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PEOPLE

Aleksandra Zaparucha
Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra Zaparucha has an MA in Geography (1989) and English (2001) gained at the Nicolas Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń, Poland. She has been teaching both for almost 20 years, and four years ago she started teaching Geography bilingually in the Secondary School Complex no. 10 in Toruń. She is also teaching general English in Empik language school as well as various courses at the UMK (general English, British Studies, Irish Studies, Socio-economic Geography). In 2006/2007 she led the first CLIL course for future Geography teachers at the UMK. She has co-operated with Field Studies Council, Geographical Association and British Council at various events, courses and publications, and is the author of three translations of Polish Geography textbooks into English, as well as numerous articles in Polish, British and Irish magazines on teaching Geography, English and Geography in English. (olazap@wp.pl)


Egbert Weisheit
Egbert Weisheit

Egbert Weisheit teaches Biology and Chemistry in Kassel, Germany and is a teacher trainer offering in-service teacher development in the region.  His foreign languages include English and French and he is particularly interested in communication in Science and developing cross-curricular activities in his teaching and training.  Egbert focuses his work on practical activities, experiments and outdoor work in Science.  An area Egbert specialises in is teaching Science in English.  Egbert has been a team member of Science Across the World for a number of years and is the programme's representative in Germany. (eweisheit@arcor.de)


John Clegg
John Clegg

John Clegg is a freelance education consultant based in London. He works with teachers, schools and education authorities who are involved in teaching primary and secondary subjects through the medium of English as a second language. He does this in CLIL (content and language integrated learning) projects in Europe, multicultural schools in the UK and English-medium education in Africa and elsewhere. Most recently he has worked in Italy on CLIL projects and in Ethiopia on teacher-development materials for teachers of subjects in English. In 1996 he edited Mainstreaming ESL, a collection of teacher narratives from different English-medium countries on how they moved the education of minority langage learners of English into mainstream school. He works regularly with Keith Kelly on CLIL courses. For 20 years he worked in the School of English Language Teaching at Thames Valley University London, where he collaborated with Jean Brewster, and now works as an occasional lecturer at the University of Bristol. (jclegg@lineone.net)


Keith Kelly
Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly (keithpkelly@yahoo.co.uk) is a freelance education consultant based in Bulgaria.  He has an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages and a PGCE in French, Russian and German from Bristol University. He then took a Masters degree in English Language Education at Manchester University. He is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer, a team member of Science Across the World. Keith is also a founder and coordinator of the Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching (FACT). From 1999-2003 Keith was coordinator of the English Across the Curriculum project for the British Council in Bulgaria where he worked in and with bilingual schools around Bulgaria and the region.  Keith is author of the Macmillan Science and Geography Vocabulary Practice Series and consultant to Macmillan's onestopclil website. He was also part of the Voices writing team for the Zurich Educational Publishing House and with John Clegg is co-author of the OUP Geog1 EAL Workbook. Keith was made a Fellow of IUPAC (The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) in January 2008 for his contributions to the programme.  Keith, along with Phil Ball and John Clegg, is co-author of OUP's 'Putting CLIL into Practice' (2015) and is also consultant to the CLIL versioning on www.tigtagworld.co.uk a web-based video platform for Science and Geography education. Keith was winner of the 2017 innovation in teacher resources ELTons award for his work in TigTagCLIL.
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Keith is also co-author of the TrashedWorld website (www.trashedworld.com) a global schools' exchange platform for investigations on waste based on the awared-winning documentary 'Trashed' narrated by TrashedWorld's ambassador Jeremy Irons. Keith has been working as an education consultant since August 2003 on education projects mainly focusing on the teaching of content through the medium of a foreign language. (keithpkelly@yahoo.co.uk - www.factworld.info)
Keith's latest project is the opening of a new CLIL school for children from the age of 2 to 12 in September 2012 in his home town of Plovdiv. Anglia School (www.anglia-school.info) provides English language classes entirely based on principles of content and language integrated learning. 


Education Consultancy Offered
 
for enquiries please contact
 
Keith Kelly (Language Education Consultant)
 FACTWorld Coordinator (www.factworld.info)
 SAW Consultant (www.scienceacross.org)
 Home address: 77 Rodope St, Plovdiv, 4000, Bulgaria
 Home tel: 00359 32623895
 Mobile: 00359 896096761
 email: keithpkelly@yahoo.co.uk
 
Educational consultancy to Ministries of Education and local education authorities in the sphere of multilingual education and content and language integrated learning:
 
- Ministry of Education, Czech Republic
- Ministry of Education and  Science, Malaysia 
- Ministry of Education,  Lithuania 
- Supreme Education Council, Qatar
- Lombardy Education Authority, Italy
- Ministry of Education and  Science, Spain 
- Ministry of Education, Basque Country
 
Educational consultancy to national and regional networks of teachers:
 
