Trainers

ELT Autor Academy 2018/2019

John Hughes

is an award-winning ELT author. With over 30 titles, his main course series include 'Life' (National Geographic Learning) and 'Business Result' (Oxford University Press). He has also written methodology books and is the series editor of the 'ETpedia' resource series (www.myetpedia.com). Like most teachers, John wrote his first materials when he started teaching English in Poland 25 years ago. Later, as head of company courses in Florence, Italy he designed and produced specialist ESP materials for clients. Nowadays, as well as writing, he offers training and consultancy in materials writing. This year, he co-wrote 'ETpedia Materials Writing' with Lindsay Clandfield - a book containing 500 ideas for teachers to create their own English Language materials. His blog is www.elteachertrainer.com

Rob Howard

Rob Howard is the owner of Online Language Center, partner at Business Language Training Institute and founder of EFLtalks - teachers teaching teachers. Having run successful businesses in the United States and Brazil, he adds a different focus on the business of Business English. He has taught in companies such as Petrobras, Vale, Odebrecht, PWC, KPMG, CVM, over 50 of the largest and most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in Rio de Janeiro, as well as to university professors at UFRJ, UERJ and FGV. He is a speaker worldwide on Teacher Development, Continuing Professional Development, Online Business Retention and Image Presentation. He is President of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, joint Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Online Team, Online & Video Coordinator and Video Interviewer for the Visual Arts Circle as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors and Publishers Group. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. He was nominated for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development.

Tomasz Sztyber

is a graduate of Warsaw University where he completed his MA in linguistics. Since the graduation, he has worked as an examiner at the University Council for the Certification of Language Proficiency, upper-primary teacher and author of teaching materials. Since 2009, he has been part of Macmillan Polska team as a commissioning editor in charge of several major, highly successful coursebook titles.

Marta Rosińska

holds an MA in Linguistics (University of Łódź) and Advanced Diploma in English Teaching Management (University of Cambridge). Marta is a senior lecturer, head teacher trainer and Director of Studies at the English Language Centre, University of Łódź. She is also a freelance teacher trainer and EFL project manager for DOS ELTea, including the innovative Teacher Trainer Academy course, shortlisted for the prestigious British Council ELTON award 2016. Marta is a very prolific and highly esteemed ELT author. Her main publications are: Format,  Matura MastersPasswordRepetytorium Maturalne, Repetytorium GimnazjalneRepetytorium Szóstoklasisty, all for Macmillan Education.

Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasińska

is a graduate of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and holds a PhD degree in applied linguistics. Her teaching practice began for good when she was still a student and discovered that teaching English is great fun. Since then she has had an opportunity to work with different age groups at all proficiency levels, ranging from students of the English Departments in Lublin and Warsaw, to primary school kids at Canadian School of Warsaw.
Over the years Karolina has gained considerable writing experience with a major international ELT publisher, including her contribution to the Workbooks of Password course series for upper-secondary learners, and her role as the head writer of the best-selling Repetytorium Gimnazjalisty (Macmillan). She has also been involved in developing tests for school e-diagnosis, coursebook adjustments to the core curriculum requirements, coursebook exam sections, photocopiable materials, as well as teaching plans and methodology guides. Karolina is also a regular contributor to The Teacher journal.

Grzegorz Śpiewak

is a university lecturer, teacher trainer, EFL project manager, adviser, reviewer, editor, and author. He is Head ELT Consultant for Macmillan Central & Eastern Europe, as well as President of  DOS-ELTea, an independent teacher development centre, recently nominated for the prestigious British Council ELTON award for its flagship project, Teacher Trainer Academy.
Grzegorz holds an MA in Linguistics from University of Essex, PhD in Language & Linguistics from University of Warsaw. He is a former senior lecturer and deputy director for Practical English & CLIL at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, and also a tutor on an on-line MA TESOL Programme hosted by The New School for Social Research, New York. He’s served as vice-president and president of IATEFL Poland.
Grzegorz has been a very active EFL writer and editor. He’s co-authored (with Marta Rosińska) Macmillan’s best-selling Egzamin Gimnazjalny. Repetytorium z Testami. He’s also the head author of Angielski dla rodziców deDOMO an innovative series of support publications, awarded with European Language label 2012. He is a regular contributor to The TeacherJęzyki Obce w Szkole, and also reviewer for the ELTJournal. He is also a keen blogger, most recently for the Teddy Eddie project.

Gosia Kwiatkowska

I have been teaching English since 2009. In this time I've managed to meet a tonne of wonderful students and inspiring teachers, work in 4 countries and start one blog. Lesson Plans Digger is a place where I share my lesson plans, activities, teaching ideas and tips. I am currently based in Warsaw where I juggle traditional and online classes. I wish I could say I jog in my free time, but when I don't teach I’m quite busy feeding my TV addiction (series! late night shows! documentaries!) and reading (these days I'm into investigative journalism).