Ali Shahsavand

Presenting : From Teacher to Leader!

Ali has an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. He has taught for just over 19 years in Iran, Dubai and Australia. He has also worked as an IELTS Examiner, a head teacher and a teacher trainer. He has a particular interest in language learning through technology, in particular, smartphone applications and online teaching in order to enhance communication and collaboration and make learning relevant.

He actively attends annual ELT conferences as a presenter; some of the recent ones are the English Australia Conference 2015, where he presented on ways of preparing PTE Academic candidates; and later that year a PD session on WhatsApp in education at Victoria University. The most recent was NEAS 2018, where he delivered a session on automation in written feedback.

Another field he is interested in is assessment – IELTS, PTE Academic and Password in particular.