- Austrian Vocational Schools Network and regional PH, In-service training for CLIL, Feb 2010 (for more information click here)
- Germany Bilingual teachers network - Support to internet networks of teachers in CLIL and bilingual education, Sept-Nov 2003
- Piemonte,  Lombardy, Friuli, Italy networks of CLIL teachers – inservice training on materials development for CLIL, 2003-2004
- Consultant to the BHINEBI trilingual project in the Basque Country, Spain, 2004 and 2010
- Ongoing coordinator to the FACTWorld network (Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching - factworld@yahoogroups.com) of over 3500 teachers around the world
 
 Consultancy on trainer training in CLIL:
 
- Bulgaria and region project for CLIL Trainer Training (English medium Science teacher training)
- Norwich Institute for Landguage Education trainer training courses
- CLIL trainer training for Cologne regional trainers’ meeting, Germany
- ‘Competence-based learning’ trainer training for the British Council in collaboration with the In-service Teacher Training Institute,  Krasnoyarsk, Russia
 
 Consultancy to Educational exhibitions and wrap-around activities:
 
- British Council DNA50, Exploring the Solar System, ZeroCarbonCity exhibitions in Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, China, Vietnam, Germany, Poland, Norway 
 
Consultancy in English-medium Science and Maths Education:
 
- Team Leader Teacher Training for Preparatory and Secondary Science and Maths, Supreme Education Council, Qatar 2009-2010
- Co-director (with John Clegg) ‘Teaching Science through English’, British Council Seminar,  Sheffield, Feb 2004
- Consultant to British  Council, China – Teaching Science through English, Feb 2004
- Consultant to Ministry of Education and Science, Malaysia on national English medium Science and Maths programme, 2005-2006 
 
Coordination and facilitation of Education Projects for young people
 
- Young Ambassadors for Chemistry Project – Carrying out public awareness raising science activities and teacher training in Argentina, Russia, Taiwan, China, South Korea 2004-2006 
 
Plenary papers delivered on CLIL and English medium Education
 
- Numerous papers on CLIL topics for a variety of audiences around the world
 
Training courses written
 
- Co-author (with John Clegg) of MA CLIL Module for Norwich Institute for Language Education and Leeds Metropolitan University
- 'Flipped CLIL Training' written and delivered at the EPCN school in Nyon for the Cantonal training instiute in Bern, Switzerland
- Information on the range of INSETT I can offer can be found here 

Consultancy to Publishing Houses on English-medium coursebook writing
 
- Co-author (with John Clegg and Phil Ball) of Putting CLIL into Practice published by Oxford University Press in December 2015 (summary).
- Consultant and author of the CLIL versioning of the www.tigtagworld.co.uk website
- A range of textbook, self-study materials and teacher resources, information on which can be read here


Letizia Cinganotto
Letizia Cinganotto

Letizia Cinganotto 
Researcher at INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research), Italy
http://www.indire.it/personale/letizia-cinganotto/ 

I have a degree in foreign languages and literatures and a PhD in synchronic, diachronic and applied Linguistics, with a thesis on CLIL. I also achieved several postgraduate courses in foreign language teaching, Italian L2, digital and multimedia teaching.

Research areas:
My research areas are the teaching of foreign languages, CLIL, TELL (Technology Enhanced Language Learning) and digital teaching.

CLIL is my true passion, crossing my academic background and my previous experience as an English teacher. I also worked at the Ministry of Education for several years,  where I was involved in CLIL projects, coordinating national school networks and taking part in several Working Groups, Scientific Committees and  meetings with the European Commission. (l.cinganotto@indire.it)
 


Lida Schoen
Lida Schoen

Dr. Lida Schoen received a doctorate in (analytical) Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1972. Since then she has been involved in education in chemistry and Teacher Training (Amsterdam).  In 1996 she started her own educational consultancy, with mainly governmental commissions. Examples are experimental materials for a new chemistry curriculum (A-level), e.g on spectrometry and biochemistry and for general science on the male pill. A last commission came from the Social Security to write a curriculum and teaching materials to reintegrate unemployed people by means of computer work.  Lida is co-creator with Keith Kelly of the YAC (Young Ambassadors for Chemistry) project and is an active team member and promoter of Science Across the World programme.  In 2007, Lida was made a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau by her Majesty the Queen for her contributions to Science education in and raising public understanding of chemistry. (amschoen@xs4all.nl)


Luis Strasser
Luis Strasser

Luis Strasser has been a teacher of Geography and PE for 33 Years at Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck (AGI), he has been a Bilingual Teacher of Geography through English for 12 years at AGI. Luis has worked on several specific education programmes (CLIL) with Do Coyle (Nottingham), Janet Streeter (Carlisle) et al. Luis is developing and establishing the BICEPS (Bilingual Class for Economics, Personal skills and Subject-specific language) concept at AGI (together with colleague Michael Puritscher) and is developing and introducing the Certificate Bilingual Geography and Economics at the geography department of the University of Innsbruck (together with colleague Lars Keller). (strasser.alois@schule.at)


