My passion for language education manifests now in trying to inspire my colleagues and peers. I have worked long hours with difficult students and I have worked in dream positions where students make the job so easy - all those practical experiences underpin the principles of what I now do. Since 1980, when I started teaching, I have been building up a bank of original ideas and converting those ideas, through use, into workshops on lots of topics, mostly practical, always current, often fun and always backed up by experience and academic substance.
I have delivered my workshops in hundreds of pre-service and in-service courses in Private Language Schools, State Schools and Higher Education institutions all over the world.
If you invite me to run a workshop you should expect:
If you invite me to run a workshop you shouldn’t expect:
Most of these can be run over a time frame from 3 to 15 hours depending on the topic and the needs of the participants. Some of them can be delivered over several days.
As well as these topics, full initial teacher training courses, on-line and blended teacher development programmes and ‘in country’ courses can also be delivered.
Steve Hirschhorn has done three workshops here at the EBS University’s Business School. Those workshops were the most effective and interesting professional development workshops that we have offered to our university staff in the six years that I have been working at the EBS. EBS runs 100s of workshops every year for our staff, students, and external businesspeople, and Steve’s workshops kept the participants engaged, amused, interested, and the feedback was always positive. Most importantly, the learning material that Steve used was easily applied and pertinent to the participants’ respective jobs, hence the ROI on Steve’s workshops created a worthwhile investment for us. We are looking forward to Steve teaching here again soon.
Director- Languages and Professional Development
EBS Executive Education gGmbH
Associate Director and Head of English
EBS Language Institute