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Friday 24.06.22

10.45 – 13.35 UTC +1 (BST)

10.45 - 10.55 UTC +1 (BST)

Welcome to ELTOC Day 1

11.00 – 11.40 UTC +1 (BST)

Making Professional Development
Work for You

With Joon Lee and Paul Woodfall

11.45 – 12.25 UTC +1 (BST)

Using Technology in the Classroom Effectively

With Chris Farrell and Jenny Dance

12.30 - 12.35 UTC +1 (BST)

Updates from OUP

12.40 – 13.20 UTC +1 (BST)

The Science Behind Learning

With Paul Howard-Jones and Claudia Lopes

Saturday 25.06.22

01.45 – 04.35 UTC +1 (BST)

01.45 - 01.55 UTC +1 (BST)

Welcome to ELTOC Day 2

02.00 – 02.40 UTC +1 (BST)


With Mark Richard and Maria Pignataro

02.45 – 03.25 UTC +1 (BST)

Learning Through Literature

With Rob Peacock and Kevin Churchley

03.30 – 03.35 UTC +1 (BST)

Updates from OUP

03.40 – 04.20 UTC +1 (BST)

Making Up for Lost Learning

With Seema Khurram, Pilar Nuñez, and Naoko Ashikawa

Meet our speakers

Joon Lee

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 20 years of experience in Asia. He holds great respect for educators and administrators who show passion towards nurturing a learner’s path to success.

Paul Woodfall

Paul Woodfall is OUP’s Regional Training Co-ordinator for Central Asia and the Middle East. He has given training workshops from K1 -12 and university and trained, f2f and online, teachers in Spain, UAE, KSA, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen and the Sultanate of Oman. He has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years. Specifically interested in “learning by doing”, his main goal is to promote a greater understanding of student-centred, enquiry-based learning approaches, with the overall aim of encouraging critical thinking and the development of good study skills at all levels during the educational process.

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell is Head of Training and Development with Centre of English Studies. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of EAQUALS and he Chairs the English UK TD Advisory Group. He is a guest lecturer at UCD, and has written and delivered online courses for NILE and Trinity College London.

Jenny Dance

Jenny Dance is an English teacher and exam trainer with more than 20 years' ELT experience. She has a passion for pronunciation teaching and learning, and is also the Founder of Phona, publishers of the award-winning Say It: English Pronunciation app. Jenny is a regular contributor and presenter on the 'Learning English with Oxford' social channels. She believes using technology to support language learning can be both effective and fun - for learners and teachers!

Paul Howard-Jones

Paul Howard-Jones is Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the School of Education, University of Bristol (UK), where his work has focused on issues at the interface of cognitive neuroscience and educational theory, practice and policy. He applies diverse research methods from computational brain imaging studies to classroom observations in order to understand learning processes and their potential relevance to educational learning. He has authored numerous reviews and books about the science of learning (most recently “Evolution of the Learning Brain”, published by Routledge).

Claudia Lopes

Claudia Lopes has been involved in the educational sector for over 30 years, in a variety of contexts including teaching, teacher training, consultancy and materials development. She is a psychologist and holds an MBA in marketing, a specialization in psychopedagogy, and is a certified media and information literacy trainer. A strong believer in continuous professional development, her main interests are Active Methodologies, Global Skills, and the Science of Learning.As well as presenting at international conferences, Claudia has also written and delivered teacher training workshops, both face-to-face and online, for teachers in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, and Turkey. Currently, she is a post-grad student in Neuroscience, Education, and Child Development and works as a Senior Professional Development Services Consultant for Oxford University Press.

>Mark Richard

Mark Richard is a Taiwan-based trainer with 20 years’ ELT experience in East Asia and Europe. He has taught all age groups in various schools and agencies As OUP’s Educational Services manager, he regularly presets at TESOL conferences, and is a certified trainer for the Oxford Teachers’ Academy. He loves to fill his students’ minds with curiosity so that they work hard without realizing it, and think for themselves.

Maria Pignataro

Maria Pignataro got her degree as EFL teacher at the Argentinean national Teacher Training college ISP ‘Dr. Joaquín V. Gonzalez’, following her studies of the English Language at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina ‘Santa María de los Buenos Aires’. She worked as an EFL teacher for over 20 years at various primary, secondary and language schools until she joined Oxford University Press in 2014. She was in charge of the Professional Development Department at OUP Argentina for 2 years and is currently Team Leader at and responsible for the implementation of Oxford Test of English in the country.

Rob Peacock

Rob Peacock currently works at Oxford University Press as an Educational Services Consultant and course coordinator of the Oxford Teachers' Academy in Japan. He has spent over 20 years in Japan teaching students of all ages as well as providing teacher support and workshops.

Kevin Churchley

Kevin Churchley creates dynamic learning environments that inspire students and teachers alike. With a passion for teaching and learning that spans over thirty years, he has worked with English language learners in Japan, Singapore and the UK. He currently teaches English at a private high school in Tokyo.

Seema Khurram

Seema Khurram is a Certified Educationist from the Australian Catholic University with expertise in Educational Leadership & Management, Staff Development and School Management. She has been in the field of education for over 16 years and holds experience of teaching and leadership at schools and higher secondary school level. Seema’s expertise is Teaching English and Science. She is currently working as a Regional Professional Development Coordinator at Oxford University Press, Pakistan.

Naoko Ashikawa

Naoko Ashikawa currently works at Oxford University Press as a Content Marketing Executive. She has over 10 years' experience as a teacher and teacher trainer in Japan, teaching students of all ages. She likes to engage with her audience through her natural style of teaching and presenting.

Pilar Nunez

Pilar Nunez Master Certificate in Information and Communication Technology in Education. B.A. In English Language Teaching. Diploma on School and Family Values. Diploma on Cognitive, Affective and Social Skills Development. Band 4 TKT modules 1, 2, 3 and YL. 22 years of experience in ELT. Currently, Oxford University Press Customer Success Consultant.