Our Committee

Jolanta Hudson University of Glasgow 

Convenor & Web Coordinator

I work at the University of Glasgow where I teach in-sessional and pre-sessional EAP.  I also teach  MSc TESOL modules and supervise MEd/MSc TESOL dissertations. In addition,  I am the School’s TELT Officer, which involves providing support and staff training on the use of educational technologies.

My research interests focus on learning and teaching English with technology, EAP pedagogy and online educational research.

I have a Dip (HE) in English Language Teaching, Trinity Diploma in TESOL, M.Ed. TESOL from the University of Edinburgh, and I am currently doing my PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University.

I am also a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer.

Dr Celia Antoniou University College London/Strathclyde University.       

Treasurer and Social Media Coordinator

I have been involved in higher education since 2011 and have worked as a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Portsmouth since 2016. 

I'm currently programme leader for the BA in ESL at UWS and convene modules in linguistics, EAP and TESOL at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (MEd. TESOL). I'm also a Senior Teaching Fellow and dissertation supervisor at the UCL Centre for Applied linguistics.

I hold an M.Phil. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a PhD from the University of Essex, UK. 

I'm particularly interested in online teacher training and development and teaching EAP with technology. 

Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo Nazarbayev  University.  

Events Co-Coordinator

I have been working in the field of TEL since 2000 when .mp3 and website-based teaching were new cutting edge technology. While most of my professional life was in North America, I currently hold a position of an EAP Teaching Fellow at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. 

Over the years, my research interests have spanned the range of TEL including distance and hybrid learning, flipped learning, game-based learning, gamification of the classroom, mobile learning, and augmented reality. Despite being a technophile, my motto is "pedagogy-leads". 

I look forward to bringing forward new and innovative ideas for achieving learning outcomes through the careful and purposeful application of new technologies.

Phil Martin     University of York 

Events Co-Coordinator

I've been working in language teaching for many years, and I'm currently based at the University of York where I work in EAP with a focus on online materials design. 

I love the way technology has opened new doors for materials writers, and allows us to bring so many different media and language genres into the classroom. I see the TELSIG and its events as a great way to share ideas around the use of technology in teaching, and to bring communities of language enthusiasts together to learn from one another.

Jonathan Smith     University of Reading (retired)

Ordinary Member (with a Focus on Events)

I retired from the University of Reading in 2022, and since then have been teaching refugees in-person and online, and working on documentation for the Xerte project. 

I have a broad range of interests in TEL and other aspects of EAP, but am particularly interested in learning materials development for blended and fully online programmes, co-authoring EAP course/resource books in pronunciation and listening skills, and leading teams developing  and running FutureLearn MOOCs in academic writing and in orientation for international students coming to study in the UK.  With widening public access to AI tools, TEL is clearly a fast-developing aspect of EAP, and in my role on the committee I’d like to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas and experiences, enabling TELSIG members to network with colleagues with similar specialised interests.

Craig Coulson University of Nottingham        

Ordinary Member (with a Focus on Editing)

I have been involved in Higher Education since 2009. I completed the Cambridge Delta in 2011, and gained my Masters in Teaching English for Academic Purposes in 2016, in which my dissertation investigated the affordances of flipped learning in an EAP context. 

Though the earlier stages of my career were based in the UK, I spent seven years teaching at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where, as a Senior Teaching Fellow, I co-managed the EAP department's Moodle platform. I also led a TEL working group, whose remit was to look at ways to help students develop digital literacies, run training for colleagues to upskill their levels of IT competence, and to support management and administration with day-to-day logistical challenges. Perhaps my greatest achievement was that I spearheaded what was called the 'Online Writing Environment', a cloud-based approach to student writing and file management designed to encourage high standards of academic integrity and facilitate tutor support and feedback through modern channels of communication. This won me a teaching award at the university in 2017. 

Now working for CELE (Centre for English Language Education) at the University of Nottingham, I continue to look for ways to enhance both the student and staff experience through the meaningful inclusion and development of TEL.