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
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
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
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)
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”
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.
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”