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ELTOC Chapter 3 is finally here!

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Come along on the 23rd and 24th of September to learn about Assessment for learning, testing young learners, and gender in ELT.
When
Fri, Sep 23, 2022 · 6:00 PM London (UTC +1:00)
Agenda
  • ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING IN PRACTICE With Charlotte Rance
  • THE ELT DEBATE: SHOULD PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TAKE TESTS? With Anthony Green & Erika Osvath
  • THE PROBLEM WITH GENDERING IN ELT With Carol Lethaby
Presenters
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Ben Knight
Ben Knight is Head of Language Content Research & Pedagogy at Oxford University Press. He is responsible for making sure there is a clear research-informed pedagogical approach underpinning Oxford ELT courses and learning materials. He is particularly focused on using data-driven digital learning materials to help teachers and learners be more successful in their language learning. He works with innovative thinkers in language pedagogy and research, and uses that to support professional development and educational reform projects around the world.

He studied Linguistics at the University of York and Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He then became a teacher, trainer and lecturer, in schools, universities and the British Council, in various countries around the world – Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Italy and the UK. For a number of years he specialized in assessment, developing new exams at Cambridge Assessment and managing vocational qualifications at City & Guilds, and now combines his expertise in assessment and learning to provide a holistic and evidence-based approach to education.
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Charlotte Rance
Charlotte Rance is a teacher trainer and consultant from Brighton. After two decades in ELT, Charlotte brings knowledge and experience from her classroom practice, and roles including school management, educational sales and materials development. Charlotte is an author of professional development courses, and has contributed to a number publications, including teacher’s books, education blogs and journals. Her area of focus is promoting student-centred learning, and as a trainer she aims to provide practical strategies that teachers can really use. In her free time, Charlotte likes to solve puzzles and play board games.
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Erika Osváth
Erika Osváth, MEd in Maths, DTEFLA, is a freelance teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and co-author with Edmund Dudley of Mixed Ability Teaching (Into the Classroom series, OUP). Before becoming a freelance trainer in 2009, she worked for International House schools for 16 years in Eastern and Central Europe, where she worked as a YL co-ordinator, trainer on CELTA, LCCI,1-1, Business English, YL and VYL courses, and Director of Studies. She has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring. Her main interests lie in helping teachers to bring out the best of both themselves as well as of their learners in both face-to-face and online teaching.
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Anthony Green
Anthony Green is Director of the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment and Professor in Language Assessment at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He is the author of Exploring Language Assessment and Testing (Routledge), Language Functions Revisited and IELTS Washback in Context (both Cambridge University Press). He has served as President of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and is an Expert Member both of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) and of the Association for Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

Professor Green has consulted and published widely on language assessment. He is Executive Editor of Assessment in Education as well as serving on the editorial boards of the journals Language Testing and Assessing Writing. His current research interests lie in the relationships between the assessment, learning and teaching of languages.
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Carol Lethaby
Carol Lethaby is from the UK and is now based in San Francisco, California. She has been involved in language teaching and teacher education in Mexico for over 30 years. She is particularly interested in evidence-based teaching and her latest publication is ‘An Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching in the English Language Classroom’ (Pavilion ELT). Carol is part-time assistant professor on the New School New York online MA in TESOL and honoured instructor on the UC Berkeley Extension teaching certificate in TESL/TEFL. Carol has also authored several textbook series for learners and she is a frequent presenter at international conferences.