TELLConsult Training Course Moderators & Team Members
(to be further updated in the course of 2019)
Christine Appel (PhD, Open University Catalunya, Spain)
Christine works as lecturer in the domains EFL, Teacher training and Instructional design at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
One of the projects she coordinated for the Office of Learning Technologies was the EU LLP project SpeakApps.
Furthermore she is on the University Committees for e-Learning Doctoral Programme and Innovation Support.
Nelson Arditto (MA TESOL, DELTA, British Council, Valencia, Spain)
Nelson is a teacher, teacher trainer and e-moderator, currently based in Valencia, Spain. He has taught English as a Foreign Language in the UK, Syria, Jordan, Ukraine, the UAE, China and Spain over the last 20 years, he organises and tutors on Trinity College teacher training courses and moderates on British Council online courses for primary and secondary teachers worldwide. His interests include Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and ICT in ELT. He is currently working on digital materials design and is looking for teaching and research opportunities in higher education.
Patrick de Boer (BEd, CLIL Media, The Netherlands)
Patrick has been a teacher of Mathematics at secondary level in The Netherlands since 2007. Having experienced bilingual education as a student himself, he adopted CLIL methodologies early in his teaching career. In addition to teaching Maths in English he is currently also CLIL coach at his school. To stimulate professional discussion and exchange of CLIL ideas in an even wider community, he launched CLIL Magazine, a free, international online magazine, in 2012. More information on this and his other related initiatives can be found at www.clilmedia.com
Paul Braddock (British Council Barcelona, Spain)
Paul has been involved in English language teaching for over twelve years, having worked in several countries, including Japan, Hungary, Portugal and the UK. He is now based in Barcelona, where he manages the British Council’s Teaching English website. His great interest is teacher development and, over the last few years, has become increasingly interested in the use of technology in the classroom and as a tool for professional development. His special interests include teenagers in EFL and/or mainstream education and digital literacies & ‘flipped’ learning.
Joe Dale (UK)
Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company. He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, ALL and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe is currently supporting the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries. He was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.’
Erik Devlies (OLVA, Brugge, Belgium)
Erik Devlies is half-time teacher of French in secondary education, half-time working for the Belgian OER-platform KlasCement. He is involved in several projects that all have technology enhanced learning as highest common denominator. He specialises in how ICT can play a role in interactive courses and differentiated instruction, as well in organising your life as a teacher. He has given workshops and trainings on conferences and in schools, mainly focusing on (foreign) language learning. https://www.erikdevlies.be
Jeroen van Engen (MA, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Jeroen is lecturer of Dutch at the University of Groningen. He is particularly interested in e-learning, mlearning, personal learning environment and learning analytics. And in specific CALL-related topics such as CMC and language testing.
He participated in various EU projects as researcher and teacher / trainer including the SpeakApps projects.
His specialties are: Dutch as a second/foreign language, testing and assessment, CALL, Portfolio learning (e-portfolio, ELP), e-learning, blended learning, developing online courses in Drupal and Blackboard. Drupal (for education) specialist.
Héctor H. Gassó (University of Valencia, Spain)
Héctor teaches Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Valencia, and is involved in teaching Spanish as Second Language, since fifteen years ago, collaborating on programs for foreigners in the University of Valencia and participating in some EU projects for second language teaching.
In addition, he is involved in the process of implementation of ICT in the classroom and teaches at the ICT academic itinerary of the School of Education and in a Postgraduate of Digital Competence for Teachers.
He is particularly interested in ICT educational innovation, Blended Learning and development and implementation of technologies in the educational process.
Ana Gimeno-Sanz (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Ana, PhD in English Philology, has been a member of the teaching and research staff at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, since 1985 and is Associate Professor in English Language. She has published numerous research papers on language learning and teaching, more specifically in the fields of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Dr Gimeno is Head of the CAMILLE Research Group, devoted to R&D in CALL and TELL. She has been Project Manager for several funded multimedia CALL R&D projects which have led to the publication of a number of language courses both on CD-ROM and online. She has been President of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) for 6 years (2005-2011) and is Editor of the association’s online journal, The EUROCALL Review. Dr. Gimeno is currently Executive Director of WorldCALL.
Rinie Hoeks-Mentjens ( MA, Remedial Teacher, Consultant Dyslexia and Foreign languages, Netherlands)
Rinie Hoeks-Mentjens worked as an English teacher in the Netherlands for more than 25 years. She has specialized in the field of dyslexia and its consequences when learning foreign languages, with the main focus on EFL. In that capacity she has published several articles, contributed as general editor and co-author to English coursebooks and developed remedial English material for dyslexic pupils in Dutch primary and secondary education.
She has designed courses and workshops on ‘Dyslexia and English’ for parents, teachers and SEN professionals. In March 2018 she gave a TedxTalk on this subject https://youtu.be/h__zTrjkd60
For more information, visit her website: https://dyslexie-en-vt.org
Dr. Sara Hennessy (PhD, University College London, UK)
Sara Hennessy is a Reader in Teacher Development and Pedagogical Innovation in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on professional development of teachers in using classroom technologies more effectively. This includes support for classroom dialogue to support subject learning as well as critical and higher level thinking. Her work produces both professional development resources and analytic tools for research in this area, currently in collaboration with Mexican colleagues. She has also co-authored an extensive open, online professional development resource for school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent publications and more information about her research can be accessed from her web page.
Dr. Sake Jager (PhD, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Sake Jager holds a PhD in applied linguistics. As lecturer at the University of Groningen in courses on computer-assisted language learning he conducts and coordinates applied language learning research.
