United Kingdom

ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, any projects or events listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates (please refer to individual CV). Projects and events listed in descending year order, with newest first.

 

Project/Event: Teacher activities to support Cambridge Curriculum for ESL Primary

Location: Remote work

Duration: 2019-19

Donor: Cambridge International

Status: In progress

Partner:  Cambridge International

 

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Project/Event: Image Bank Project for Global ELT Classrooms

Location: Birmingham, UK

Duration: Started April 2019, ongoing

Donor: ELE Classroom

Status: Awarded

Partner:  ELE Classroom at www.eleclassroom.com

 

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Project/Event: Teacher’s Pack for Ruby Rei YLE video game (all levels)

Location: Remote work

Duration: 2018-19

Donor: Cambridge Assessment English

Status: In progress

Partner:  CAE

 

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Project: Writing of digital questions for teacher’s resource pack on maths and science

Location: UK/India (by distance)

Duration: March, 2018/July, 2018

Donor: Macmillan Education

Status: Awarded

Partner: Macmillan Education

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Project: Creation of a fully annotated academic training session PowerPoint presentation for pre-school series.

Topic: Collaboration in pre-school classrooms

To be used by trainers as an academic training session around the UK

Location: London, UK (by distance)

Duration: November, 2018

Donor: Macmillan Education

Status: Awarded

Partner: Macmillan Education

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Project/Event: ESL language support digital materials for high level primary and Primary Maths (Max Maths)

Location: Remote work

Duration: 2017-18

Donor: Macmillan

Status: Awarded

Partner:  MacMillan

 

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Event: Conference presentation: An Exploration of the notion of Mindset in CPD                                       

Location: Paper presented at 21@NILE Conference, Norwich, UK   (Aug 2016)

Donor: NILE

Paper published in online conference proceedings: (Oct 2018)

https://www.nile-elt.com/blog/conference-selections-5-an-exploration-of-the-notion-of-mindset-in-cpd/718  

 

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Project/Event: Development of DELTA Young Learner materials

Location: Norwich, UK

Duration: 2017

Donor: NILE

Status: Awarded

Partner:  NILE

 

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Project: Training the trainer and capacity building for delegates from AOU (Arab Open University) based on Progressive Skills in English (by Anna Phillips and Terry Phillips) CB materials planning and writing sessions for 3 days of workshops sessions on syntactic grammar and skills based learning approach producing a manual for trainers to take back and present in their own countries delivery of workshops delegates from various ME countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, UAE, Oman, Egypt materials based on the AOU versions of Progressive Skills in English series CB’s 1-3 published by Garnet Education

Location: London

Duration: 1 week 2017

Donor: NA

Status: Awarded

Partner: Garnet Education and Arab Open University

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Project/Event: Writer of YLE training workshops & webinars, online courses for Cambridge English Teacher

Location: Remote work

Duration: 2016-17

Donor: Ministries of Education

Status: Awarded

Partner:  Cambridge Assessment English

 

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 Project: EAP Pre-Sessional Course (PARSE)

The instruction of academic literacy and language skills on an intensive programme to postgraduate students on discipline specific courses

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  5 weeks – August/September 2016

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre 

 

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Project: Delivering an 8-week online course for teachers teaching English in pre-primary

Location: Norwich, UK (by distance)

Duration: on-going since 2016

Donor: NILE

Status: Awarded

Partner: NILE

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Event: NILE@21 Transforming Teaching.  An Exploration of the Notion of Mindset in CPD.

Location: Norwich, UK

Duration:  August 13th 2016

Donor: NILE

Status: Awarded

Partner: NILE

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Project: Rewriting of Cambridge YLE short online courses. Development and extension of existing online courses.

Location: Cambridge, UK

Duration:  Spring 2016

Donor: Cambridge English

Status: Awarded

Partner: Cambridge English Teacher

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Project: Cambridge CELT-P course development. Content editing and writing for online elements of CELT-Primary programme.  

Location: Cambridge, UK

Duration:  2015-16

Donor: Cambridge English

Status: Awarded

Partner: Cambridge English

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Event: CELTA training   

Location: Edinburgh, UK 

Duration: 2 months, (October – December 2015) 

Status: Awarded 

Partner: Randolph School of English & University of Cambridge English Language Assessment 

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Event: CELTA/Technical Language Training/General English Language training. Training workshops with

officers from Kuwait, UAE and Qatar

Location: Shrivenham

Duration: 2014- present date

Donor/Partner: MOD

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Event: Chinese Teacher Development Course

Delivery of an English language teaching methodology course for a group of

Secondary teachers from Shanghai.

Location: Reading, UK

Duration:  July/August 2014 – 1 month

Donor: Shanghai New Epoch Education Ltd.

Status: Awarded

Partner: National Centre for Language and Literacy, University of Reading 

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Event: EAP Pre-Sessional Course (PARSE)

The instruction of academic literacy and language skills on an intensive programme to postgraduate students on discipline specific courses (MA TESOL and MA Translation Studies).

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  August/September 2014 – 4 weeks

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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Event: Chinese Teacher Development Course

Delivery of an English language teaching methodology course for a group of Secondary teachers from Shanghai.

Location:  Reading, UK

Duration:  July/August 2014 – 1 month

Donor: Shanghai New Epoch Education Ltd.

