Who we are

Our multi-skilled team of globally mobile consultants have experience in working throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central Europe, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the USA.

We are global leaders in providing professional support and project management to implement, improve and reform the teaching of English at school, community, local and national level. What sets ELT-Consultants apart is our grass roots experience of working in under-resourced and challenging English language teaching contexts to provide motivating, hands-on, practical solutions to teacher training and delivering behavioural change with long lasting impact. 

ELT-Consultants are committed to working in principled partnership with our clients, listening to each client’s requirements to provide optimal, sustainable and pragmatic solutions.

WE CONNECT. WE TEACH. WE LEAD.

Our Associates around the world

  • Wendy Arnold

    Wendy Arnold

    Founder

    England, United Kingdom

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    RSA Certificate TEFLA – Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (RSA,UK)
    CELTYL – Certificate in English Language Teaching for Young Learners (Cambridge,UK)
    PCEd – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong SAR)
    MA TEYL – Teaching English to Young Learners (University of York, UK)

    Languages: English, Spanish 

    What inspires you in ELT? 

    Teachers inspire me in ELT. Their dedication, their vocation, their kindness and their strength to keep going despite all kinds of challenges. No-one stays in the profession for long unless they are resolute and focused on developing the next generation. They are the front line, the make or break of the best or worst plans, without them curriculums cannot be delivered.

    Wendy is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Surrey, UK. Her specialism is Young Learners (ages 6 to 17), as well as early literacy, especially for learners of English from non-Roman alphabet languages. She has 25 years of experience in ELT, teacher/trainer training for primary, secondary and vocational contexts and is an author for both published and online materials. Her consulting work has included primary and secondary curriculum reform, training, as well as project managing the writing and editing of language and methodology courses in East Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa, South America, South Asia and Wider Europe. She has worked with Ministries of Education, publishers, private training institutes and education providers.

     Wendy is a former member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) YLT Sig (Young Learners & Teenagers Special Interest Group) committee, the Royal Society of Authors and MATSDA (Materials Development Association).  She has published with Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press and Harper Collins. Her special interest is encouraging ‘joined up thinking’ in education. Wendy is a co-founder of ELT-Consultants.

    Wendy was born in Lima, Peru and lived in both Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador until she was ten. She has lived in Cairo, Egypt, Hong Kong SAR and Las Vegas, USA and is now based in Surrey, UK. She feels very much a global citizen!

     

    Key words: teacher; primary, secondary, vocational; author in ELT; curriculum reform; teacher/trainer training; Ministries of Education, publishers; IATEFL YLT Sig

  • Coralyn Bradshaw

    Coralyn Bradshaw

    Founder

    Morocco

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    RSA Certificate TEFLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults: International House, London, UK)

    BA Joint Honours French/German (University of Manchester, UK)

    PGCE TEF/SL (Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Teaching English as a Foreign and Second Language, University of Bangor North Wales, UK)

    MA TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners, University of York, UK)

     Languages: English (native); Spanish, French (professional working proficiency); German (good); Portugese and Italian (understanding); Arabic (basic)

    What inspires you in ELT?

    Observing children enjoy learning is what inspires me in ELT. Observing an English classroom full of pupils who are participating enthusiastically, with joy and curiosity is the greatest reward one can have. The end product of all training, materials development, article writing, or mentoring programme is this tangible and measurable outcome in a classroom. Helping teachers to instill a love of learning in pupils is the force that drives me.

    Coralyn is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) Young Learner specialist (ages 6-17) who has 30 years of experience of EFL teaching, management, teacher/trainer training, materials writing (both published and on-line) and consulting work in East Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa and South America.

    She has managed, advised and participated in a wide range of primary and secondary curriculum reforms in developing countries, such as Yemen, Oman, Libya, Sudan, Venezuela and Tanzania.

    Coralyn is a member of IATEFL  (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), the Royal Society of Authors and has been a contributor to the Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interests Group publication C&TS. She has published with Pearson Education, Oxford University Press and Usborne. She is particularly interested in classroom management issues, on-line training, helping teachers to develop  teaching materials in under-resourced contexts and professional mentoring. Coralyn is a co-founder of ELT-Consultants.

     

     

Asia

  • Yasmin Jamal

    Yasmin Jamal

    Associate Consultant

    Hong kong SAR

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    BA Education (University of London)

    Languages: English, Gujerati, Hindi, elementary Spanish and French

     

    What inspires you in ELT? 

