Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Carol Lethaby (MA TESOL, with distinction, University of London Institute of Education) has been involved in distance teacher education since 1998, having developed materials and tutored on several distance-learning courses for the British Council and various universities in Mexico. She has also designed and run numerous on-site teacher training and education courses in California, Mexico and the UK, including internationally recognized teaching certificates and diplomas. Her writing credits include several articles and textbook series, including, co-authoring Just Right Second Edition (Cengage Learning) and English ID (Richmond Publishing). Carol lives in San Francisco and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

    Recent Publications:


    'Neuroscience’ in IATEFL Voices, Issue 257 p11 July-August 2017

    ‘Changing the way we approach learning styles in teacher education’ in IATEFL Birmingham Conference Selections 2016

    ‘Learning styles: Have we been wasting time and resources?’ in Ruta Maestra, Editorial Santillana Colombia, 2016

    ‘Do you Believe in Neuromyths?’ in The Teacher Trainer Journal October 2016

    ‘Learning Styles and Teacher Training:  are we perpetuating neuromyths?’ in English Language Teaching Journal, OUP, 2015 / 2016

    ‘Spanish/English Bilingual Education in Latin America: Why and why not?’ in Ruta Maestra, Editorial Santillana Colombia, 2015

    'Children, Gender and Learning' in Primary Methodology Handbook: Practical Ideas for ELT Richmond ELT Publishing 2014


    Just Right Second Edition Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate, Elementary  Student Book, Workbook, Teacher’s Book (Co-author)Published by Cengage Learning Mexico 2015

    English ID 1, 2, Student Book (Co-author) Published by Richmond Publishing: Brazil 2013

    Be Yourself 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Co-author) Student Book with Workbook Published by Oxford University Press, Mexico:  2012 - 2013

    The Big Picture 2 (Co-author) Student Book, Published by Richmond Publishing, UK: 2011

    Next Step 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-author) Student Book, Workbook  Published by Richmond Publishing, Mexico: 2010

    Awesome 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-author) Student Book, Workbook  Published by Richmond Publishing, Mexico: 2009, 2010

    Performances And Appearances:


    March 21-24

    TESOL International Convention – Seattle, USA

    Academic Paper: ‘Enriching Language Learning: Countering Neurosexism in the Classroom’ 

    Academic Paper: ‘Exposing Neuromyths and Empowering Teachers with Evidence-Based Teacher Education’ 


    April 4-7

    IATEFL Conference – Glasgow, UK

    Academic Talk: ‘Teaching and research: What has neuroscience ever done for us?’ 

    Interview: ‘IATEFL Online’ Interviewed by Jeremy Harmer 


    May 11-12

    FIID – PROULEX, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

    Plenary: ‘Do You Believe in ‘Neuromyths’? How Misconceptions about the Brain Can Affect Language Teaching’

    Forum Moderator: ‘Non-native and Native Speaker Teachers’


    July 13

    British Council Online Webinar

    Presenter: ‘Learning styles Forum with Paul Braddock, Philip Kerr and Phil Dexter’ 


    August 8-11

    Summer Teacher Training Program – Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo / Santiago

    Workshop: ‘Teaching and Learning English in the 21st Century’

    Workshop: ‘Meaningful Learning: The importance of knowing your learner’

    Workshop: ‘Using what learners already know’


    August 15-16

    Richmond Young Adult Conference – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Plenary: ‘Teaching English today: adapting to the world and learners in it’


    September 27-28

    Forum on The Future of the ELT Profession in Colombia – Bogota, Colombia

    Plenary: ‘Re-imagining English language teaching: Teaching in 2017 and beyond ’


    Research Interests:

    teacher education, gender and language teaching, neuromyths in teaching, evidence-based teaching, teaching digital reading and writing

    Awards And Honors:

    2012 – Honored Instructor – UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA

    Current Courses:

    Methods and Materials:Skills

    IS: Professional Projects