In his capacity of project manager & Head of the related University Department he combines subject expertise in (language) learning and ICT in blended learning environment.
His special interests are: Language teaching and language learning, E-Learning and project management.
Ton Koenraad (MA, MEd, TELLConsult, Netherlands)
Ton Koenraad, former secondary school teacher, worked for twenty years as teacher educator & e-project manager at the Faculty of Education, Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
He has initiated and coordinated international projects in the fields of computer supported innovation in education and for modern languages and teacher education in particular.
On behalf of TELLConsult he was/is full partner in the projects the courses offered by TELLConsult Training are mainly based on.
His special interests within the Computer Assisted & Mobile Language Learning (CALL, MALL) and e-Learning domains are Instructional Design, Telecollaboration, Classroom Technologies and 3D Virtual Worlds. His publications and contributions to conferences are available from his personal pages. HomePage: http://www.koenraad.info
Kurt Kohn (Prof. Dr. / Director at Steinbeis Transfer Center Language Learning Media, Germany)
Kurt Kohn is professor emeritus of Applied English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen and director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Language Learning Media. His research and teaching interests include second language learning and teaching, e-learning for languages, English as a lingua franca, intercultural communication as well as translation and interpreting. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved in EU projects on multimedia content authoring, pedagogic corpus development, intercultural telecollaboration, interpreter training in virtual reality, and language teacher education. He is currently partner in the EU projects TILA and EVIVA. His publications, conference presentations and lectures can be accessed from these websites: https://uni-tuebingen.academia.edu/KurtKohn, www.slideshare.net/kurtkohn, https://www.youtube.com/c/KurtKohn
Gert Lemmens has worked in secondary education in Belgium since 2002.
He is a passionate teacher who loves using new technologies in his classroom. Seven years ago he started a coaching program for teachers who want to become better at integrating technology use in teaching and learning. He is specialised in didactical and pedagogical training and regularly contributes to professional development days for teachers and at international events, webinars & workshops. He has delivered on-site courses for the EU Teacher Academy and won several prizes with his “new way of teaching”.
António Lopes (PhD, Assistant dean, University of Algarve, Portugal)
António Lopes, PhD in English Culture, is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the School of Education and Communication, University of Algarve, where he teaches English language and culture, cultural studies and ELT. He is a researcher at the CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies – FCSH-UNL and FLUP), working with several research groups, including Teaching of English and Applied Language Studies (TEALS). He has participated in European-funded projects in ICT-based language learning. He is currently the coordinator of the EU-funded project PETALL (Pan European Task-based Activities in Language Learning), which brings together twenty institutions from ten European countries (http://petallproject.eu). He has authored several articles and chapters on language teaching and teacher training. He is also the author of Is There an End of Ideologies?: Exploring Constructs of Ideology and Discourse in Marxist and Post-Marxist Theories (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015).
Teresa MacKinnon (University of Warwick,UK)
Teresa MacKinnon is Principal Teaching Fellow at the Language Centre of School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick. Find more information at her personal page here
Henk la Roi (MA, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)
Henk la Roi studied English at Radboud University Nijmegen after having obtained a teaching degree in English and Dutch at the teacher-training institute in Zwolle. He has been working in education since 1990, at schools of higher general secondary and pre-university education, and since 2007 as a teacher-trainer at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.
Henk has worked with IT in education since 1993 and has experience with the use of interactive whiteboards in language teaching. IT applications have a regular place in his courses at Windesheim.
Christel Schneider (CSiTrain, Germany)
Christel Schneider is founder and managing director of CSiTrain. Until 2012 she was EU project manager and director of the ICC international language association. Prior to this she worked as head of the language department for the German adult education association in Schleswig Holstein. She also taught didactics and methodology, as a visiting lecturer at Hamburg University (Dept. of Education), for over ten years and has run numerous teacher trainer seminars both on a national and international level. Her experience in online training stretches over a period of more than fifteen years. She designed, set up and delivered an online teacher training course for Cornelsen Publishing and has been involved in several EU projects. As part of her project work she has been involved in teaching and learning in virtual worlds and has developed her skills in machinimatography.
Shona Whyte (Professor at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France; http://efl.unice.fr)
Shona Whyte teaches EFL and second language acquisition at the University of Nice, and trains pre- and in-service language teachers at its School of Teaching and Education, where she heads the Masters in Teaching English programme. She has participated in collaborative research projects on the integration of technology in language teaching, including iTILT (interactive Technologies In Language Teaching,http://itilt.eu). Her research interests include classroom interaction, task-based language teaching, young learners, and CALL teacher education; recent publications include Cutrim Schmid & Whyte (Ed). Teaching Languages with technology: Communicative approaches to interactive whiteboard use (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) and Implementing and Researching Technological Innovation in Language Teaching: The Case of Interactive Whiteboards for EFL in French Schools (Palgrave Macmillan).]
Alicja Wujec Kaczmarek (PhD Warsaw University, Opole Municipal Teacher Training Centre, Poland)
Alicja is a former secondary school teacher, now employed as a teacher trainer while also working as a PhD student at Warshaw University.
She has managed several Comenius projects including the Comenius Regio project on IWBs in education Tabula Alba. Special interests: technology in teaching foreign languages and teacher professional development.
Invited local / national subject teachers, teacher educators and EU project partners to run breakout sessions to present their materials and personal practice experiences.
(to be further updated in the course of 2019)
José Rámon Insa (University of Valencia,Spain)