Nominees for the next AILA Ren LA Convener
[Update Feb 11, 2014] The election was held in Nov 2014. The new conveners for 2014 – 2017 are Alice Chik, Kerstin Dofs and Moira Hobbs.
To ReN members: Please review the following nominees for the position of next convener. Check your email for details about how to vote.
I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Macquarie University. I am currently serving as the co-convenor with Richard Smith and Naoko Aoki. My doctoral thesis and publications in the field of Learner Autonomy focused on the use of narratives to investigate how young learners develop their individual differences and autonomy over the years. Recently…(continue reading)
Kerstin Dofs & Moira Hobbs
Kerstin Dofs is currently the Manager of the Language Self Access Centre (LSAC) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) where she has worked for twelve years….(continue reading)
Moira Hobbs has worked at Unitec in Auckland for the past fifteen years – initially as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, but now …(continue reading)
I was born in Essen in 1981. After school and a voluntary social year, I studied English, Romance Languages and Literature as well as German as a Foreign Language at the University of Bochum (Germany), University of Córdoba (Spain), and Duisburg-Essen (Germany). During my studies, I …(contnue reading)
David M. Palfreyman
I have been working in ELT and teacher development for more than twenty-five years, and still enjoy it. I have worked with learners aged 8 to 60 in a range of contexts, from asylum seeker programmes in the UK to a military middle school in the desert of the UAE, as well as online doctoral courses. Throughout this time I …(continue reading)
I began teaching English as an undergraduate in the UK when I spent a summer teaching an unruly mob of Italian high school students. I continued to teach for a language school on and off while between jobs in banking and political risk consultancy and, later… (continue reading)