Status: Awarded

Partner: National Centre for Language and Literacy, University of Reading

 

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Event: CELTA Training

Location: Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield University, Cardiff

Duration: 2012  

Donors: ELTC Sheffield University, Cardiff and Vale, Oxford Language Centre, ELC Edinburgh

Partners: Sheffield University, Cardiff and Vale, Oxford Language Centre, ELC Edinburgh

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Event: In-service teacher development . One closed group methodology course for Taiwanese

teachers of English in the Primary sector, two open group methodology courses for Primary school teachers in

Europe, one open group course in Contemporary English for teachers of English. 

Delivery of workshops on Equality & Diversity in YL teaching, plenary presentations

written and delivered on British cultural identity.

Location: Cambridge, UK 

Duration: 2 months (July – August 2012) 

Status: Awarded 

Partner:Bell Teacher Development  

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Event:  Pre-Sessional English Language and Study Skills Course

The teaching of English for Academic Purposes to mixed discipline undergraduate and postgraduate students conditionally accepted on degree programmes.

Location:  Reading, UK

Duration:  August/September 2012– 6 weeks

Donor: International Language and Study Centre, University of Reading

Status: Awarded

Partner: International Language and Study Centre, University of Reading

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Event: Evaluation of YL ICT training course –including review, report and modifications 

Location: London, United Kingdom

Duration: June 2010

Donor: British Council

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Event: CELTA training   

Location: Edinburgh, UK 

Duration: 2 months, (May – June 2010) 

Status: Awarded 

Partner:  Randolph School of English & University of Cambridge English Language Assessment

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Event: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course

Delivery of the Cambridge/ESOL CELTA course – a pre-service training programme

designed for teachers entering the English language  teaching profession.

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Duration:  July 2010 – 1 month                

Donor: Basil Paterson College

Status: Awarded

Partner: Basil Paterson College

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Event: Designed an evaluation tool for the British Council’s YL Professional

Development programme usingconfirm-it to capture feedback from teaching centres

Location: London, United Kingdom

Duration: June 2009

Donor: British Council

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 Event: Conference presentation: Dogme and blogging in three social spaces: classroom, staffroom, chatroom, joint presentation at IATEFL Glasgow 

Location: Glasgow, UK 

Duration: One hour

Status: Awarded 

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Event: Conference presentation: Putting the Young and the Adult into Young Adult teaching, joint 

workshop at IATEFL Brighton. 

Location: Brighton, UK 

Duration: One hour

Status:Awarded

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­­­­Event: EAP Pre-Sessional Course

The instruction of academic literacy and language skills to mixed discipline undergraduate and postgraduate students conditionally accepted on degree programmes.

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  August/September 2007 – 8 weeks

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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­­­­Event: EAP Pre-Sessional Course

The instruction of academic literacy and language skills to mixed discipline undergraduate and postgraduate students conditionally accepted on degree programmes.

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  August/September 2006 – 8 weeks

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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Event: Certificate in English Language Teaching to

Adults (CELTA) course Delivery of the Cambridge/ESOL CELTA course – a pre -service training

programme designed for teachers entering the English language teaching profession.

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  March/April 2006 – 1 month   

                August 2005 – 1 month

                August 2004 – 1 month       

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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Event: EAP Pre-Sessional Course

The instruction of academic literacy and language skills to mixed discipline undergraduate and postgraduate students conditionally accepted on degree programmes.

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  September 2005 – 4 weeks

                 September 2004 – 4 weeks

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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Event: Chinese Teacher Development Course

Delivery of an English language teaching methodology course for a group of

Secondary School English teachers from various provinces in China.

Location:  Durham, UK

Duration:  July 2005 – 1 month

                July 2004 – 1 month

Donor: Durham University English Language Centre

Status: Awarded

Partner: Durham University English Language Centre

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Event: International TEYL Research Seminar:  Does the medium affect production? A comparative study of computerised and paper-based media in writing with young learners.

Location: York, UK

Duration:  July 2005

Donor: University of York

Status: Awarded

Partner: University of York

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Event: Volunteer Tutoring Eastern European refugees  in ‘Essential Socialisation

English’ to help assimilate to new environment.

Location: Glasgow, Scotland.

Duration: 1994- 1995

Donor/Partner: Glasgow City Council.

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Position: Senior Teacher/Teacher Trainer

The teaching of general English/Cambridge examination preparation to adults at all levels. Assisted in academic management duties such as staff planning, testing and induction, materials design, preparation of seminars and workshops, teacher observations and assessment. Tutor on CELTA and Overseas Teachers’ ELT teacher development courses.

Location:  Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Duration:  September 1997 – August 2001 – 4 years

Donor: International House Newcastle

Partner: International House Newcastle  

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Event: English Language Summer School

Management of the curricular and educational aspects of the summer school:  -  student induction and testing; teacher observations, feedback and professional development sessions; provision of individual tutorial support to learners, timetabling and staff allocation, course evaluation and general administrative duties required for the smooth running of the course.

Location:  Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Duration:  July - September 1997 – 12 weeks

Donor: Newcastle College

Status: Awarded

Partner: Newcastle College

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Event: Trinity TESOL Cert. courses

Location: London

Duration: 1989 - 1993

Donor/ Partner: Oxford House Language School

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United Kingdom: Country facts

Population
  • 63.14 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • 34,693.91
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • n.a.
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 107
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 97
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 61
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • n.a.
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 17
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • 5.6

Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014