ABOUT MY SEMINARS

I run seminars for teachers, tutors, and prospective/current students. I focus in my seminars on developing English for academic purposes, improving academic writing (e.g. academic assignments), improving study skills (e.g. notetaking, outlining), effective learning, assistive technology in learning, and language acquisition.

My seminars can be customized to specific needs. I deliver my workshops via MS Teams, Zoom, or face to face.

To book my seminars, visit this link.

SUGGESTED TOPICS

  • What Language Teachers Need to Know about Science of Learning.
  • How to Improve Academic English for University.
  • How to Improve English for Specific Purposes.
  • Effective Study Skills for University and Job.
  • How to Prepare for IELTS/TOEFL.
  • How to Improve Academic Writing.
  • How to Write an Academic Project.
  • How to Write a Dissertation.
  • How to Write an Academic Project with Citavi or Scrivener.

SUGGESTED CONTENT

  • How memory works (e.g. working memory, cognitive load, encoding).
  • Effective learning methods (e.g. spacing, chunking, dual coding, practice retrieval).
  • Developing language proficiency in L2.
  • Developing reading comprehension in L1/L2.
  • Developing vocabulary in L1/L2.
  • Developing writing skills in L1/L2.
  • Developing speaking and listening skills in L1/L2.
  • What are the differences between good and bad learners?
  • Improving critical thinking.
  • Practical strategies to promote students’ language, vocabulary, knowledge, and reading comprehension.
  • Developing independent learning skills.
  • Developing academic language in L1/L2.
  • Developing learning motivation, habits, growth modest, academic confidence, and self-regulation.
  • Technology in language learning and university context.
  • Developing bilingual ability and biliteracy.
  • How can parents help children develop advanced English?
  • Myths and misconceptions about learning English.
  • How to be a good language learner?
  • Choosing and working with a tutor.
  • Effective resources and apps.
  • Academic English for postgraduate students.
  • Introduction to learning at university.
  • How does memory affect reading, writing, and learning at university?
  • Good and bad learning habits.
  • Psychological problems affecting learning.
  • Deliberate practice.
  • Mistakes students make and how to avoid them.
  • Exams and tests preparation.
  • Effective notetaking and outlining.
  • Apps that improve learning.
  • Improving academic English (reading and writing).
  • Dealing with non-linearity, complexity, information overload, and multitasking.
  • Knowledge management skills.
  • Academic software skills.
  • How to develop expertise?
  • Psychological problems affecting writing (procrastination, perfect sentence syndrome, writer’s block, stress).
  • Developing a workflow that connects reading, thinking, and writing.
  • Lowering cognitive load, decreasing multitasking, developing automation, promoting high-level processes.
  • Process of writing an academic assignment.
  • Myths about education, language, reading, vocabulary, and learning.