Dr. Linda Weinberg

Dr. Linda Weinberg

Dr. Linda Weinberg

Department: English Unit
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Head of English Unit
Research Interests
  • 1. Language policy
  • 2. English Medium Instruction
  • 3. Motivation in language learning
  • 4. Technology-enhanced language learning

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Books

Lawrence, C, Inbar-Lourie, O. & Weinberg, L. (2017). A Handbook for English Medium Instruction in Institutions of Higher Education in Israel. Tempus ECOSTAR: Project number 543683-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-2013-1-IL-TEMPUS-JPCR. Downloadable from https://tempus-ecostar.iucc.ac.il/emi/

Chapters in Books

Spector-Cohen, E., Amdur, L., Barth, I., Inbar-Lourie, O., Or, I., Sitman, R. & Weinberg, L. (2019) Towards English for Academic Purposes curriculum reform: Linguistic, education or political considerations? In Reinders, H., Littlejohn, A., Coombe, C & Tafazoli, D. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The case of the Middle East & North Africa. Palgrave Macmillan 

Weinberg, L. (2017) Motivation, technology and language learning. In C. Sancho-Guinda & R. Breeze (Eds.) Essential Competencies for English Medium University Teaching pp. 295-307. Switzerland: Springer

Weinberg, L. & Symon, M. (2017). Crossing Borders: the challenges and benefits of a collaborative approach to course development involving content and language specialists in different countries.  In J. Valcke & R. Wilkinson (Eds.), Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education: Perspectives on Professional Practice pp. 135-150. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Symon, M. & Weinberg, L. (2015). To what extent does the integration of content and language in tertiary-level education improve students’ English proficiency? In R. Wilkinson & M. Walsh (Eds). Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice. Selected Papers from the 2013 ICLHE Conference pp. 309-322. Frankfurt: Peter Lang

 Papers and Abstracts – Proceedings of Conferences

Symon, M. & Weinberg, L. (2014): “Redesigning Tertiary Level EFL Courses on a National Scale” in the proceedings of The European Conference on Language Learning 2014 Brighton, United Kingdom Official Conference Proceedings pp. 119-128. The International Academic Forum, Japan. ISSN:2188-112X.

Symon, M. & Weinberg, L. (2013). Teaching in English: Perceptions from Israel. Forum Winter, European Association for International Education (EAIE) 2013, 22-24.

Andreou, A-M., Kologerou, V., Maoz, H., & Weinberg, L. (2013). The development and implementation of the ELITE course with the support of the LPS. EDULEARN 13: 5th International conference on education and new learning technologies. 1-3 July, 2013. ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2 / ISSN: 2340-1117. Publisher: IATED

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

ORT Braude Academic College of Engineering

2011 – present: Senior lecturer

2004 – present: Head of English Studies Unit  and College Coordinator for English Studies

1991 – present: Teacher of English for Academic Purposes

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ORT Braude Academic College of Engineering

1995 – present:  Undergraduate Courses – English for Academic Purposes in all departments

1991 – 1998: Practical Engineering Courses – English for Academic Purposes in all departments

1991 – 1993: Department of Extra-Mural Studies – English as a Foreign Language

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

2018    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

2017    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

2016    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

2009    Prize for best project, EU Meda-Ete Regional Project

2007    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

2006    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

2005    Award of excellence, ORT Braude College

 

GRANTS

2013-2016       TEMPUS: European grant for ECOSTAR project (total budget €1.06 million)

2010 – 2013     TEMPUS: European grant for EFA project (local budget €81,500)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

National:

2016 – present  Member: Steering Committee of H-INET (Higher Education in Israel Network of English Teachers)

2006 – 2016     Member: Steering Committee of FACET (Forum of Academic College English Teachers)

ORT Braude College:

2012 – present  Member: Committee for Academic Affairs

2010 – 2016     Member: Research Committee, Teaching and Learning Unit

2006 – 2012     Member: Selection Committee (The Advancement of Women in Engineering) selecting students to participate in the annual women in engineering workshop in Paris.

2005 – 2010     Member: Committee for Academic Affairs

2004 – 2015     Member: Committee for the Promotion of Learning

1999 – 2003     Member: Committee for Academic Affairs

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

H-INET (Higher Education Israeli Network of English Teachers

Asia-TEFL (Asia Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)

AILA – ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DE LINGUISTIQUE APPLIQUÉE (International Association of Applied Linguistics) – Research Network on Learner Autonomy

IFAW (Israeli Forum for Academic Writing)

EATAW (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing)


PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES

Aug. 2019, Open University of Israel, Ra’anana: H-INET Study Day: Reimagining ourselves in light of EPIC: Materials and Curriculum Development. From EPIC challenges to opportunities and communities of practice.

