About

Rob Howard is the owner of Online Language Center, partner at Business Language Training Institute and founder of EFLtalks - teachers teaching teachers. Having run successful businesses in the United States and Brazil, he adds a different focus on the business of Business English. He has taught in companies such as Petrobras, Vale, Odebrecht, PWC, KPMG, CVM, over 50 of the largest and most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in Rio de Janeiro, as well as to university professors at UFRJ, UERJ and FGV. He is a speaker worldwide on Teacher Development, Continuing Professional Development, Online Business Retention and Image Presentation. He is President of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, joint Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Online Team, Online & Video Coordinator and Video Interviewer for the Visual Arts Circle as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors and Publishers Group. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. He was nominated for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development.
EFLtalks

teachers teaching teachers

Our global PLN+ of over 170 top professionals in the field bring you short 10-minute videos to aid in your Teacher Development.
Online Language Center

Advanced Communication Solutions

Whether you're a student, teacher or speaker, OLC offers solutions to your communication skills anywhere, anytime tailored to your personal needs.
Business Language Training Institute

Bringing business to Business English

For teachers making the transition to Teacherpreneurship or teaching Business English, BLTi will support you along the way.

APPEARANCES



IATEFL BESIG Conference - Iasi, Romania - November 2018 - That’s what I said but not what I meant

The IMAGE CONFERENCE - Athens - October 2018 - Student Projects

IATEFL Poland Conference -
Wroclaw - September 2018 - That’s what I said but not what I meant

Moodle MOOC Virtual 18 (MMVC18)
- WizIQ MOOC 2018 - EFLtalks

EFLtalks - Business -
August 2018 - host and organizer for EFLtalks online conference with JALT BIZCOM

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference
- July 2018 - EFLtalks LIVE - host and organizer for EFLtalks

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference
- July 2018 - Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image on the Screen

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference PCE
- July 2018 - The false Prophets/Profits of ELT

EFLtalks - Africa -
July 2018 - host and organizer for EFLtalks online conference

IATEFL BESIG Weekend Workshop
- online - June 2018 - Customer Service… with a smile

BRAZ-TESOL Mentoring Program
- online - May 2018 - Present Perfect(ly) for first-time presenters

IATEFL BESIG Poland Conference -
Warsaw - May 2018 - Case Studies & Frameworks

IATEFL BESIG Poland Conference -
Warsaw - May 2018 - Workshop:
Screen Gemming: images for retention

Virtual Round Table
- April 2018 - Host and presenter for Visual Arts Circle Online Symposium - Present Perfect(ly)

Virtual Round Table
- April 2018 - Host and presenter for Visual Arts Circle Online Workshop: Screen Gemming

The Brain, Heart and Intuition in Language Learning - April 2018 - Host and moderator with Rachel Paling, ACC

University of Gdansk Faculty of Economics Conference
- April 2018 - Present Perfect(ly) - Plenary Workshop

V Konferencja e-TEE 2018, e-Technologie w Kształceniu Inżynierów
- April 2018 - Present Perfect(ly)

Getting Unstuck - March 2018 - Host and moderator for Marjorie Rosenberg webinar for University of Graz Study

EFLtalks - Inspiring Women of ELT - March 2018 - host and organizer for 2-day EFLtalks online conference

EFLtalks - Middle East - March 2018 - host and organizer for EFLtalks online conference

CO18 - Connecting Online 2018
- February 2018 - The True Track to Teacherpreneurship

IATEFL Poland ESP/BESIG National Conference
- Poland - January 2018 - Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image

EFLtalks - BELTA & TESOL Greece -
January 2018 - host and organizer with 15 countries for EFLtalks online conference

EFLtalks - Central America
- December 2017 - host and organizer for EFLtalks online conference

IATEFL BESIG National Conference
- Malta - November 2017 - Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image

IATEFL Hungary National Conference -
Budapest - October 2017 - Closing Plenary - Present Perfect(ly)

IATEFL Hungary National Conference -
Budapest - October 2017 - EFLtalks

BELTA Online Webinar -
September 2017 - Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image on the Screen

EFLtalks - TESOL MTNG -
October 2017 - host and organizer with Northern Greece EFLtalks online conference

IATEFL Poland National Conference -
September 2017 - Present Perfect(ly): Rethinking the Image on the Screen

IATEFL Poland National Conference -
September 2017 - EFLtalks

EFLtalks - LATAM -
September 2017 - host and organizer with 15 countries for EFLtalks online conference

IATEFL BESIG Weekend Workshop
- August 2017 - moderator Malta Conference preview BESIG & ReSIG

BRAZ-TESOL Curitiba Chapter
- July 2017 - Plenary - Present Perfect(ly): Rethinking the Image on the Screen

Moodle MOOC Virtual 17 (MMVC17)
- WizIQ MOOC 2017 - EFLtalks

BRAZ-TESOL SIG SYMPOSIUM -
Sao Paulo, Brazil - July 2017 - How to secure your status as a BE professional

