Keynote Speaker from the USA

Liz England

Biographical statement:
 
With an academic career anchored in the United States, Liz England enjoys leading projects focused on language program design, implementation and evaluation for universities, ministries, and private and government agencies.  She has led presentations and workshops and has traveled extensively on both short- and long-term assignments in over 30 countries worldwide.  Objectives include project impact assessment, program development, teacher education, language and cross-cultural communication training and sustainable capacity building.  Liz seeks new opportunities and enthusiastically anticipates a new chapter following completion of ten years at Shenandoah University in 2016. 
 
Her publications (books, journal articles and chapters) span a variety of topics in professional development for English language teachers worldwide.
 
Countries in which Liz has lived and completed long-term projects (a year or more): Egypt, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Countries where she has done short-term consultancies (in some cases, more than one):  Afghanistan, Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Venezuela and Vietnam.  She is thrilled to make this, her first, trip to Nepal.
 
ELT Career Path Development for the 21st Century
 
In all stages of our professional lives, we need to change and grow - skills, habits and knowledge. This presentation offers insights and effective strategies for enhancing our whole selves in TESOL through innovative instructional management and selective use of technology.  Drawing on her career and professional development experience in TESOL and on principles of effective professional development, the presenter provides guidelines and examples for educators in their quest to walk career paths that are both successful and satisfying.