We are a group of Irish-based ELT professionals, who have come together to develop a network of teachers in Ireland to share knowledge and experience and promote best practice in English language teaching. ELT Ireland was born out of conversations at the Digital ELT Ireland conference held in Dublin in November 2013 and a public meeting the following January. Since our inaugural event in April 2014 we have been active in Dublin and around Ireland, as well as on the internet, in promoting the development of ELT.
- Peter Lahiff
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- Laura O'Grady
- Ben Dobbs
- Jane Seely
- Christine Mullaney
Peter is an experienced course designer, teacher trainer and academic manager who has worked in ELT for 18 years. He was course director on Dublin's first Trinity Cert. TESOL, and is Academic Director of Future Learning, where he develops and implements innovative technology enhanced summer language courses for young learners.
Laura has been working in ELT since 2008, as a teacher and Cambridge examiner and recently as a director of studies in a junior centre, in Ireland and Spain. She currently teaches in Centre of English Studies in Dublin. She has recently finished her DELTA qualification. Her interests range from teaching to management and CPD.
Ben is an independent communications and leadership trainer working internationally. He has worked with several large companies and universities in the areas of intercultural communication, interpersonal skills, coaching and leadership. Most recently he has been delivering training in the UAE, Russia and China.
Jane has been working in ELT since 2010 as a teacher and manager, and is now working in the University of Limerick as a Teaching Assistant in Linguistics and TESOL. Jane completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Mary Immaculate College in June 2019, and also works as a freelance researcher and consultant in ELT.
Christine is currently an EFL Teacher and Summer Teacher Training at DCU language schools. She has held a range of academic and management positions in Dublin’s biggest language schools including EC, Delfin and Kaplan as well as at Dundalk Institute of Technology. She was one of the founding committee members of ELT Ireland.
Joanne Mitten has been working in the UK State Education and ELT sectors since 2009. Having run busy year-round language schools, she is currently Summer Academic Director a large Dublin Language School. She has delivered teacher development sessions on topics such as Syllabus Development, Assessment for Learning, Planning for Differentiation and Using Media in Lessons.