YLTSIG Committee

Laura McWilliams

YLTSIG Coordinator

Laura works as a YL Academic Manager for the British Council. She has worked in various countries in Europe and in the Middle East. She holds a Cambridge Delta with a specialism in YLs and is a Trinity TYLEC tutor. She regularly presents at IATEFL and TESOL conferences and other local teaching association events on YL ELT related topics.
Kate Gregson

Publication Editor (TEYLT Worldwide)

Kate is a freelance educational consultant, teacher trainer and materials writer based in France. She holds an MA in TEYL and a Cambridge Delta. She has had various ELT roles in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and has published articles and reviews on teaching early years and primary learners.

Letícia Moraes

YLTSIG Joint Events Coordinator

Leticia has been involved in ELT for almost 20 years and is a Senior Consultant with Troika, Brazil. Her main focus is secondary English language learners, writing and editing teaching materials, developing upskilling courses and training English teachers. She has written articles and delivered talks and workshops at conferences and online events on secondary ELT in Brazil and elsewhere.

Adrienn Szlapak

Publication Assistant (Blogs)

Adrienn has been involved in ELT for over 10 years and has held various teaching, training, and academic management roles in Europe and Asia. Most recently she has been working in an international school heading the EAL department. She holds a DELTA with a specialism in YL teaching, an MA in Cognitive Linguistics, and a PGCEi. She also runs a blog about her experience teaching EAL to Primary and Secondary students.  
Romina Muse

Publication Assistant (Reviews)

Romina Muse holds a Bachelor’s in English and a Diploma in Child Neuropsychology. She also holds a BA in English Literature and Film Studies. She is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she works as a freelance remote teacher of English for the British Council. She lived in the UK, where she took courses in ESL and taught Spanish as a foreign language. She has taught English to infants, toddlers and very young learners. She has written articles and delivered talks and workshops at national and international conferences and online events on behaviour management, children’s literature and gender equality in ELT contexts. 

Elizabeth Evans Cicconi

YLTSIG Joint Events Coordinator

Elizabeth has been involved in ELT for over 30 years and has vast experience teaching, training, and creating ELT materials in Italy. 
She is an active member of other associations for teachers and has been involved in the organisation of events as well as delivering webinars and moderating at online conferences over the past two years.
She is presently co-owner of a language school and works with students of all ages and enjoys the variety in her work.
Sarah Assaad

Membership &Sponsorship Coordinator

Sarah Assaad has been involved in ELT for the past 9 years. She is involved in accessibility of education and education technology. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature and Language from Alexandria University. She is a Cambridge DELTA holder with a YL Extension to CELTA certificate. She has worked for the British Council and Amideast, and is currently working for Udacity.

 “During my 3 years as Public Relations Coordinator on the IATEFL YLTSIG Committee, I volunteered alongside a great team of YL ELT specialists. A fabulous way to collaborate and exchange expertise.” 

Bruno Andrade
Director of BrELT, Brazil

Over the past 35 years, IATEFL YLTSIG’s innovative development has been driven by the contributions of the following committee members:

1985 – 1994
Lois Arthur
John Clark
Opal Dunn
Leonora Fröhlich-Ward
Edie Garvie
Jackie Holderness
Annie Hughes
Caroline Laidlaw
Jayne Moon
Shelagh Rixon
Gordon Slaven
Wendy Superfine
Melanie Williams
Andrew Wright

1995 – 2004
Wendy Arnold
Kay Bentley
Sarah Burwood
Denise Clenton
Helen Dunford
Chris Etchells
Andy Jackson
Gordon Lewis
Beatriz Lupiano
Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder
Sandie Mourão
Lynette Murphy O’Dwyer
Janet Olearski
Helen Paul
Carol Read
Debbie Smith
Kari Smith
Wendy Superfine
Eleanor Watts
Melanie Williams

2005 – 2014
Wendy Arnold
Kay Bentley
Janice Bland
Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Janet Crossley
Helen Davies
Nellie Deutsch
Helen Dunford
Gemma Fanning
Christina Giannikas
Charles Goodger
Susan Hillyard
Andy Jackson
Niki Joseph
Ffinlo Kilner
Harry Kuchah
David Leonida
Gordon Lewis
Caroline Linse
Lou McLoughlin
Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder
Hans Mol
Sandie Mourão
Dennis Newson
Helen Paul
Kerry Powell
Carol Read
Jason Renshaw
David Valente
Eleanor Watts
Karin Widl

2015 – present
Bruno Andrade
Helen Chapman
Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Shay Coyne
Sinem Daridere
Amanda Davies
Nellie Deutsch
David Dodgson
Gerhard Erasmus
Gemma Fanning
Maria Teresa Fernandez
Nicky Francis
Christina Giannikas
Charles Goodger
Maria Jesus Inostroza
Joan Kang Shin
Dirk Lagerwaard
Lou McLaughlin
Dennis Newson
Vinne Nobre
Rachael Pooley
Simon Pounder
Lia Testa Teismann
David Valente
Stephanie Xerri Agius

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