Tips for Finding Engaging Materials from Ellii (formerly ESL Library) and Beyond!

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Are you looking to engage intermediate or advanced learners in meaningful conversation? Whether you use authentic materials as inspiration or find ready-made materials and add your own twist, there’s a whole world of exciting topics out there for you to discuss. Our expert panelists are excited to share their sources of inspiration and concrete methods for developing and expanding lesson plans, as well as techniques for facilitating conversation. Join Bridge and Ellii (formerly ESL Library) as we focus on helping English teachers discover materials to generate interesting conversations with intermediate and advanced level learners. For great conversation resources you can use with your students, explore Ellii’s Discussion Starters, Mini-Debates, or a Detective Series. https://esllibrary.com/courses/72/lessons https://esllibrary.com/courses/73/lessons https://esllibrary.com/courses/79/lessons


Carla Martinez
Carla Martinez is an English teacher based in Brazil who has been teaching since 2001 and has taught exclusively privately since 2014. She has a Licentiate Degree in Language and Literature (English and Portuguese), a postgraduate diploma in Translation Studies, and Bridge's IDELTOnline Certification. Most of her career has been dedicated to teaching adults and encouraging independence through speaking and communication. She also has experience with teacherpreneurship through content creation for social media (@carlamartinezenglish) as well as her own online courses and a Mentoring program.
Tammy Wik
Tammy Wik is the Director of Outreach & Engagement at Ellii (formerly ESL Library). She has a Master's degree in TESOL and over 10 years experience as an English teacher, an English language school director, and as a teacher trainer in China. She has taught English in the US, Ecuador, and Japan in one-on-one, small group, and large class situations. She has worked primarily with high school and adults language learners. Now, she loves supporting educators with classroom ideas and solutions
Lise Papineau
Lise Papineau is the Social Engagement Manager at Ellii (formerly ESL Library). She has been teaching English as a second language for over 8 years and has had experience working with young learners, teenagers, and adults. Most recently, Lise taught English privately in Brazil to adult learners completing Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, in addition to working professionals. She has led numerous individual and group classes that focus on conversation skills, and has a wealth of knowledge to share in regards to stimulating conversation in teen and adult level classes with students of all English levels.
Erin Shaw Hernandez
Erin Shaw Hernandez is an experienced TESOL professional with expertise ranging from teaching in the classroom to owning and operating an accredited language school. She received a MA TESOL degree from Brigham Young University, and has extensive experience in curriculum and program development, teacher training, language assessment and program marketing.

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