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, a member 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 150 top professionals in the field bring you short 10-minutes videos to aid in your Teacher Development.

Online Language Center


Advanced Communication Solutions

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

EFLtalks - BELTA & EU -
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)

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


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




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