Trainers

Ben Goldstein

is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and conference speaker. He teaches on the onlineMATESOLprogram of the New School in New York. He also specialises in language teaching materials writing and has written a number of best seller coursebooks and methodology books such as Working with Images and Language Learning with Digital Video (with Paul Driver).   His other areas of research are the role of questions of identity of the language learner,  the status of English as an international language, the marketing of English and the use of video and literary texts in class. 

Hanna Kryszewska

is a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer of trainers. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Gdańsk, and EU Teacher Training College where she trains pre-service teachers. She is also Director of Studies at SWPS, Sopot, Poland. She is co-author of resource books: Learner Based Teaching, OUP, Towards Teaching, Heinemann, The Standby Book, CUP, Language Activities for Teenagers, CUP and a course book series for secondary schools: ForMat, Macmillan. She is also co-author of a video based teacher training course: Observing English Lessons. Hania is a Pilgrims trainer and editor of HLT Magazine.

Ken Lackman

is one of the most popular EFL presenters in his home Canada, as well as several other countries, including UK, where he is a regular presenter at the
IATEFL conferences, and Poland, where he was originally invited by DOS-ELTea as part of our ‘ELT Masters in Action’ project, which was followed by several highly popular appearance at IATEFL PL annual conferences.

Ken began his teaching career as an EFL instructor in Prague in 1995, where he was instrumental in building one of the finest private language school libraries in Central Europe. Ken presented workshops monthly at the Caledonian School for six years and weekly at
EF Toronto, where he was Director of Studies, for five years. He is the founder and leader of Ken Lackman & Associates, a thriving teacher training project, offering workshops, mini-conferences and other types of professional development in Toronto area.

Ken has gained enormous reputation for his unique, no-nonsense, very solid and extremely well researched workshops and sessions, as well as for hundreds of most ingenious activities that he keeps designing and which he has since published in several highly successful collections, including “Universal Activities”, “Lexical Approach Activities”, “Teaching Collocations”, “Classroom Games from Corpora”, “Word Formation Games”, “Warmers & Icebreakers,” “Frameworks for Prep Free Lessons”, and many more. See more on his home site: www.kenlackman.com

Christina Rebuffet-Broadus

is a business English entrepreneur based in Grenoble, France. A trainer since 2004, she set up her own one-woman business in 2012. She has created a community of more than 10,000 online language learners thanks to her blog & YouTube Channel Speak English With Christina.

She believes in giving English teachers the confidence and skills to show clients the true value of their work.

Marta Rosińska

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, EFL project manager for DOS ELTea and author of various ELT publications from articles in EFL magazines to Macmillan Education coursebooks for all educational sectors. Her main publications are: Format and Matura Masters, Repetytorium Maturalne, Repetytorium Gimnazjalne, Repetytorium Szóstoklasisty, all for Macmillan Education. Marta’s main interests include peer assessment, teaching lexis, spoken grammar and sociolinguistics. She holds an MA in Linguistics (University of Łódź), and Advanced Diploma in English Teaching Management (University of Cambridge).

Russell Stannard

is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He is especially known for his pioneering work in feedback and his experiments with the Flipped Classroom. He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster.

In 2006 he won the ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ award from the University of Westminster, followed by the Times Higher/ JISC Educational Award for Outstanding Innovation in 2007, for his website www.teachertrainingvideos.com and his work on feedback using screen capture technology. In 2010, Russell picked up the ELTON award from the British Council.

By 2010 his website was receiving more than 300.000 visits a year, making it one of the most popular EFL services on the globe. In 2015 Russell was listed as one of the top 23 most influential Educational Technologists in Twitter and also listed on the MIMIO blog as one of the top 20 Educational Technologists

Grzegorz Śpiewak

is a teacher, academic lecturer, teacher trainer, EFL project manager, adviser and author. He holds an MA in Linguistics from University of Essex, PhD in Language & Linguistics from University of Warsaw.

Grzegorz is a former senior lecturer and deputy director for Practical English & CLIL at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, currently affiliated with The New School, New York, where he teaches on an on-line MA TESOL Programme. He is Head ELT Consultant for Macmillan Central & Eastern Europe – key trainer and academic coordinator of the entire team of teacher trainers. He served as vice-president and president of IATEFL Poland and is currently a member of the Honorary Committee of this association.

Grzegorz is also a co-founder of deDOMO Education, an award-winning approach to informal and non-formal foreign language education, and lead author of Angielski dla rodziców deDOMO, an innovative series of support publications, for use by parents, individual tutors and educational institutions.