    Teaching inspires me.  The success of ELT inspires me.  To be involved in the challenges and joys of teaching and learning through innumerable international students is my motivation in being associated with ELT.  As someone who has lived in seven different countries over my life, I have learned local tongues from expert language teachers and this has moved and enthused me to being one. Knowing that ELT enables my experience and training to benefit myriads of students worldwide, I am encouraged to create and develop appropriate curriculum materials for dedicated teachers to educate curious students.  ELT is enabling another generation of global citizens and I am proud of bringing my sense of humour, background and knowledge to this.

     

    Yasmin is an ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Hong Kong. She has taught English as a second and third language to foreign students for 25 years, in Asia and Europe.  Her specialism is Learners aged 5-18, having worked as a teacher in the whole range of Primary and Secondary schools, as well as focusing on English teaching with children and adult language schools, the British Council and Alliance France.  She is a published author of fiction short stories for children aged 7-12, which are used as comprehension texts in local schools in Hong Kong.

Americas

  • Luisa Cristina Alvarez

    Luisa Cristina Alvarez

    Associate Consultant

    Venezuela

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    BA English teacher (Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador- UPEL) Maracay, Venezuela
    MA  TESOL ( Maryville College) St. Louis, Mo. USA
    Certificate of Advanced Studies in English Filology (Universidad de León) León, Spain
      Languages: Spanish (native), English
    What inspires you in ELT?

    I believe that learning occurs by providing students with practical, meaningful experiences, and by reinforcing the socio-cultural aspects of the process. Knowledge cannot be seen as isolated, but rather intrinsically rooted in the students´ set of values, beliefs, prior knowledge and social experiences. It is therefore necessary to create motivating, critical and challenging strategies to help them go through this process, as well as account for the unique learning style of every student.

    After many years of experience in the field of TEFL , I am still in love with it  because it always challenges myself  personally and professionally; but most of all , because it allows me to honor my students as human beings potentially able to grow.   By making English a new tool in their lives, they are definitely inserted into the global world.

     

    Biodata

    Luisa Cristina is a teacher trainer with more than 35 years of experience. She was Head of the English Department at her university, a Visiting Scholar at Ohio State University, USA;   coordinator of international language programs between her university and the US Embassy and British Council Venezuela, president of Venezuela Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (VenTESOL- 2011-2013), a former member of TESOL International Nominating Committee (2013-2014), and the British Council Project Manager of a Diploma in Teaching English in Primary Education in Venezuela (2013-2014).  She has also worked as a British Council TKT trainer. Currently, as a freelance consultant, she coordinates an English program for socially disadvantaged teenagers through the United States Embassy in Venezuela; and is doing a consultation work for the British Council at the School of Modern Languages of a local university. Another area where Luisa Cristina has done extensive recognized work is on developing and coordinating specific empowering English Immersion Camps for pre-service teachers. This latter expertise has meant the support of various organizations to continue expanding this experience to other scenarios.

     

    Luisa Cristina has been a presenter and participant at numerous international and national events in her field of expertise, and has contributed with TESOL International publications, Perú  on line magazine, IATEFL Journal, and  British Council Venezuela magazines . She is particularly interested in empowering non-native English teachers to   further develop their oral and teaching skills. She is also interested in the areas of ELT assessment, development of materials, and teaching of the four skills. Luisa Cristina is an associate of ELT- Consultants.

     

     

  • Kate Cory-Wright

    Kate Cory-Wright

    Associate Consultant

    Ecuador

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    B.A. Hons. Degree in Language and Linguistics (2:1) University of York, UK and University of Tuebingen, Germany.
    Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Secondary (EFL/ESL) Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
    Languages: English, Spanish; German (high proficiency), Portugese, Swahiliand Franch (pre-intermediate)
    What inspires you in ELT?

    Early on in my career I attended a truly inspiring conference in Colombia entitled “English for Peace”. Hundreds of teachers came by bus from all over the country to discuss ways to incorporate the issue of peace into our EFL classes, to help a generation of young people that had only known war.

    Thanks to those Colombian educators, I began to see English as even more than a tremendous tool for communication. For me, it also became a means to help shape people’s lives, by raising awareness of global issues and values, understanding other people’s cultures, and developing thinking skills. That conference set off my lifelong passion for CLIL, development education, extensive reading, and ICT.

