Author Archives: Laura Patsko

About Laura Patsko

Senior ELT Research Manager for a major publisher. Alter egos: English language teacher, language learner, teacher trainer, linguist. Not necessarily in that order.

How to share research, Part 4: Live online Q and A

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 4: Live online Q and A

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

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ELTons nomination for My English Voice

For several years now, I’ve been working with Katy Simpson on ELF Pronunciation, a website which supports teachers and learners who are interested in the reality of pronunciation and listening in an ELF context. I’m thrilled to announce that Katy’s

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ELTons nomination for My English Voice

For several years now, I’ve been working with Katy Simpson on ELF Pronunciation, a website which supports teachers and learners who are interested in the reality of pronunciation and listening in an ELF context. I’m thrilled to announce that Katy’s

Upcoming mini-events: Lunch With Laura

As part of my role at Cambridge University Press, I frequently attend and present at events focused on bridging the gap between applied linguistics research and ELT practice. My lovely Marketing colleagues’ latest brainchild is “Lunch With Laura”, which I’m

Upcoming mini-events: Lunch With Laura

As part of my role at Cambridge University Press, I frequently attend and present at events focused on bridging the gap between applied linguistics research and ELT practice. My lovely Marketing colleagues’ latest brainchild is “Lunch With Laura”, which I’m

How to share research, Part 3: Dance your PhD

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 3: Dance your PhD

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 2: Blogging

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 2: Blogging

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 1: Pedagogy Pop-ups

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

How to share research, Part 1: Pedagogy Pop-ups

What do you think of when you hear the word “research”? Many people who are not based in a very academic setting (e.g. a university) hear the word “research” and immediately think that it will be boring, dry, confusing, esoteric,

Pedagogy Pop-up: What 10 things do you need in order to learn a language?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: What 10 things do you need in order to learn a language?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Upcoming pronunciation event (UK) announcement!

Just a quick post to mention an event coming up next month… Are you interested in pronunciation teaching and/or want help developing this skill? Are you free on Saturday 17th June 2017? Can you get to Cambridge, UK? Would you

Upcoming pronunciation event (UK) announcement!

Just a quick post to mention an event coming up next month… Are you interested in pronunciation teaching and/or want help developing this skill? Are you free on Saturday 17th June 2017? Can you get to Cambridge, UK? Would you

Pedagogy Pop-up: What works in technology-assisted language learning?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: What works in technology-assisted language learning?

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: Everything you always wanted to know about teaching pronunciation* (*but were afraid to ask)

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with

Pedagogy Pop-up: Everything you always wanted to know about teaching pronunciation* (*but were afraid to ask)

Last summer, inspired by the innovative format of a 10-minute plenary presentation that I gave at a conference in Spain earlier that year, I decided to hold a series of mini-events to share key insights from applied linguistics research with