English Language Teaching Event

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  • Speakers:
    Liz Soars, Paul Hancock, Nick Sheard
  • Date and Time:
    Thursday 29th September 2022, 14:00 – 17:30 BST (UTC+1)

Join us for an online programme of engaging talks and sessions, developed exclusively for our Headway and American Headway teachers.

Discover insights from Headway author Liz Soars, editor of Headway 3rd & 4th editions and co-author of the 5th edition, Paul Hancock, and hear from Nick Sheard, a member of the Headway publishing team at Oxford University Press.

Talks suitable for teachers of all editions of Headway, American Headway and Headway Plus Special Edition Second Edition or those interested in finding out more about the course.



Headway Day

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14:00 - 15:00 BST (UTC+1): Opening Plenary: The Headway Story and Q&A | Liz Soars
15:00 - 15:15 BST (UTC+1): Break
15:15 - 16:05 BST (UTC+1): How the Credo works in practice| Liz Soars and Paul Hancock
16:05 - 16:20 BST (UTC+1): Break
16:20 - 17:10 BST (UTC+1): Creating an exceptional learning experience with Headway | Nick Sheard
17:10 - 17:30 BST (UTC+1): Closing Plenary: Your Headway Stories | Our Headway Scholars

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Liz Soars

Liz Soars began her teaching career straight after university, when she worked as a teacher for two years in Tanzania.

On returning to the UK, she trained in TEFL at International House, London, where she was subsequently employed, first as a teacher and then as a teacher trainer for both CELTA and DELTA courses, and where she met John Soars. She also gave numerous TEFL courses to non-native teachers of English and became Director of Teacher Training at IH London. She and John were examiners for both courses for many years with Liz becoming co-chief examiner for the DELTA.

When John became Director of Studies at IH, it was then that John and Liz first started thinking about writing an English language course book, and Headway was born. The first edition was published in 1986 with subsequent editions over the years since. Since John’s death in 2012, Liz has been writing with Paul Hancock who previously worked as an editor of Headway.

In 2005, John and Liz set up the Headway Scholarship, an annual competition for English language teachers worldwide. The six winners come to Oxford to join a developmental course held at a university college.

Paul Hancock

Paul Hancockbegan teaching English in 1982. He spent two years teaching in Greece and after returning to the UK, taught students from all around the world for 17 years in private language schools in Oxford, where he also worked as a teacher trainer. In 2001, Paul became an editor for Oxford University Press, where he worked on Headway with John and Liz Soars, editing the 3rd and 4th global editions of Headway, as well as American Headway and other country-specific editions.

Paul left Oxford University Press in 2011 to become a freelance editor and writer and began writing with Liz Soars on Headway Advanced 4th edition and has shared the writing of the 5th editions of Headway with her. He has also worked with Liz on judging the Headway Scholarship entries.

Nick Sheard

Nick Sheard is a Portfolio Product Manager in the English Language Teaching Division at Oxford University Press. He has worked in publishing for more than 16 years and has been part of the teams responsible for Headway, English File and Navigate, among other courses. Nick also has many years of teaching and teacher training experience in countries as diverse as France, China, Colombia and the UK. For several years Nick was co-owner and Director of a private language school in Oxford as well as an e-learning business. Nick also has considerable ELT writing experience, having contributed to well-known courses such as Inside Out, In Company, and International Express.

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Thursday 29th September 2022, 14:00 – 17:30 BST (UTC+1)
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