    The knowledge that EFL/ESL can have such a huge impact motivates me in my work every day, as a teacher, a teacher trainer, and an ELT author.

    Kate is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Quito, Ecuador.  She has 25 years experience in teaching, teacher training and writing ELT materials. She has taught general English, EAP, ESP and Young Learners. She has delivered courses in vocational and masters programmes. She has worked at private language schools in Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain and the UK. Over the past 20 years she has given over 500 academic seminars, workshops and short courses in ELT in Latin America, the Middle East and East Asia.

     

    Kate has published materials with National Geographic Learning, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, as well as website materials for National Geographic Learning, Macmillan and Cengage/Epals. She is a member of TESOL and IATEFL,as well as the Society of Authors and the International Teacher Development Institute. She is fluent in Spanish and German, as well as a pre-intermediate speaker of Portuguese,Swahili and French.

     

     

     

  • Sarah Iturralde

    Sarah Iturralde

    Associate Consultant

    United States of America

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    BA (Hons) – Spanish and European Studies (Queen Mary College, UK)
    Diploma - Practice and Principles of Montessori Method of Education (London Montessori School)
    English Teaching Diploma - American Language School, Ecuador
                                

    Languages: English and Spanish (native); French (elementary)

    Sarah is an associate of ELT Consultants. She has 10 years of experience in teaching English at the pre-school and primary levels to heritage and non-native English speakers in Mexico. In addition, she has 5 years of experience teaching Spanish (beginner to advanced) at Inlingua Language School, USA, and has worked as a private Spanish tutor. She is a co-writer and editor of materials for Young Learners (ages 6-17) and teachers/trainers. She has co-written and edited both published and online materials.

     

    Sarah is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and has lived in the UK, Ecuador and Mexico. She currently lives in Delaware, USA. Her special interest is writing effective and engaging English grammar lessons for English Language Learners. She has published with Harper Collins.

     

     

  • Juana Sagaray

    Juana Sagaray

    Associate Consultant

    Venezuela

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    Juana Sagaray

     

    Teacher of English. (UPEL, Venezuela)
    TESOL certificate: School For International Training. (Costa Rica)
    The United States Department of State. Institute on Contemporary U.S. Literature. (Louisville University, Kentucky, USA)
    Training English Teacher for Primary Education. (British Council Venezuela)
    MEd in Literature. (UPEL, Venezuela)
    Doctor in Education (UPEL, Venezuela)
     Languages: Spanish (native), English

    What inspires you in ELT?

    The conviction that human beings learn when they feel they are in an environment where they feel at ease and have confidence to participate and engage in a process that well enable  them to acquire the language. The fact that it is possible to make learning happen by providing this environment and the necessary tools, methodology, activities according to the learners' interests and necessities. To see how students progress and grow, these are some of the things that inspire me as an English teacher.

     

    Juana has been a teacher of English as a foreign language at a teaching training college in Venezuela (UPEL), for 19 years.  She has worked with all level of education from kindergarten to graduate courses. She’s one of the founders of the Masters program in English teaching and she is an active professor in this program. For the last six years, she has been the Head of the Linguistics Department at UPEL.

     

    She worked in an ELT project for the British Council, designing teaching materials for primary school teachers in Venezuela.

     

    Juana is a member of TESOL (Teachers of English for Students of Other Languages). She has delivered workshops in the teaching training area. She has also been an active researcher in the areas of language teaching and literature and has presented numerous lectures. She has written for the Spanish journal of education “Magister”

     

    Key words: Venezuela, primary, secondary, undergraduate courses, graduate courses, UPEL, British Council, teacher training, TESOL.

     

     

  • Maria Teresa Fernandez

    Maria Teresa Fernandez

    Associate Consultant

    Venezuela

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    Maria Fernandez

     

    Teacher of English. (UPEL, Venezuela)
    Training English Teacher for Primary Education. (British Council Venezuela)
    MEd in Teaching of Literature in English. (UPEL, Venezuela)

    Languages: Spanish (native), English

    What inspires you in ELT?

    As an EFL teacher, I can say that one of the things that inspires me the most is to see students' progress. Sometimes learners don't believe they can do it, but when they give it a try and finally achieve it , it's something that really feeds my spirit.  

