ד"ר לינדה וינברג

ד"ר לינדה וינברג

Dr. Linda Weinberg

ד"ר לינדה וינברג
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Department
English Unit
Research Interests
Motivation and autonomy in language learning; content and language integrated learning; English-medium instruction; CALL; technology- enhanced language learning
Current Position
Senior Lecturer, Head of English Unit
Contact Information
Email
linda@braude.ac.il
Telephone
972-4-9901985
Office
A3 006
Education
Ph.D.
2010, Linguistics - School of Languages and European Studies, The University of Reading, England, UK
M.A.
1987, Education in Multicultural Urban Areas, Institute of Education, University of London, England, UK
PGCE
1981 King's College, University of London, Postgraduate Certificate in Education Modern Foreign Languages (British Teachers’ License)
M.A.
1980, International History - London School of Economics, University of London, England. UK
B.A.
(Hons.) 1978, Italian - Faculty of Letters, Department of Italian Studies, The University of Reading, England, UK.
Research Areas
• Computer-assisted and Technology-enhanced language learning (CALL and TELL)• Motivation in language learning• Autonomy in language learning• Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) • English-medium instruction (EMI)
Academic Appointments
2011-present Senior lecturer, ORT Braude College, English Studies Unit
2004-present Head of English Studies Unit – ORT Braude College, English Studies Unit
2004-present Coordinator for English Studies - Ort Braude College
1991-present Teacher of English, ORT Braude College, English Studies Unit
Teaching Experience
ORT Braude College of Engineering:
  • Undergraduate Courses:English for Academic Purposes in all departments of the School of Engineering and at all levels Applied Technical English
  • Practical Engineering Courses:English for Academic Purposes in all departments of the School of Practical Engineering
  • Continuing Education:English as a Foreign Language: evening courses for adults at all levels
Academic and Professional Awards and Grants
2010-2012 TEMPUS: European grant for English for All - project to improve standards of English in Israeli tertiary education
2009 Prize for best project, EU Meda-Ete Regional Project: “Train the Trainer”
2007 Award of excellence, ORT Braude College
2006 Award of excellence, ORT Braude College
2005 Award of excellence, ORT Braude College
Professional Activities
ORT Braude College:
2012-present Member: Committee for Academic Affairs
2005-2010 Member: Committee for Academic Affairs
1999-2003 Member: Committee for Academic Affairs
2012-present Member: Committee for the integration of Moodle into 
teaching at OBC
2010-2013 College coordinator for EU-TEMPUS English for All
project
2004-present Member: Committee for the Promotion of Learning 
2006-2010 Member: Selection Committee (the Advancement of 
Women in Engineering) selecting students to participate 
in the annual women in engineering workshop in Paris

Other professional activities
2011-present Member: AILA – ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALEDELINGUISTIQUE   APPLIQUÉE (InternationalAssociationof Applied Linguistics) – Research Network on Learner Autonomy Dr. Linda Weinberg
2006-present Member: Steering Committee of FACET (the Forum of Academic  College English Teachers in Israel)
2003-present Asia-TEFL (Asia Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
1995-present Member: UTELI (University Teachers of English in Israel)
1995-present ETAI (English Teachers Association of Israel)

Conferences
• Head of the organizing committee: first FACET summer conference, ORT Braude College, June 2011.
• Presentations at professional conferences:
October 2012, 8th Ort Braude Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Akko: Content and language integrated learning – the implications for college teachers and students
September 2011, 7th Braude Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Kfar Blum: 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?
June 2011, FACET summer conference, Ort Braude College: Why focus on reading?
Feb. 2011, UTELI, Tel Aviv University: Tempus EFA – introductionFeb. 2011, UTELI, Tel Aviv University: Motivation to read in a foreign language Feb. 2010, UTELI, Tel Aviv University: Motivated Teachers Motivate Learners
Oct. 2009, 5th Ort Braude Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Nahariya : A contextual study of language learning attitudes in a technology-enhanced environment.
Oct. 2009, Ort Braude 5th Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Nahariya: If I don’t read in my own language, why would I want to read in a foreign one?March 2008, UTELI Bar Ilan University: Research and Practice: CBI and TBL for EAP
Feb. 2007, UTELI Bar Ilan University Paper: On the road to normalization: will the integration of computers into EAP affect our students’ motivation? Feb. 2005, UTELI Open University, Ra'anana: Integrating computers into EAP – how this impacts students' motivation
June 2004, IATEFL–Israel (international) Jerusalem Paper: Integrating computers into EAP – the effect on students' autonomy.

Publications
Other Publications
Professional Reports:
  1. Weinberg, L.R. A contextual study of language learner autonomy and motivation in a technology-enhanced EAP course. Ph.D. thesis. Advisor: Dr. Paul Thompson, the University of Reading, England, UK, June, 2010.
  2. Weinberg, L.R. Towards improving urban schoolchildren’s management of minor illness. M.A. dissertation. Advisor: Dr. Lynda Osborne, the Institute of Education, University of London, England, UK. September, 1987.
  3. Weinberg, L. Health education in schools in the Haifa area. Epidemiological research project in family medicine for Dr. Leon Epstein, Head of Department of Family Medicine, the Technion, Haifa
  4. Weinberg, L. Unwitting racism in disciplinary measures taken in a multicultural urban high school, 1983. MDS: London Borough of Waltham Forest.
  5. Weinberg, L. R. Collaboration with the Russians and the course of revolution in China, 1923-1927. MA dissertation. Advisor: Prof. Ian Nish, the London School of Economics, University of London, England, UK, September 1980.
  6. Weinberg, L.R. Italian fascism and the Jews, BA dissertation. Advisor: Prof. Luigi Meneghello, the University of Reading, England, UK, June 1978.