Guest Speaker and Judge: Mr. Kevin Maher, Senior Instructor of English at the University of Macau (UMAC)

Presented: “Connecting with an Audience” at the Hong Kong Baptist University 15th Annual Speaking Contest, Hong Kong, April the 3rd, 2017 as the INVITED SPEAKER & CONTEST JUDGE and also attended the 16th Speaking Contest on the 12th of April, 2018 as a judge.

Selected Publications on Speaking:

  • Maher, K. (2015). No more zzz’s: Audience engagement during oral presentations. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), JALT2014 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. http://jalt-publications.org/proceedings/articles/4741-
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  • Maher, K. (2015). Applying community-based learning to oral presentations. Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference on Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies. Niš, Serbia: University of Niš.
  • Maher, K. (2015). Activate! Audience involvement during student speeches. NileTESOL 2014 Proceedings. Cairo, Egypt: NileTESOL.

Selected Presentations on Speaking:

  • “Connecting with an Audience,” Hong Kong Baptist University 15th Annual Speaking Contest, Hong Kong, April 3, 2017. INVITED SPEAKER & CONTEST JUDGE.
  • “An Audience Involvement Approach to Teaching EFL Presentation Skills,” TESOL Regional International Conference 2015, Singapore, December 3-5, 2015.
  • “An audience-involvement approach to teaching public speaking,” CAES International Conference, Hong Kong, June 11-13, 2015.
  • “For the sake of student speeches: Sculpting the perfect audience,” The 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macau and Urumqi, June 2-8, 2015.
  • “Applying community-based learning to oral presentations,” 2nd International Conference on Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies, Niš, Serbia, May 22-24, 2015.
  • “Dynamic speakers: Student collaboration to enhance student speeches,” 13th ELTA Serbia Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, May 15-16, 2015.
  • “A Neuro-based approach to teaching oral presentations,” International NeuroELT Conference, Manila, Philippines, January 22-24, 2015.
  • “No more Zzz’s! Audience engagement for student speeches,” JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers) National Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, November 21-24, 2014.
  • “The 5-minute Speech: Student Preparation & Assessment,” KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference, COEX, Seoul, South Korea, October 2014.
  • “Student Speeches – Involve the Audience!” ELC 2013 English Language Teaching International Conference, Macau, China, March 2014.
  • “Activate! Audience involvement during student speeches,” NileTESOL Conference XVIII, Cairo, Egypt, January 25-27, 2014.
  • “Presenting public speaking: Organizing, preparing and assessing student speeches,” The 1st Kansai Gaidai Class Activity Research Forum, Hirakata, Japan, January 2012.



Guest Judge: Mr. Michael Lichtenstein, Instructor of English at the University of Macau (UMAC)

Michael coordinated the STEM English program at a Thai University from 2011 - 2017. His research in the past focused on the impact of technology-based ESL Lesson methodology.

He came to UMAC after working as an ESL University instructor for nearly two decades in countries such as South Korea and Thailand. During that time, Michael not only taught in the classroom but also served as an English teacher on major educational broadcasting channels in South Korea.


 

 

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