jon hird

 

teacher       trainer       materials writer

Conferences, talks, workshops, webinars, training and teaching

2018

 

January - March

Teaching at The University of Oxford (HilaryTerm 2017-2018)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills

 

April - June

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Trinity Term 2017-2018)

Module: English Grammar

 

Tutor on the Oxford Advanced Pre-sessional Course for Graduate Students (Trinity Term 2017-2018)

Modules: Advanced Pronunciation Practice / Presentation Skills

 

April

52nd International IATEFL Conference, Brighton, UK

Talk: Extended Speaking in the Classroom (and the Importance of Planning): 10.40 Tuesday 10th April

 

Conference tour in Italy: Turin, Milan, Padua, Rome

Talks: Grammar in the Real World / Teaching Grammar to learners with Dyslexia

 

May

PASE Conference Warsaw, Poland

Talk: What’s it mean: it’s different, spoken grammar?

 

July - August

Tutor at the University of Oxford, Worcester College

2-week Academic English and Presentation Skills course for Hong Kong PolyU students

Plenary lecture:  Aspects of Contemporary English

 

Tutor at The University of Oxford, Exeter College: 2-week English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar.

Workshops: Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond / Contemporary English: Teaching a Changing Language

Plenary lecture:  Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

August - September

Tutor at the University of Oxford, Worcester College

4-week Academic English course for Kyoto University students

 

September

ETAS Professional Development Day, Switzerland

Plenary lecture: Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues  

Workshop: Dyslexia and Learning English: Teaching Grammar

 

October - December

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Michaelmas Term 2018-2019)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills

 

November

TESOL Italy, Rome

Talk: tbc

Workshop: tbc

 

 

2017

 

January

International House World Academic Managers and Trainers Conference, London, UK

Plenary talk: Dyslexia and Learning English: literacy and wider issues

 

January - March

Teaching at The University of Oxford (HilaryTerm 2016-2017)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills

 

February

OUP Teacher Development Day, Riga, Latvia

Talks: Extended Speaking in the Classroom / Grammar Games in the Classroom

 

March

HUPE Conference, Šibenik, Croatia

Talk: Dyslexia and Learning English: literacy and wider issues  

Workshop: Dyslexia and Learning English: teaching grammar and vocabulary

 

April - June

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Trinity Term 2016-2017)

Module: English Grammar / IELTS

 

June

Tutor on OTA (Oxford Teachers' Academy) teacher training course at Worcester College, University of Oxford

Course: Engaging Learners in and Beyond the Classroom

Plenary lecture:  Aspects of Contemporary English

 

July - August

Tutor on OTA (Oxford Teachers' Academy) Masterclass at Worcester College, University of Oxford

Course: Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Plenary lecture:  Aspects of Contemporary English

 

Tutor on The University of Oxford's two-week English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar at Exeter College

Workshops: Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond / Contemporary English: Teaching a Changing Language

Plenary lecture: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

August - September

Tutor at the University of Oxford, Worcester College

4-week Academic English course for Kyoto University students

 

September

AISLi DoS Days conference, Italy

Talk: Aspects of Contemporary English: to teach or not to teach?

 

26th IATEFL Poland Conference

Plenary: So, er, today I’d like to, er, talk about ... assessing speaking

Workshop: Extended Speaking in the Classroom

 

‘Formative Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching’ Conference, Warsaw University, Poland

Talk: Formative Assessment of Spoken English

 

Britanico Annual Teachers' Convention, Lima, Peru

Workshops: Do you Speak 2017? Aspects of Contemporary English / Grammar Games in the Classroom / Extended Speaking in the Classroom / Dyslexia and Learning English

 

October - December

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Michaelmas Term 2017-2018)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills

 

October

International House Conference, Milan, Italy

Talk: Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues

 

ICONFLE Conference, Famagusta, Cyprus

Talk: Do you Speak 2017? Aspects of Contemporary English

 

November

TESOL Italy, Rome

Talk: Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues

Workshop: Dyslexia and Learning English: Teaching Grammar

 

EAP conference at MISiS University, Moscow, Russia

Plenary: Planning and extended speaking

Workshop: So, er, today I’d like to, er, talk about ... assessing speaking

 

International House Conference, Reggio Calabria/Palermo, Italy

Talk: Dyslexia and Learning English: Literacy and Wider Issues

Workshop: Extended Speaking in the Classroom

 

 

2016

 

January

International House World Academic Managers and Trainers Conference, London, UK

Plenary talk: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

January - March

Teaching at The University of Oxford (HilaryTerm 2015-2016)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills / Listening and Speaking Skills / IELTS

 

March

International House Young Learner Conference 2016, Malta

Talk: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

1st Scientific and Didactic Conference: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching and Proficiency Testing, Katowice, Poland

Talks: Standardising Assessment of Speaking by non-native Speakers of English / Formative Assessment in Speaking

 

April - June

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Trinity Term 2015-2016)

Module: English Grammar / Listening and Speaking Skills

 

April

50th International IATEFL Conference, Birmingham, UK

Workshop: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

May

The Teachers Club, Dublin, Ireland

Workshop: Grammar Games in the Classroom

 

ELTA Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

Plenary: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

Workshop: Grammar Games in the Classroom

 

June

Tutor on OTA (Oxford Teachers' Academy) teacher training course at Worcester College, University of Oxford

Engaging Learners in and Beyond the Classroom 

 

July - August

Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Summer School

Plenary lecture:  Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

tutor on The University of Oxford's two-week English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar at Exeter College.

Workshops: Exploring Grammar: Words, Clauses, Sentences and Beyond / Contemporary English: Teaching a Changing Language

Plenary lecture:  Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

August - September

Tutor at the University of Oxford, Worcester College

4-week Academic English course for Kyoto University students

 

September

International Conference for ELT: Bucharest, Romania

Plenary lecture: Do you Speak 2016? Aspects of Contemporary English

Workshops: Extended Speaking in the Classroom

 

25th IATEFL Poland Conference, Szczecin and events in Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow

Talk: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

Workshop: Grammar Games in the Classroom

 

October - December

Teaching at The University of Oxford (Michaelmas Term 2016-2017)

Modules: English Grammar / Professional and Diplomatic Communication Skills

 

October

International House Conference, Milan, Italy

Talk: Reaching Every Student in the Classroom: Dyslexia and Learning English

 

November

TESOL Italy National Convention, Rome

Talk: It's Different, Spoken Grammar

Workshop: Grammar Games in the Classroom