and teacher trainer. She has an M.A. with Distinction in English Language Teaching specializing in very young learners. Vanessa is also trained in Flipped Learning.

She currently gives in-service teacher training to teachers in bilingual schools but has run courses for Primary teachers all over Spain and regularly trains Primary school teachers from around the world.

She is the co-author of many books for OUP including the Oxford University Press Teacher Resource Books, Very Young Learners and Writing with Children. She is also one of the authors of the new Oxford University Press primary course, Learn With Us and of the Pre-primary course Jump In!

Vanessa loves new challenges, so she trained as a Zumbini® instructor and teaches English through music and dance to babies from 0 to 3 years and their parents three times a week.

Zarina Subhan is a freelance teacher trainer and has been working in the field of ELT for almost 30 years. She has taught at all levels, in both private and government institutions, having taught and trained in many different countries as well as in the UK. (Greece, Slovakia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, China, Colombia, Perú, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá and Costa Rica, where she is currently based.)

She has used her BSc in Pharmacology-Chemistry to work with science, engineering and technical students in the field of EAP and ESP, before applying it to her MA in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Since then she has specialised in critical thinking skills, student autonomy and CLIL, using these in her methodology to teach or train. She has worked with educational schools, colleges and universities, NGOs, policy makers, community leaders, local government and in a variety of training contexts. She is now a freelance materials writer and teacher educator.

Zarina’s time is now spent between delivering training and writing materials for Oxford University Press. Having worked in the science, educational and development sectors, her interests are the neurology of learning; educational psychology; differentiated learning and the professional development of teachers’ skills. She wishes to help create sustainable education for the consequent development of people, communities, institutions and thus countries.

Nick Thorner is a teacher and author based at Kings Education in Oxford. He has engaged in teaching and teacher training in a variety of international contexts, particularly Italy, and has many years' experience preparing students from around the world for IELTS exams and UK university courses. He has also authored several titles for OUP, including a handbook for teachers entitled Motivational Teaching and the coursebook Foundation IELTS Masterclass. Nick has recently published research on demotivation to the Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning. He is currently adjusting to ‘hybrid’ teaching, taking classes through Microsoft Teams and live face-to-face interaction simultaneously.

Kathleen (Kathy) Kampa is a teacher, author, and teacher-trainer who specializes in working with young learners. As a PYP (Primary Years Program) teacher at Seisen International School, Tokyo, Japan, she uses a globally-minded and inquiry-based approach to teaching through which students develop 21st century skills. She also supports the development of English language skills by creating songs, chants, and TPR/movement activities targeted to young learners' needs.

Kathy and her husband Charles Vilina are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and the ELTon award-winning course Oxford Discover, published by Oxford University Press.

Philip Haines is originally from England but has been living in Mexico since 1995, where he works as the Senior Academic Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. He frequently delivers face-to-face and online teacher training sessions throughout the Americas and other parts of the world. Philip is the co-author of Oxford Discover Science and several other ELT series published in Mexico.

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto holds a US English teaching license and an MATESOL, and has taught Language Arts, ESL, and EFL. Barbara is co-author of one of the world’s best-selling textbook series for children learning English, Let's Go (Oxford University Press), co-author of the online course, English for Teachers (International Teacher Development Institute), and author of the chapter, The role of technology in early years’ language education, in Early Years Second Language Education (Routledge, 2015). She is an English Language Specialist with the United States State Department, and is Course Director for International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi.pro). Barbara has been invited to give keynote and plenary talks at a number of international conferences, and has conducted teacher training workshops in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. She conducts courses and teacher training online. Her webinars are always popular with teachers around the world.

Charlotte Murphy is a DELTA qualified ELT Teacher, currently working for Oxford University Press as a senior Consultant and Teacher Trainer. She has experience in teaching Young Learners, Teenagers, and Adults, and has taught in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and the UK.

