Here are some of the events and publications I’ve been involved with. Most presentations have videos available on YouTube – see below for links. I’m also happy to send you a PDF of any of the publications listed. For these, or if you’d like to invite me to write/speak somewhere, or for any other questions/comments, just get in touch.
Upcoming conferences and seminars
I’ve got several events coming up in the next couple of months:
- “Pronunciation Matters” IATEFL PronSIG event (Cambridge, England – 17 June 2017)
- Cel.Lep Teachers’ Conference (50th Anniversary event) (São Paulo, Brazil – 28 July 2017)
- Cambridge Day (São Paulo, Brazil – 28 July 2017)
Other blogs & blog posts
- ELF Pron – Ideas for students and teachers interested in teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca, co-written with Katy Simpson
- TESOL Training – posts I’ve written for my former school’s teacher training website
- Cambridge Conversations – posts I’ve written for the Cambridge University Press ELT blog
- British Council Voices blog – a post to accompany my seminar in the BC’s 2013-14 series, jointly presented with Katy Simpson
- The difference between CertTESOL and CELTA – a short promo video I appear in for my former school
- Dewey, M. & L. Patsko (forthcoming). ELF and Teacher Education. In Baker, W., Dewey, M. & Jenkins, J. (Eds.). Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca. Routledge.
- Patsko, L. & R. Walker (forthcoming). Teaching the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca. In Murphy, J. (Ed.) Teaching the Pronunciation of ESL: Focus on Whole Courses. University of Michigan Press.
- Patsko, L. & K. Simpson (2015). Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context. Speak Out! The newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, issue 52, pp. 41-47.
- Patsko, L. (2014). Is CLT fair to introverts? Teacher Development (the newsletter of the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group), 70, pp. 3-4.
- Patsko, L. & K. Simpson (2014). Learner needs and goals: who cares? Speak Out! The newsletter of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, 51, pp. 47-55.
- Patsko, L. (2014). Review of English Phonetics and Phonology (4th edition ebook) by Peter Roach. Modern English Teacher, 23/4, pp. 80-81.
- Patsko, L. (2014). Pronunciation in English as a lingua franca: A brief introduction. ETAS Journal, 31/2, pp. 28-29.
- Patsko, L. (2013). Using the lingua franca core to promote students’ mutual intelligibility in the multilingual classroom: Five teachers’ experiences. Unpublished MA dissertation, King’s College London.
- Patsko, L. (2013). Throw yourself into the mix. ETAS Journal, 30/3, pp. 38-9.
In reverse chronological order…
- “Lunch with Laura” (10 minutes about research followed by 10 minutes of Q&A, live on the Cambridge University Press Facebook page):
- How to give feedback on learners’ pronunciation (IATEFL, Glasgow, 5 April 2017). Recording available here. Click here to download the slides.
- Facebook Live Q&A session with Korean Billy (16 March 2017)
- ELT in the Digital Age (online panel discussion hosted by ELT Jam, 21 Nov 2016). Recording available here.
- What on ELF: Helping our students become better international communicators (panel discussion, Day One of the IATEFL-TESOL Online Conference, 17 November 2016). Recording available here.
- English as a Lingua Franca and the Multilingual Classroom (Opening plenary of English UK Teachers’ Conference, London, 12 November 2016). Slides and recording available here.
- Teaching English as a Lingua Franca (Cambridge English Teacher “Facebook Clinic” live Q&A event with Martin Dewey, 19 Oct 2016). Recording available here.
- Look who’s talking: An analysis of spoken interaction in synchronous online classrooms (OLLReN online conference, 6 October 2016). Recording and slides available here (see the tabs above the event summary).
- Bad rabbits and mouse traps: Making sense of pronunciation for Brazilian Portuguese speakers (Plenary at the ABCI conference, Fortaleza, 21 July 2016). Recording available here.
- Teaching in virtual classrooms: Meeting the pedagogical challenge (BrazTESOL conference, Brasília, 15 July 2016).
- Whose English is it anyway? (Plenary presentation at Innovate ELT conference, Barcelona, 7 May 2016). I blogged about this presentation (including a transcript) here. Recording available to watch here.
Moving from print coursebooks to ebooks: learnings from classroom research
(Webinar for Cambridge English Teacher, July 2016). Recording available here.
- Moving from print coursebooks to ebooks: learnings from classroom research (50th annual IATEFL Conference in Birmingham, UK, 16 April 2016) – Recording available to watch here. (I also participated in the Q&A at the end of the IATEFL 2016 presentation which my colleagues gave, reporting on another research project I’ve been leading – Teaching in virtual classrooms: meeting the pedagogical challenge)
- From coursebooks to ebooks: Classroom research learnings (TESOL Arabia annual conference, Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2016).
- ‘The ear of the beholder’: helping learners understand different accents (Cambridge English Teacher webinar, 18 Nov 2015) – Recording available to watch here.
- ‘The ear of the beholder’: helping learners understand different accents (English UK Teachers’ Conference, London, 7 Nov 2015). Slides here; accompanying blogpost here.
- English as a Lingua Franca and the multilingual classroom (ETp Live!, Brighton, UK, 20 June 2015). Slides and handouts available here.
- Teaching pronunciation and listening for English as a Lingua Franca (BELTA Day, Brussels, Belgium, 25 April 2015) – watch the trailer here
- How to identify pronunciation priorities in the multilingual classroom (IATEFL PronSIG Pre-Conference Event, Manchester, 10 April 2015). Slides and handouts available here.
- ‘The ear of the beholder’: helping learners understand different accents (IATEFL Conference, Manchester, 13 April 2015). Slides and handout available here.
- Things I wish I’d known before my MA in ELT (English UK, London, 1 Nov 2014). Slides available here.
- Talking to novice teachers about ELF: Dealing with ELF in pre-service TESOL courses (ELF 7, Athens, Greece, 4 Sept 2014) Video available here.
- Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an ELF context, jointly presented with Katy Simpson (British Council Seminar Series, London, UK, and streamed live online, 10 June 2014) Video available here; slides here; handout here.
- Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context, jointly presented with Katy Simpson (48th annual IATEFL Conference 2014, Harrogate, UK, 3 April 2014) – slides here; handout here
- Demystifying creativity (plenary at Rokus Klett ‘Creative Classroom’ conference, Brdo, Slovenia, 1 Feb 2014) – slides here; video available here
- Avoiding ‘boardom’ with some whiteboard wizardry! (30th annual ETAS conference, Thun, Switzerland, 26 Jan 2014) – slides, materials and summary here; video available here
- English as a Lingua Franca: Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening, jointly presented with Katy Simpson (British Council Seminar Series, Glasgow, 26 Nov 2013) – slides here; video available here
- Integrating bespoke pronunciation work with a coursebook-led syllabus (TESOL France, Paris, 24 Nov 2013) – slides here (no video available)
- Integrating pronunciation work with a coursebook-led syllabus (IATEFL Poland, Łódź, 27 Sept 2013) – slides here; video here; activities explained here
- Applying the Lingua Franca Core to promote intelligibility in multilingual classrooms – presentation of my MA research findings (ELF6, Rome, 5 Sept 2013) – slides here; video here; original dissertation downloadable here