IATEFL BESIG ONLINE SYMPOSIUM
- June 2017 - Anchor presentation for Brazilian BESIG

BETA Conference -
Varna, Bulgaria - June 2017 - EFLtalks

ELTA Conference -
Belgrade, Serbia - May 2017 - EFLtalks

BELTA Conference -
Brussels, Belgium - May 2017 - IMAGout - Rethinking the Image on the Screen

EFLtalks/BRAZ-TESOL/Virtual Round Table
- May 2017 - Host - BRAZ-TESOL with Jeremy Harmer

SP4CE Workshop Gdansk University of Technology
-  April 26st, 2017 - IMAGEout - Rethinking the Image on the Screen

IATEFL Conference
- Glasgow, Scotland - April 5th, 2017 BESIG PCE - How to secure your status as a BE professional

Nationaal Congres Engels Conference
- Ede, Netherlands - 2017 - EFLtalks: Building and Sharing a Legacy

TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece 24th Int. Convention - Thessaloniki, Greece - 2017 - EFLtalks

Moodle MOOC Virtual 17 (MMV17)
- WizIQ MOOC 2017 - Present Perfect(ly)

EVO 2017 Electronic Village Online Techno CLIL - January 2017 - CLIL vs. ELT UNMASKED

EFLtalks - ECUADOR - December 2016 - host and organizer with ECUATESOL/EFLtalks online conference

ENGLISH STUDENTS worldwide -
November 2016 - web party host to celebrate 10,000 Facebook members

Image Conference Malta
- October 2016 - Show It Right or Don’t Show It at All

Malta EFL Conference - October 2016 - Cut it out to sync it in

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference - July 2016 - EFLtalks: teachers teaching teachers

ECUATESOL Guayaquil, Ecuador - plenary 2016 - EFLtalks: teachers teaching teachers

1st IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium - June 2016 - You have no business teaching Business English, or do you?

BRAZTESOL Curitiba Chapter - plenary 2016 EFLtalks: PLN+

Virtual Round Table - May 2016 - ELTon Award Nominees Presentation

50th IATEFL International Conference, Birmingham UK - 2016 EFLtalks: The Talks Continue

IATEFL BESIG Weekend Workshop - April 2016 - Moderator -You have no business teaching Business English

Moodle MOOC 8 (MM8) - WizIQ MOOC 2016 - cohost - EFLtalks: What have you done lately?

BrELT - 2016 EFLtalks: Building and Sharing a Legacy

EFL Magazine Online Summit - 2015 Steps to Keeping the Business Alive

BRAZ-TESOL - 2015 EFLtalks: What have you done lately?

Global Learning Conference - 2015 EFLtalks: Building and Sharing a Legacy

Moodle MOOC 7 (MM7) - WizIQ MOOC 2015 - EFLtalks: What have you done lately?

EFLtalks - Host and presenter for 10-hour worldwide webathon

Global Learning Conference - 2015 Interview with the Founder of EFLtalks

Moodle MOOC Virtual 15 (MMV15) - WizIQ MOOC 2015 - Student Engagement

Moodle MOOC 6 (MM6) - WizIQ MOOC 2014 - Online Student Retention

Moodle MOOC 6 (MM6) - WizIQ MOOC 2014 - Student Engagement

Teachers Teaching Online (TTO) - WizIQ MOOC 2014 - Online Student Retention II

Teachers Teaching Online (TTO) - WizIQ MOOC 2014 - Online Student Retention

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference 2014 - Active Online Student Retention (what the teacher must do)

BRAZ-TESOL International Conference 2014 - Advanced Teen Activities

Alumni, CTJ, IBEU 2nd TEFL Conference 2013 - Awakening Advanced Adolescents

69th IBEU Conference for Teachers 2013 - Awakening Advanced Adolescents

BRAZ-TESOL National Conference 2012 - Why Aren’t They Speaking? Giving a New Voice to Adolescents

BRAZ-TESOL National Conference 2012 - Producing Student Produced Films for Productive Production

9th CTJ TEFL Seminar 2012 - Why Aren’t They Speaking? Giving a New Voice to Adolescents

9th CTJ TEFL Seminar 2012 - Producing Student Produced Films for Productive Production

68th IBEU Conference for Teachers 2012 - Why Aren’t They Speaking? Giving a New Voice to Adolescents

68th IBEU Conference for Teachers 2012 - Producing Student Produced Films for Productive Production

64th IBEU Conference for Teachers 2008 - Lights, Cameras, Production… Student Movies in the Classroom (part II)

IBEU Workshops 2007 - Lights, Cameras, Production… Student Movies in the Classroom (part I)