Annabel Daly is the Director of Researcher marketing within the Academic Division of OUP. Annabel’s career has centred on communication and people, and over the last 10 years she has been leading teams of all sizes. She believes in working with managers to bring out the best in their staff through enabling and empowering individuals to identify, own and then play to their unique talents and strengths whilst actively contributing to the wider Mission or Vision of their team or organization.

Helping others to flourish also continues in Annabel’s passions outside of OUP. In 2013 Annabel co-founded a women’s accountability programme (BOLD), helping participants to create positive change in their lives, which then ripples out to their wider communities. In addition to building sustainable personal goals, the programme encourages personal action on topics such as Resilience, Motivation, Personal Impact, and Balance.

Annabel brings her energy and creativity into all her workshops, aiming to actively engage participants and believes in the power of commitment and accountability to drive action – so be prepared to act at the end of any time you spend with her!

Paul Driver is a Senior Learning Technologist at Anglia Ruskin University. He specialises in immersive virtual reality scenario creation and holds an M.A. in Creative Media Practice in Education. He has 25 years of language teaching experience and is an award-winning educational materials writer, a teacher trainer and a graphic designer. Paul has been nominated for four British Council ELTons Teaching Innovation Awards and, in 2018, he received the national Learning Technologist of the Year Award from the UK Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Paul's research interests span across many fields, exploring the roles of technology, game design, play, and embodied cognition in the process of learning.

Candice (Kandy) Ackland has a Masters in English Language Teaching from Sussex and a CELTA. She has recently taught English in a  secondary school in the UAE for 2 years. Her 8 years' classroom experience in the UK is split between 2 reputable private language schools in Brighton: English Language Center & Loxdale Swedish Folk School. Kandy has delivered teacher training courses for international teachers at the English Language Center, Brighton, presented CPD for Sussex DOSA , ‘Drama in the ELT Classroom’, and a CPD session for OUP, ‘Reflections on Returning to the Classroom'.

Joon Lee has taught a variety of students in the EFL and ESL community ranging from kindergarten to university students and business professionals. He has held positions as an Academic Director, Content and Curriculum Developer, and Academic Advisor in his near 15 years of experience in Asia. He holds great respect for educators and administrators who show passion towards nurturing a learner’s path to success.

Terrie Craddock has been a teacher trainer, academic manager and English language teacher for over 20 years, all around the world.

Terrie has written and delivered many teacher training workshops both online and face to face. Her training focuses on providing practical ideas and tips that teachers can use every day.

Terrie is currently working as a teacher trainer for OUP in Saudi Arabia where she organises training events for outside speakers and delivers specialised training programmes for schools and universities. She has written a variety of bespoke training programmes and is a consultant for syllabus design. She has also assisted universities in designing continued professional development programmes.

Terrie is DELTA qualified and has an MA in teaching English to Young Adults.

As Director of Impact at Oxford University Press (OUP), Penelope Woolf manages a team that supports staff across the world to evaluate OUP’s educational products and services. With over 30 years’ publishing experience, Penelope has also carried out consultancy for universities and EdTech companies. She is an Honorary Norham Fellow at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and an SEN/PP (Special Educational Needs/Pupil Premium) governor and Chair of Impact Committee at a Primary school in the UK.

As Marketing and Communications Manager for Oxford Impact at Oxford University Press (OUP), Jane Digby gets to work with many teams around the world helping them share the results gained from undertaking impact studies on our products and services. With over 20 years’ experience working in educational publishing and IT, she is passionate about the positive impact educational resources can make on supporting teaching and learning.

Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT methodology. Her research interests include all aspects of the psychology surrounding the foreign language learning experience. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of several books in this area including, Exploring Psychology in Language Learning and Teaching (Winner of the IH Ben Warren Prize), and Teacher Wellbeing, both with Oxford University Press. She is currently vice-president of the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL). In 2018, she was awarded the Robert C. Gardner Award for excellence in second language research by the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP).