Curriculum Vitae

Wendy Arnold

Consultant: Young Learner and Teenagers: Early Literacy, Materials Writer (including CLIL) and Project Development

Email: wendy@elt-consultants.com

Skype: wendy_a

NOVEMBER 2014

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Profile

· ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant, teacher and trainer trainer with extensive international experience.
· Background in ELT teaching/training and educational management.
· Experience of curriculum reform.
· Needs analysis based on both in-country and distance data shared by client
· Experience of designing and implementing ELT training programmes at primary level for Ministry of Education teachers.
· Experience of designing and implementing mentoring training programmes for Ministry of Education supervisors/inspectors.
· Experience in monitoring and evaluation of training programmes.
· Experience in designing and implementing trainer training and teacher training programmes co-written by local trainer trainers
· Author and primary ELT materials writer with several major UK publishers.
· Experience in delivering webinars for continued professional development online
· Specialist in reading for young learner literacy.
· Specialising in materials design and training for countries which do not use the Roman alphabet
· Experience in training teachers and trainers in CLIL (content and language integrated learning).
· Project managing, writing and editing four language and methodology courses (CEFR A1,A2 and B1) for 15-20 year olds (blended and online) and trainer training programme
· Past IATEFL YLT Sig (young learners and teenagers special interest group) joint co-ordinator, discussion moderator and events/conference organizer
· Permanent Hong Kong ID
· Bilingual in English and Spanish

Education

· University of Hong Kong: 2003, Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (distinction)
· University of York: 2001, Master of Arts: TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners ages 6 to 17 years)

Additional Training

· RSA/UCLES: 1998, Certificate of Teaching English to Young Learners (CELTYL)
· RSA/UCLES: 1993, Certificate of Teaching English to Adults (TEFLA)

Current Consultancies and Positions


· Founder member of ELT-Consultants 2010: current
· FLTRP (China) magazine, ‘English Learning’ (teachers’ version) consultant and article writer. January 2014 - present
· British Council, Pakistan – consultant, writer of education training materials. November 2014 – February 2015.
· British Council, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) – intensive summer school materials for 11/12 year olds. November – December, 2014.
· British Council, Uzbekistan – (2 nd visit) advise on teacher training for the Ministry of Primary Education on primary methodology and new textbooks for primary; to provide on-line support and feedback on textbook development to textbook authors prior to the face to face visit. To provide consultancy for monitoring and data analysis on the pilot of the new textbooks; to provide feedback on the Kid’s English grade 3 and DVD; to advise on the assessment tools and mechanisms for learners at primary. Facilitate the discussions around assessment and monitoring and evaluation of ELT at primary level. 10 – 14 th November, 2014
· Harper Collins – writer – KS1 review guide and workbook. August 2014 – to date
· PERA Training - English for Specific Purposes CEFR A1 modules (accountancy, make up & beauty, IT to date). For Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. July 2014 – present
· IATEFL YLT Sig (young learners and teenagers special interest group)– co-author of chapter in publication ‘Children learning English: from research to practice’ in Language Teaching and Professional Development section: ‘Capacity Building and Empowerment: A Primary Teacher Training Project in Venezuela.’ October 2014
· PERA Training – consultant and writer – CEFR A1 and A2 blended (180 hours each), A2 and B1 online courses (180 hours each) for 15 to 20 years olds for language improvement and career readiness (Vocational College). For Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. July – September 2014
· PERA Training - Trainer training and e-moderator training programmes for the Ministry of Labour, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. July – September 2014

Recent Consultancies


Relevant major projects:

Client + time scale

PERA Training (contracted by the Ministry of Labour, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
July 2014 – to date

Main focus and deliverables

‘Career readiness’ for 15-20 year old students at Vocational Colleges
Project managing with a team of 10 writers, writing and editing the following courses:
Blended courses
· A1* (30 hours online and 50 hours face to face)
· A2* (60 hours online and 20 hours face to face)
Online courses
· A2* (80 hours online)
· B1* (80 hours online)
Trainer training programme
· Tutors delivering the face to face tutorials
· E-moderators supervising the online component
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
· A1 (5 hour online) IT, make-up & beauty, accountancy Part 1 and Part 2 (to date)
*CEFR = common European Framework

Reference

Matthew Scarff – Head of Learning Pera Training
Email: Matthew.Scarff@peratraining.com
Mobile: +44 (0) 7798 636326
www.peratraining.com
Nottingham road, Melton Mowbray, Leics LE13 0PB



Client + time scale

British Council, Tanzania
EQUIP-T ELT PRIMARY Project – Lead consultant
EQUIP-T ELT BASELINE Project – Support consultant
December 2013 – May 2014

Main focus and deliverables

BASELINE
· ‘Baseline’ is a 25 year old programme for learners transiting from primary to secondary school. In primary school English is a taught as a subject, in secondary school English is the medium of instruction.
· Map the ‘Baseline’ programme against the Form 1 curriculum and identify possible challenges
· Report and present finding to the stakeholders which included Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Supervisory, Assessment, NGO’s supporting education in Tanzania
· Support consultant on the EQUIP-T BASELINE Project
PRIMARY
· Needs analysis based on materials shared online by British Council.
· Identify a suitable programme for teachers of English with low language and methodology ability in Primary schools in Tanzania. A need for differentiation between urban/rural/village contexts.
· Train 22 tutors (Teacher training colleges), trainers TIE (Tanzanian Institute of Education), primary and secondary teachers to write of a teacher training programme for 90 hours of the A0/A1 (CEFR) level English from the British Council EfT course, using the syllabus outline (10 topics divided into 3 x 3 hour workshops with language input and a methodology strand).
· Edited 90 hours of workshop material.
· Quality assurance in developing sustainable teaching materials from locally available recycled materials, e.g. plastic sacking, cardboard, plastic bottles.
· Ensure that teaching materials included suitable materials for children with special education needs.
· Mentor the writers in groups of 4/5 during the writing process – distance using a Facebook (private/secret) account to share materials and Skype.
· Train 6 senior trainers on using three of the completed topics. Reflecting as a group on modifying the training notes and quality assurance on developing the teaching materials using locally resourced sustainable recycled materials.
· Edited 27 hours of modified material.
· Designed format and approved tools for M&E on TRIAL (analysis is being carried out by an independent consultant)

Reference

David Pardoe. Director English: British Council, Cnr Samora Machel Avenue and Ohio Street Dar Es Salaaam Tanzania. Tel 00 255 (0) 222165300
Email: david.pardoe@britishcouncil.org
Helen Noble. Project Manager: as above
Email: Helen.noble@britishcouncil.org


Client + time scale

British Council Venezuela
YL Capacity Building Project
September 2013- July 2014

Main focus and deliverables

· Needs analysis based on documentation sent online by British Council
· Design and delivery of training to approximately 60 master trainers to support them in writing the AO-A1 level of the British Council EfT course. (To be cascaded to approximately 500 in-service primary teachers.
· Design and delivery of the British Council CiPELT( Modules Ready and Steady) as part of orientation trainer training.
· Remote mentoring and editing of local teams of writers/master trainers in the production of EfT A0-A1 level for Venezuela.
· Monitoring observation visit of the delivery of the DiPELT course by master trainers (May)- core M&E has been carried out by an independent consultant
· Writing of interim and final reports.
Note: Co-consultant is Coralyn Bradshaw (ELT-Consultants) and will involve two separate in-country visits by both consultants

Reference

Mark Gregson, ELT Project Manager, Ave Francisco Solano López con Ave Principal del Bosque Torre Credicard, piso 3. Urb El Bosque 1060 Caracas, Venezuela. Tel: 58 212 952.9965
Email: mark.gregs​on@britishc​ouncil.org.​ve


Client and time scale

British Council Uzbekistan
Primary materials review
Round Table discussion – Primary
Trainer training
May 2013 - current

Main focus and deliverables

· Review materials written by in country authors for Grade 3 and 4
· Present finding in a report
· Plan and design training for the MoE, authors of in-country materials and senior teacher trainers
· Identify how to improve both the materials and the teacher training
· Identify British Council programmes to match the needs of the context
· Support writers online
Note: one in-country visit has been completed and a second visit is planned for November 2014

Reference

Steve McNulty, Director, British Council Uzbekistan
steve.mcnulty@britishcouncil.org

Natalia Tsarikova, English Language Programmes Manager
British Council | 13th floor, Block A, International Business Centre | 107B, Amir Temur Street | Tashkent 100084 | Uzbekistan
T +998 71 205 06 60 extension 2120 |Mob +998 93 387 06 60
F +998 71 205 06 61 |BCTN 8 547 2120
Enatalia.tsarikova@britishcouncil.org


Client and time scale

Macmillan Education
English for Palestine
Author English for Palestine Grades 1 to 6
Supervisor training programme
Teacher training programme
2008 – to date

Main focus and deliverables

· Country visit for needs analysis; school visits and discussions with Ministry of Education curriculum department
· Writing English for Palestine Grades 1 to 6
· Writing training programme forSupervisors/trainers
· Writing teacher training programmes for delivery of training by Supervisors/trainers

Reference

Flavio Centofanti, MacmillanEducation
Regional Director (based in Cairo, AR Egypt)
f.centofanti@macmillan.com

Anna Missa, MacmillanEducation
Publisher fortheMiddle East at MacmillanEducation
Science and Education
TheMacmillan Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London, N1 9XW
A.Missa@macmillan.com


Client and time scale

Macmillan Education
Get Ready – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Co-author for Get Read 3-6
Supervisor training programme
2007 – to date

Main focus and deliverables

· Country visit for needs analysis; school visits and discussions with Ministry of Education curriculum department
· Co-writing English forSaudi Arabia Grade 4-5
· Co-writingGetReady Grades 3 - 6
· Writing training programme for Supervisors/trainers

Reference

Flavio Centofanti, MacmillanEducation
Regional Director (based in Cairo, AR Egypt)
f.centofanti@macmillan.com

Anna Missa, MacmillanEducation
Publisher for theMiddle East at MacmillanEducation
Science and Education
TheMacmillan Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London, N1 9XW
A.Missa@macmillan.com

Professional Experience: Overview


· Founder member of ELT-Consultants: International client base, 2010-current
· Freelance ELT Consultant, trainer/teacher trainer and materials writer, 2001-current
· IATEFL YLT sig discussion co-ordinator, joint co-ordinator and events co-ordinator, 2003 - 2010
· TEFL teacher British Council, Hong Kong, 1999-2001
· TEFL teacher (children aged 6 to 12 years old) and English co-ordinator Ministry of Education primary school, Hong Kong 1993-2008

Professional Experience: Details


· Pera Training – lead consultant and writer - CEFR A1, A2, B1 online and blended courses for vocational colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. July 2014:current
· British Council, Venezuela – consultant - Monitoring observation visit of the delivery of the DiPELT course by master trainers (May)- core M&E has been carried out by an independent consultant. 28 th May – 12 th June, 2014
· British Council,Tanzania – lead consultant - training senior national trainers on using newly developed English language and methodology materials for TRIAL. Design of format and approval of tools for monitoring and evaluation of the teacher trainers training during TRIAL. Independent consultant to analyse results. Possible follow on projects: M&E on subsequent PILOT and whole country roll-out. 10 th January, 2014 – 31 st May, 2014
· British Council, UAE – MENA (Middle East and North African region) – write,design and tailor 30 workshops for Trinity College/British Council Young Learner (TYLEC) course for British Council teaching centre teachers. February – May 2014
· Macmillan Education – 2 weeks teacher training in 2 regions of Saudi Arabia to support Macmillan primary and secondary materials. April/May 2014.
· British Council Uzbekistan –Plenary and workshops to assist Ministry of Education in developing materials (grade 3), evaluate materials (grade 2), assessment and teacher training. 10 to 16 th March, 2014
· British Council,Tanzania – materials development for a 120-150 hour English language (A0/A1) and methodology programme for generalist trained teachers in Primary schools. The additional focus is low resourced context. 28 th November, 2013 – 10 th January, 2014
· ELT Conference: British Council:Palestine, PCDC, UNRWA‘Organising Better Learning’ – demonstration lesson for Grade 6 and discussion –Kadoorie University, Tulkarem, Palestine, 26-27 th October, 2013
· British Council, Tanzania –discussion of mapping of ‘Baseline’ to the English Language Syllabus for Tanzania to local consultant Ed-Improvement Agency, Dar es Salaam 23rd October, 2013
· British Council, Venezuela – trainer training and programme design for training 500 primary teachers in language (A0/A1) and methodology in 4 provinces. 14 th September – 5 th October, 2013
· British Council Tunisia – teacher training for CELTA trained teachers teaching YL. 3-4 th September, 2013
· British Council Sub-Sahara Africa – editor and writer for developing support materials for teachers using the digital audio bank of stories and songs from the British Council website, as well as integrating with the British Council CiPELT (certificate in Primary English Language Teaching) course-September 2013
· British Council, Tanzania – mapping Ministry curriculum and materials for Form 1. To ‘Baseline’ programme. September 2013
· Macmillan – Supervisor training, Ramallah – Learning to Read. Reading to learn. 20 – 22 nd August, 2013
· British Council ELT Conference:, PCDC, UNRWA‘Organising Better Learning’ – demonstration lesson and discussion - Dar-al_Kalima College, Bethlehem, Palestine, 19 th May, 2013
· MA Design of Language Teaching programmes and materials (with a Young Learner focus) 20 hours input at the University of Essex 25 to 28 th March, 2013
· Macmillan Education Teacher training:– You and Me (pre-school), Macmillan English Grades 1 to 6 (primary), Macmillan Science (primary), Macmillan Maths (primary)for Libya, 9 th March, 2013
· Macmillan Education Trainer training:– Get Ready (primary), Lift Off (junior high) and Flying High for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 7 – 14 th February, 2013
· British Council South Sudan Trainer training CiPELT (Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching) lead trainer: 7 th Jan – 1 st Feb 2013
· Macmillan Education Teacher training: - Language and methodology for supervisors in Palestine, 17 – 20 th September, 2012
· Macmillan Education Trainer training: - Language and methodology for supervisors in Palestine,13-15 th September, 2012
· British Council UgandaTrainer trainer: CiPELT (Certificate for Primary English Language Teachers) TOP (Trainer Orientation Programme) 3-7 th September, 2012. Kampala, Uganda.
· British Council Uganda Trainer Trainer: Inspectors of schools, in-service tutors and UNELTA (Ugandan English Language Teacher Association): teacher orientation to CiPELT(Certificate for Primary English Language Teachers) TOP (Trainer Orientation Programme) 29 – 31 st August, 2012. Kampala, Uganda
· British Council South Africa Trainer trainer: and DBE (Department of Basic Education) delivery of CiPELT(Certificate for Primary English Language Teachers) TOP (Trainer Orientation Programme) 20-24thAugust, 2012. Johannesburg, South Africa.
· British Council South AfricMaster trainer trainer: a and DBE (Department of Basic Education) delivery of ‘dry run’ master trainer orientation of CiPELT(Certificate for Primary English Language Teachers) TOP (Trainer Orientation Programme) 14 – 16 th August, 2012. DBE Pretoria, South Africa.
· British Council Uganda Teacher trainer: delivering pilot of CiPELT (Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching) level ‘Steady’ (learner grades 3 and 4) March 2012
· British Council South Africa Consultant: DBE (Department of Basic Education) implementation of CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) February - March 2012
· Macmillan Supervisor training: for Get Ready, Lift Off and Flying High coursebooks Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 2012
· Macmillan Teacher trainer: webinar for New English for Palestine ‘Developing phonemic awareness’ February 2012
· IATEFL YLT Sig Teacher trainer:webinar ‘Early Literacy in ELT’ February 2012 http://yltsigevo2012.wordpress.com/
· British Council, Zimbabwe Teacher trainer: teaching secondary teachers ‘Early Literacy and Teaching Reading strategies’, Harare, Zimbabwe: 2011
· British Council , Pakistan.Teacher trainer, parent trainer, community trainer at and HSBC Kids Read Launch, Pakistan (Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi) :2011
· Macmillan Trainer training: - Language and methodology for supervisors in Palestine, 2011
· Founder member of ELT-Consultants: International client base, 2010
· OxfordTEFL Consultant Team Writer: Barcelona December 2010: production of a 20 hour online course: Introduction to CLIL. http://www.oxfordtefl.com/CLIL-Courses.html
· British Council, China Teacher trainer for primary and junior high teacher, ‘Teaching Speaking’, China (in Hong Kong, Yueyang, Chongqing, Shanghai, Hefei :5-11th June 2010
· Trainer training: CLIL for Taaleen-Edison Learning, Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2010
· Teacher training: CLIL for Earlybirds Rotterdam, The Netherlands: 2010
· British Council Libya Teacher trainer: ‘Teaching in the way learners learn’ and ‘Making your coursebooks learner friendly’. ELTEX, 2010
· Pilgrims Teacher Training Centre Teacher trainer: Methodology and Language for Primary teachers at, Canterbury, UK: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (14 courses of 1 and 2 weeks duration)
· Pilgrims Teacher Training Centre Co-Trainer trainer: CLIL at, Canterbury, UK: 2010
· Pilgrims Teacher Training Centre Teacher trainer: CLIL at, Canterbury, UK: 2010
· British Council, India Course Director: Hornby for 2 x 5 day teacher/trainer courses in Mumbai and Kolkata, India: February 2009
· Macmillan Education. Teacher training: Language and methodology for supervisors in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Damman):2008
· CAMELTA (Cameroonian English Language Teachers Association)Teacher trainer: teaching primary teachers in low resourced contexts, Cameroon (Yaounde, Bafia, Buea, Bamenda, Douala): 2008
· British Council, Gulf region Teacher trainer: miscellaneous training sessions: joint events with regional offices (Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea, Jordan, Libya, Qatar, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Oman, Palestine, Cameroon) and IATEFL YLT Sig :2006– 2010

Selected Talks and Presentations

· IATEFL – Harrogate 2014 – forum: Primary curriculum reform: the need for joined up thinking, (focus group) 4 April 2014
· British Council, Qatar –Plenary ‘Developing literacy skills’and workshop ‘Phonics and developing reading skills’ in Doha.26-27 th March, 2014,
· British Council Oman – Teaching in the way that learners learn language – the HOW and WHY - Plenary and workshop ‘Groupwork is more than sitting together! WHY, WHAT, HOW’ in Muscat and Nizwa.24 to 25 th March, 2014
· ELT conference: British Council, PCDC, UNRWA ‘Organising Better Learning; - Plenary, Kadoorie University in Tulkarem, 26-27th October
· British Council, Tanzania – presentation of report on mapping of ‘Baseline’ to the English Language Syllabus for Tanzania to Ministry of Education Tanzania at Policy Dialogue Event, Dar es Salaam 22 – 25 th October, 2013
· British Council, Palestine ELT video Conference with Gaza :, PCDC, UNRWA 16 th May, 2013 ‘Early Literacy and Developing Reading’ (from Ramallah)
· British Council , Palestine. ELT conference:, PCDC, UNRWA ‘Organising Better Learning; - Plenary, 18 TH May, 2013 – Bethlehem.
· British Council, Palestine ELT video Conference with Gaza:, PCDC, UNRWA 22 nd May, 2013 ‘Why an early start in learning English can make a difference but not without teacher professional development’ (from Ramallah)
· British Council, Libya. First English Language Teaching and Learning Conference ‘Learner-Centred Teaching’ University of Tripoli and the British Council, 11 th March, 2013
· MATSDA (Materials Development Association) ‘A balancing trick between curriculum, materials design and teacher ability’ University of Limerick conference, Ireland 10 th June, 2012
· IATEFL 2012 Glasgow ‘Managing change in ELT. Lesson from Experience’, panel discussion of British Council publication. 21 st March 2012
· Extensive Reading Foundation conference, Kyoto, Japan ‚Learning to read = Reading to Learn. 3rd September, 2011
· Cutting Edges (Canterbury Christchurch) A longitudinal study of the effect of a graded reader scheme for young learners in Hong Kong‘: 1 – 2nd July 2011
· CAMELTA (Cameroonian English Language Teachers Association) 9th Annual conference Achieving Quality ELT in Difficult Circumstances: Experiences and Successes of Teachers in Practice.Yaounde Plenary ‘Teaching unplugged’ sponsored by British Council: 16-21 August 2010
· HUPE 18th annual conference (Croatia) Closing Plenary (co-presented with Phil Dexter, British Council, Spring Gardens) 18th April, 2010
· HUPE 18th annual conference (Croatia) Opening Plenary Teaching Creatively 16th April, 2010
· British Council Amman, Jordan NOS 14 th annual conference: Plenary ‘Teachers as human beings!’ and ‘if you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results’: March 2010
· ELTAi Chennai, India Plenary ‘Mixed ability in large classes: a burden or a piece of good fortune‌’sponsored by British Council:2009
· IATEFL Cardiff ‘The right reading level – young learners (5-12 years old)’ :2009
· TESOL Denver, USA: Chair for Symposium on ‘Extensive Reading in the 21 st Century: Towards a New Reality’ paper delivered: ‘Differentiated extensive and intensive reading schemes: variables explored’: 2009
· IATEFL annual conference in Exeter - ‘Effective Scaffolding for literacy skills:supporting, enhancing and tracking’: April 2008
· UK University of York 13 th - ‘Use of project work to promote collaboration and research after the MA … a longitudinal study to evaluate the use of graded/levelled reader … YL 9-12 years old in Hong Kong’: July 2007

Innovation

· Developing teacher training and trainer training delivery courses which loop with each other (British CouncilCiPELT Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching and CiPELT TOP Trainer Orientation Programme – British Council UK): 2011-2012
· Parent training programme in Hong Kong: 1995-2008
· Developing IATEFL YLT Sig as the partner of choice for international events: 2006-2009

Publications

Primary Course Books
· Co-author ‘Revision Guide’ keystage 1 English for native English speakers of English. Published by HarperCollins:current
· Co-author ‘Workbook’ keystage 1 English for native English speakers of English. Published by HarperCollins:current
· co-author ‘Get Ready 3,4,5,6’coursebook and teacher’s books for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia published by Macmillan:2013
· author for blended English course Grade 3A. BBC: Hong Kong: 2013-2014
· author ‘New English for Palestine’ coursebook Grade 6 published by Macmillan:2013
· author ‘New English for Palestine’coursebook Grade 5 published by Macmillan: 2012
· author ‘New English for Palestine’coursebooks Grades 1-4 published by Macmillan: 2011
· co-authored with Adrian Tennant ‘English for Saudi Arabia’ coursebooks Grades 4-6
· British Council MENA (Middle East and North Africa) content based on stories for regional YL summer school for 6/7 age range at 3 levels of proficiency x 36 hours each level:British Council UAE (commissioned by Business Development Manager BC UAE) 15 th February 2013 – current
· author of ‘New Magic’ coursebooks Grades 4-6 (Hong Kong) published by Oxford University Press: 2008
· author of ‘Magic’ coursebooks Grades 4 – 6 (Hong Kong) published by Oxford University Press: 2005
Primary Resource Materials and Graded Readers
· British Council MENA (Middle East and North Africa) content based on stories for regional YL summer school for 6/7 age range at 3 levels of proficiency x 36 hours each level:British Council UAE (commissioned by Business Development Manager BC UAE) 15 th February 2013 – 18 th February 2014
· British Council Sub-Sahara Africa Team writer and co-ordinator for ‘Stories and Songs’ lesson plans and components for the mp3 Lifeplayer usable in developing countries. ongoing May 2013 +
· British Council Sudan Teacher’s Book co-author for Grade 3 coursebook. April, 2013.
· British Council CiPELT (Certificate for Primary English Language Teachers)Team writer for Modules ‘Ready’ (children aged 5-7), ‘Steady’ (children aged 8-10), ‘Go’ (children aged 11-12), CiPELTTOP (Trainer Orientation Programme)CiPELTis a training package aimed at a global market for primary English teachers in low-resourced and developing contexts. CiPELT leads to a British Council certification: British Council UK . 2012
· British Council Qatar Team writer ‘Kids Read’. ‘Kids Read’ is a literacy programme which supports extensive reading for pleasure for primary pupils in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan: 2011.WINNER OF SILVER STEVIE PRIZE: corporate social responsibility programme of the year in the Middle East and North Africa – HSBC and British Council
· Macmillan Education - Writer ‘Language and methodology’ trainer training programme for Supervisors in Palestine. Commissioned by Macmillan Education: 2011
· Macmillan Education - Writer ‘Language and methodology’ teacher training programme for English teachers in Palestine. Commissioned by Macmillan Education: 2011
· Qatar ALP (British Council) CLIL project language support teacher training materials for Primary Maths and Science teachers(Dec 2009- March 2010)
Curriculum Development - chapters
· IATEFL YLTSig Co-author with Coralyn Bradshaw, Luisa Cristina Alvarez and Mark Gregson, chapter ‘Children learning English: from research to practice’ in ‘Language Teaching and Professional Development section’, title ‘Capacity Building and empowerment:A Primary Teacher Training Project in Venezuela’. Publication 2014 Garnet
· Palgrave Macmillan Co-author with ShelaghRixon, chapter in ‘Global Perspective and Young Learners ‘(ed Sarah Rich) publication 2014,: UK. ‘Making the moves from decoding to text work to extensive reading with young learners:insights from research and practice around the world’, chapter focuses on reading strategies that need to be taught explicitly as well as some research results including Hong Kong using a graded extensive reading scheme.
· Continuum International Publishing Group Author, chapter in ‘Research on the Effects of Materials Development for Language Teaching’ (eds. Brian Tomlinson and HitomiMasuhara) publication 2010. ‘A longitudinal Study of the Effects of a Graded Reader Scheme for Young Learners in Hong Kong’.
· Continuum International Publishing Group Co-author with ShelaghRixon of chapter ‘Materials for Teaching English to Young Learners’ in English Language Learning Materials:A Critical Study, chapter focuses on young learner materials available globally (edited by Brian Tomlinson, Leeds Metropolitan University) 2008:London


Articles
· FLTRP (China) ‘English Learning’ (teachers’ version) ‘Phonics’ – issue 5 2014
· FLTRP (China) ‘English Learning’ (teachers’ version) ‘Homework design’ – issue 4 2014
· FLTRP (China) ‘English Learning’ (teachers’ version) ‘Early Literacy’ – issue 3 2014
· FLTRP (China) ‘English Learning’ (teachers’ version) ‘Learning Styles’- issue 2 2014
· IATEFL YLT Sig C&TS Spring 2013 ‘The Story of CiPELT: Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching’ co-written by Coralyn Bradshaw and Debbie Candy:
· EscuelaUniversitariaCardenal Cisneros ‘Where is CLIL taking us‌’ Teaching Training College- Specialised Education Journal http://revistapulso.cardenalcisneros.es Madrid: 2010
· ELT Journal Vol. 58/4 ‘Meeting individual needs with young learners’
co-written with Peter Westwood: 2004
· IATEFL Global Issues (special interest group) – Women and teaching
(summary of e-discussion): 2004
· University of York 2 nd International TEYL Research Seminar – ‘Action research :Usingprojectwork to promote collaborative learning’ :2003
· IATEFL CATS (Children and Teenagers-Young Learners special
Interest group newsletter) - Collaborative learning:Issue 2/03

Professional Associations


· IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) YLT Sig (Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group)
· Society of Authors

Key Competencies


· Attention to detail
· Motivated
· Highly structured
· Reliable
· A good problem solver/solution provider
· A finisher

Interests


· Reading
· International culture

Nationality


· British