• TEACHER TRAINING

  • Below are some of the workshops and training sessions I have presented around the world. If you're interested in a particular topic or subject, please ask--or feel free to contact me to discuss your teaching environment, and we can brainstorm appropriate topics together.

  • Middle East / North Africa

    • TunisBizerteSfax, and DjerbaTunisia, November 2016. Workshops for in-service teachers and MA students on teaching writing, classroom management, and business English.
    • Tripoli and Zliten, Libya, February 2013. Workshops on writing skills, teaching integrated skills courses, and classroom management. 
    • Sana'aYemen, September-October 2010 and February 2011. Curriculum development and advising, teacher training, and general support for the Yemen-America Language Institute, as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State. Also provided outreach and support for area ELT programs.
    • Misurata, Benghazi, and Tripoli, Libya, October 2009. Workshops in ELT methodology and methods for the Graduate Academy, as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.
    • Batna, Algeria, July 3 – 18, 2009. Training workshops in the competency-based approach for Algerian middle school English inspectors, for World Learning (Brattleboro, VT).
    • Tripoli, Libya, April 3 – 18, 2009. Workshops in ELT methodology and methods for Libyan universities and private language schools, as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.
    • Amman, Jordan, January 10 – 24, 2009. Consulted for a joint venture among the School for International Training, K12, and Rubicon on a software project for the Middle East.
  • Latin America

    • Huancayo and Lima, Peru, February - March 2017. Workshops on academic writing, business English, and teaching study skills.
    • Belem, Salvador, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Riberão Preto, Belo Horizonte,and Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 2016. Workshops on classroom management, teaching study skills, using a coursebook effectively, and teaching integrated skills.
    • Guayaquil, Ecuador, May 2016. Workshops on materials development and ebooks.
    • Managua, Nicaragua, December 2014. Workshops on teaching vocabulary and teaching writing.
    • Santiago, Chile, July 2014. Workshops on teaching writing, classroom management, teaching skills, and using coursebooks effectively.
    • Mexico City, Toluca, Puebla, Léon, Culiacán, and Monterrey, Mexico, February 2012. Workshops on teaching skills in integrated courses and on using coursebooks effectively.
    • San José, Costa Rica, January 2012. Workshops on professional development and teaching writing.
  • Asia

    • Tokyo, Osaka, Gifu, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, Japan, November-December 2017. Workshops teaching reading and teaching writing.
    • Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan, November 2–5, 2008. Workshops on process writing at language schools and universities.
    • Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, China, May 2004. Workshops on using video in the classroom, and integrating standards into teaching and professional development.
  • Europe

    • Paris, France, July 2017. Workshop for EdYOUFest on self-publishing.
    • Kavala and various sites in Northern Greece, October-November 2013 and November 2014. Taught business English, academic writing, and presentation skills to Technological Education Institute undergraduate and graduate students. Gave teacher-training workshops on teaching skills, using coursebooks, teaching writing, communicative activities, and classroom management for at various locations, as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.
    • Lviv, Ukraine, April 2003. A variety of teacher-training workshops to ESL faculty at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
  • North America

    • Portland, Oregon, July 2017. Workshop on self-publishing educational materials for PIVOT.
    • Fullerton, California, January 26, 2008. Full-day workshop for CATESOL Orange County on teaching writing.
    • East Lansing, Michigan, October 12, 2007. Full-day workshop for the Michigan ESL Professional Advisory Committee on teaching writing and meeting standards for adult ed ESL programs.
    • Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1998 – 2001. Periodic workshops at Central Michigan University for the Writing Center staff on coping with international students’ writing, the College of Business Administration faculty on intercultural awareness, and incoming international students in the MBA program.