IN PRINT


Who Knows but She Would Tell
- eBook contributor

IATEFL Hungary newsletter - Fall 2017 - 7 Qs & As

TESOL Macedonia Thrace Northern Greece - 2017 EFLtalks

IATEFL BESIG newsletter
- Summer 2017 - How to secure your status as a BE professional

IATEFL BESIG newsletter
- Summer 2017 - IATEFL BESIG Facilitator Scholarship winner 2017

Who knows but she would tell - eBook contributor

EFLtalks: The Companion Guide Vol. 1 -
Amazon eBook

EFL Magazine
- March 2017 - “Sailing the Sea of CTRL C + V”

Prepping Clients for Conference Calls -  eBook with Phil Wade

EFL Magazine
- January 2017 - “An interview with Rob Howard”

Teacherpreneur
- December 2016 - “An interview with Rob Howard”

Better English pronunciation
- 27 experts share their top tip - contributor

And That Has Made All the Difference - eBook contributor

How to Make Study a Habit - Amazon eBook with Stephen Greene

How to Teach the TOEFL iBT Speaking Test - Amazon eBook

PARSNIPS 3 - by Phil Wade 2016 Chapter Author (Suicide)

ELTAF - Spring 2016 - EFLtalks: Teachers teaching teachers worldwide.

PARSNIPS 2 - by Phil Wade 2015 Chapter Author (Religion)

BRAZ-TESOL Magazine
- 2016 EFLtalks: “Building and Sharing a Legacy”

EFL Magazine
- December 2015 “The Good, the Bad and the Online”

British Council Shortlisted Blog of the month
- November 2015 “Fluency: Fact, Fiction or Farce”

Teaching English Online
- November 2015 “How to Deal with Learners Who Want Everything for Free”

EFL Magazine - November 2015 “The Bee’s Knees”

BrELT - October 2015 - “An interview with Rob Howard”

Weekly English Workout
- 2015 34 “Experts offer their tips for English Fluency”

Smashwords - 2015 Review of “Presentation Lesson Hacks” by Phil Wade

British Council Shortlisted Blog of the month - May 2015 “34 Idioms for Class”

BOOKS


How to teach the TOEFL iBT Speaking Test
How to make Study a Habit
EFLtalks: The Companion Guide Volume 1
Student Projects
PARSNIP Volume 2
PARSNIP Volume 3
Prepping clients for Conference Calls
And that has made all the difference
Who knows but she would tell?

Other Projects and Sites


EFLtd

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
EFLtd/

EFLtd is a new group, a spinoff from EFLtalks, for free EFL teacher development ideas, resources and tips. We welcome experienced teachers to share your expertise with new and future teachers as well as questions from teachers looking to learn more.


Vdioms

www.Vdioms.com

Vdioms is an ongoing project to help teach American English idioms. They are short, funny and sometimes silly classroom friendly English Idioms represented in vídeo form for ESL learners to understand the meanings while having a little laugh at the same time.
Check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel at Vdioms.
ENGLISH STUDENTS
worldwide


  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/
englishstudentsworldwide/

This is a community for Advanced English students from around the world to share and learn tips and advice to become a better language learner. We share blogs and links from top teachers and educators to help you improve.
Independent Authors
& Publishers Group


https://www.facebook.com/groups/
IAPGroup/

IAPG is a non-profit group of independent authors and publishers. We hope to spread the word about considering the use of eBooks and print-on-demand as a new source for your EFL materials. Come see us at the annual IATEFL Conference and better yet, join us. For more information, please check out our page at http://efltalks.com/IAPG.html
Shit they can't teach you in school

https://www.facebook.com/
ShitTheyCantTeachYouInSchool/

A visual urban dictionary for English learners. These are the idioms that learners never understand, need to learn, but can't be taught in the classroom. WARNING: these may be gross, disgusting, politically incorrect but they are meant to make an impact for learners.
Shelfies

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Shelfies.English.Project/

SHELFIES is a global ESL/EFL project for Intermediate and Advanced learners. The purpose is to represent and describe your interests based on a photo of your shelf and a 75 word description. We hope to show Global Cultural differences here to bring us all a little closer together. Please share and pass it on so we can make it all around the world.


SAILING THE SEA OF CTRL C + V

Finally, teachers the world over have the perfect example to demonstrate blatant plagiarism to their students. But do they practice what they preach? Take a journey with the new "pirates" of ELT.

The Good, The Bad, And The Online

Have you ever been introduced as an English teacher at a party and the first response is “Can you help me?” But now, you have moved to or are planning to move online. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce

How often I see and hear the word fluency. Everyone studying wants it, everyone promises it, but can everyone achieve it? Is everyone able to reach the level of language competence that is thought to be fluency?

35 IDIOMS FOR CLASS

While catching up on some films and shows, I noticed a few school idioms and decided to do something different. So here is a list of some common classroom-based idioms that you may hear, read or use.
Rob Howard interview @ IATEFL Glasgow 2017
Rob Howard interview @ IATEFL Brighton 2018

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