LASIG volunteers

LASIG is organised by a group of unpaid volunteers and helped out by an advisory board. To get in touch with any of our volunteers or to become one yourself, contact us. We invite all members to help out in determining the direction of the SIG.

Joint Coordinator

Giovanna Tassinari is Director of the Centre for Independent Language Learning at the Language Centre of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She works as language advisor and as teacher trainer. Her research interests are learner autonomy, language advising, and emotion and feelings in language learning. She is co-editor of several books and author of articles… Continue reading Joint Coordinator

Joint Coordinator

Lawrie Moore-Walter is a US American lecturer and teacher trainer who has been living in Austria since 1997. She teaches ESP and EAP at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. Lawrie’s passion is teacher training and she is the Main Course Tutor for CELTA courses in Austria. She especially enjoys supporting new EFL teachers… Continue reading Joint Coordinator

Events team

LASIG plans a number of online and in-person events each year. We aim to reach a wide audience with our events and offer many of them free of charge. To see what events are coming up and to read about past events, visit our events page. Digital Events CoordinatorMetin Esen is an instructor of English… Continue reading Events team

Editorial team

LASIG’s editorial team is responsible for preparing and publishing our newsletter, Independence. The editors source contributions, coordinate with writers, proofread articles, and prepare them for publishing. You can get in touch with LASIG’s editorial team here. LASIG editors: Jon Thomas is a university lecturer in the field of EFL, as well as content creator and… Continue reading Editorial team

Membership outreach

We offer a number of benefits to our members, including networking, events, publications, and more. We have a large Facebook group and constantly strive to strengthen our relationship to our members. Read more about what we offer our members. Social Media ManagerGamze A. Sayram has a background in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She teaches at… Continue reading Membership outreach