Feb. 2019, Tel Aviv University. H-INET International Spring Conference: “Language policy: Just a pipe-dream?

Feb. 2018, Tel Aviv University. H-INET International Spring Conference: “Towards internationalization and EMI: English departments leading the way”

July 2017, Rio de Janeiro. AILA – Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée. The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics.  “Attempts at English for Academic Purposes Program Reform: Linguistic, educational or political forces?

June 2017, University of London, Royal Holloway College, UK. EATAW 2017- 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing: “Academic writing- whose responsibility and at which stage?”

Feb. 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel. H-INET International Spring Conference: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills and Language Proficiency in the EAP Class”

Oct. 2015, Hagoshrim, Israel. ORT Braude 11th Interdisciplinary Research Conference. “Implementing the Thinking Approach in language learning in higher education”

Sept. 2015, Université Libres de Bruxelles, Belgium. 4th ICLHE Conference– At the Crossroads Between Innovation and Practice. “Crossing Borders”

July 2014, Brighton, UK. European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL). “Redesigning Tertiary Level EFL Courses through Connecting, Learning and Growing”

Oct. 2013, Hagoshrim, Israel. ORT Braude 9th Interdisciplinary Research Conference. “From TEMPUS English for All to ERASMUS for all”

April 2013, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. 3rd ICLHE Conference: “To what extent does the integration of content and language in tertiary-level education improve students’ English proficiency?”

Oct. 2012, Akko, Israel. ORT Braude 8th Interdisciplinary Research Conference. “Content and language integrated learning: the implications for college teachers and students (update).”

Sept. 2011, Kfar Blum, Israel. ORT Braude 7th Interdisciplinary Research Conference.“Content and language integrated learning – the implications for college teachers and students.”

July 2011, Christ Church University, Canterbury, England. Cutting Edges Conference. “TELL, TBI and CLIL: aids to more autonomous language learning or just trendy buzz words?”

Feb. 2011, Tel Aviv University. UTELI (University Teachers of English Language in Israel) Annual Conference. Literacies, skills and Competencies for the 21st Century: the Changing Needs of Language Learners

1: “TEMPUS English For All in Academia.”

2: “If I don’t read in my own language, why would I want to read in a foreign one?”

Feb. 2010, Tel Aviv University. UTELI (University Teachers of English Language in Israel) Annual Conference. “Motivated Teachers Motivate Learners”

Oct. 2009, Nahariya, Israel. ORT Braude 5th Interdisciplinary Research Conference: “A contextual study of language learning attitudes in a technology-enhanced environment.”

March 2008, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. UTELI (University Teachers of English Language in Israel) Annual Conference.  “On the road to normalization: will the integration of computers into EAP affect our students’ motivation?”

Feb. 2007, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. UTELI (University Teachers of English Language in Israel) Annual Conference. “If I don’t read in my own language, why would I want to read in a foreign one?”

Feb. 2005, Open University of Israel, Ra’anana. UTELI (University Teachers of English Language in Israel) Annual Conference. EFL: What’s New? What’s Not? “Integrating computers into EAP – how this impacts students’ motivation”

June 2004, Jerusalem. IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Israel 2004. “Integrating computers into EAP – the effect on students’ autonomy.”

Feb. 2002. Machon Lev, Jerusalem College of Technology. English for Specific Purposes Symposium. Report: “The state of non-academic English programs at ORT Braude College”

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Language policy

English Medium Instruction

Motivation in language learning

Technology-enhanced language learning

PhD     2010    University of Reading, England. Applied Linguistics
Thesis title: “A contextual study of language learning attitudes in a technology-enhanced environment”

MA      1987     Institute of Education, University College, University of London.
Education in Multicultural Urban Areas
Dissertation: “Towards improving urban schoolchildren’s management of minor illness.”

MA      1981    London School of Economics, University of London.
International History

Dissertation: “Collaboration with the Russians and the course of revolution in China 1923 – 1927.”

PGCE   1981    King’s College, University of London.

 Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Modern Foreign Languages

BA          1978       University of Reading, England  Italian Studies
Dissertation: “Italian Fascism and the Jews”

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