Lyubov Dombeva
Lyubov Dombeva

Lyubov Dombeva is a freelance teacher and teacher trainer based in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Lyubov has a degree in Biology with a speciality in teaching Biology in English and teaches Biology through the medium of English in two schools in Sofia.  Lyubov is a member of the Bulgarian English Teachers' Association presenting regularly at the BETA annual conference on Content and Language Integrated Learning.  Lyubov has been a dedicated participant in the Science Across the World programme since 2000 and organises international school projects for her schools such as the Solar School Forum.  Lyubov contributed to the teaching of the Language Across the Curriculum courses FIT1 and FIT2 for French CLIL teachers at Norwich Institute for Language Education, July 2006. (dombeva@abv.bg


Patti Trimborn
Patti Trimborn

Patti Trimborn is a freelance bilingual education consultant and teacher trainer, based in Spain. Her 15 years of teaching experience in bilingual and international schools have helped her to develop training courses that provide CLIL teachers with the knowledge and expertise required to overcome the varied challenges of students learning through a second language. Patti has delivered courses for teachers throughout Spain, as well as at the University of Chichester, in the UK. She is currently teaching pre-service CLIL teachers at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid. Patti has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from Boston University and completed a master’s in Learning Disabilities in Spain. Patti’s main interests are CLIL in primary education and literacy. Contact Patti at: patti@pattitrimborn.com


Phil Ball
Phil Ball

Phil Ball works for the Federation of Basque Schools (Ikastolas), based in San Sebastián. He has a degree in English Literature and Language, a PGCE in English, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Essex University.  He began teaching in the late 1970’s in an English Comprehensive School, moved to a bilingual immersion school in Lima, Peru, then taught in Oman before ending the journey in Spain, where he has lived in the Basque region since 1991.  He taught Phonetics and Linguistics at the University de Deusto for six years before moving into materials writing and teacher-taining for the Basque Government and then for the Basque Federation of Schools, and has been closely involved with their successful plurilingual project, ‘Eleanitz’, now up and running since its inception in 1991.  He is also a distance tutor on the Funiber MA TEFL, and has recently written a CLIL module as part of the degree materials.  He has been involved in several European projects, has written five CLIL textbooks for the Basque Schools’ social science syllabus (studied in English), and co-written and performed the music for the award-winning primary project, ‘Story Projects’.  His book about his early teaching experiences in an English Comprehensive have been recently published in England (‘The Hapless Teacher’s Handbook’) and he is currently working on an adjunct scheme to publish English language materials which form a support syllabus for CLIL subject teaching. (ball.philip6@gmail.com)


Stefka Kitanova
Stefka Kitanova

Stefka Kitanova has been teaching Biology and Chemistry in English and Spanish since 1991. And since 1998 she has been involved in course development, pre-service and in-service teacher training in the field of CLIL/LSP and subjects taught through a FL. She also works in the field of innovative approaches in language learning/teaching and opportunities for collaboration and cooperation at all levels of educational system.   Stefka Kitanova is a coordinator and/or team member of several projects on CLIL/LSP and has been delivering workshops, seminars and summer schools showing possibilities for collaboration between Subject and Language teachers in order to facilitate Teachers and Students with the language as well as to develop communicative skills. She is a school book author and has many publications in the field of LSP. (butsa13@abv.bg)


Susan Hillyard
Susan Hillyard

Susan Hillyard was awarded a B.Ed.from Warwick University (U.K.) in 1972 in  Dramatic Arts  and Sociology and has lived and/or  worked, since then, as a classroom teacher, a coordinator, a Head of Sector or a teacher trainer in eleven different countries. She taught Language IV at I.S.P. en Lenguas Vivas and at U.T.N., teacher training colleges in Buenos Aires, Argentina while being head of  Secondary in a Bilingual School in the province of Buenos Aires. She is Educational Advisor for The Performers, an educational theatre group and an  Educational Consultant. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers “Global Issues” for OUP, and teaches a course on Creativity on-line for Net-Learning. In terms of CLIL her interests lie in drama, literature and current affairs. Her work with teachers concentrates on holistic methodology, leadership skills, motivation, global understanding and lifelong learning. (hillyard@ciudad.com.ar)


Tim Herdon
Tim Herdon

Tim Herdon has a degree in Modern Languages (French and Italian), and a Masters Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Reading University.  He has twenty-two years experience in teaching, training, school management and writing teaching materials.  For much of his career he has taught English in England, Spain and Japan, working in both private and public education.  From 2001 to 2005 he was director of the American School of Valencia, a PreK – 12th Grade school offering a fully bilingual education.  Recently he has worked on CLIL training projects in England, at the Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE), and in Spain.  He is based in Valencia, and now works as a freelance  education consultant.  In the context of CLIL he is particularly interested in literature, music and art.  (therdon61@yahoo.com)