     

    Maria works as English teacher trainer at UPEL. She has administered several subjects from the English teacher training pensum that include courses of language learning levels, grammar, teaching methodology and evaluation, and literature. She has worked in secondary education, undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also done in-company teaching of EFL and ESP. she has been a college teacher of English for 9 years.

     Since 2011 until the present time, she has been the Foreign language program coordinator at UPEL.  

     She worked in an ELT project for the British Council, designing teaching materials for primary school teachers in Venezuela. She also worked for the British Council as a trainer of primary school teachers

    She has delivered workshops in the teaching training area. She has also been an active researcher in the areas of language teaching and literature and has presented numerous lectures. She has written for the Spanish journal of education “Magister”

    Key words: Venezuela, primary, secondary, undergraduate courses, graduate courses, UPEL, British Council, teacher training.

     

     

  • Fergus Fadden

    Fergus Fadden

    Associate consultant

    Canada

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    DELTA – Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK)
    Accredited Tutor, CELTA and CELTA online (Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK)
    IH-COLT – International House – Certificate in Online Tutoring 
    LLB Irish Law
    NUI Maynooth-Computer Science and Software Engineering

    Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish (advanced), French (upper intermediate, Italian (elementary)

    What inspires you in ELT?

    From an early age I new that I had a passion for language. As I grew older this passion grew in a dedication to becoming a better communicator and helping others achieve those same goals.

    Over many years teaching I have had the opportunity to work with all levels and varying facets of teaching English e.g. ESP(Particularly for Lawyers and Aviation) & EAP

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    Fergus is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Over his career Fergus has developed first a keen interest and later a specialization in ICT(Information and Communication Technology) in ELT . While completing his Cambridge ESOL DELTA Fergus also wrote his module 3 specialization in teaching Exam classes. This lead to his first Director of Studies role in Sao Paulo, Brazil being extended into Head of Cambridge Exams.

    Fergus is currently working as head of development of the English Canada(Formerly ILI) Cloud9ESL Curriculum; a fully digital cloud based ESL/ELT curriculum mapped to the CEFR(Common European Framework of Reference): https://vimeo.com/130158876

    Fergus also works as a Cambridge ESOL CELT Main Course tutor for both the face to face and online courses. He has worked in many courses all over the world including: Ireland, France, Spain, Brazil, The USA, South Africa & Canada.

Australasia

  • Louise Baker

    Louise Baker

    Associate Consultant

    New Zealand

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    BA (Hons) Arab & Islamic Studies (Exeter University, UK)
    CELTA (Cambridge ESOL)
    CELT-YL (Cambridge ESOL)
    DELTA (Cambridge ESOL)
    Cambridge speaking examiner CAE, FCE, PET, KET, YLE
    IELTS tutor
     

    Louise is a globally mobile ELT consultant with 20 years of experience in ELT and teacher/trainer training. She has worked with international schools, private language institutes, kindergartens, universities, ministries of education and charities in London, Dublin, Oman, Bahrain, New Zealand and Vietnam. Her particular areas of interest are IELTS, Early Years and Primary. Her most recent position was as academic manager for young learners, where she implemented a major restructuring of the YL programme based on the Common European Framework of Reference, which included the development and implementation of a new Literacy programme, an Early Years programme, a SEN focus, a Parent-as-Partner programme and a professional development programme for Teaching Assistants. She was most recently published in IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers SIG, "Differentiation in the Primary EFL classroom" Issue 3 2015. She is now based in New Zealand and is currently working as a freelance consultant.

Europe & Wider Europe

  • Fiona Connolly

    Fiona Connolly

    Associate Consultant

    Eire and United Kingdom

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    BTEC HND Business and Finance (Thames Valley University, London, UK)
    CAMBRIDGE/RSA CERT TEFLA – Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (Cambridge/RSA, UK)
    YOUNGER LEARNERS’ EXTENSION (Cambridge/RSA, UK)
    CAMBRIDGE/RSA DELTA – Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge/RSA, UK)
    MA TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

     

    Fiona is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based between Ireland and the UK. Her specialism is in Teacher Training and she has been an accredited Cambridge ESOL CELTA tutor since 2000, working with mostly pre-service English Language teachers in a variety of contexts in Europe and further afield. She has also been involved in a number of Primary and Secondary Teacher-Training and Trainer-Training projects, most recently in Tunisia, Peru, Lebanon and South Sudan.

     

    Fiona has over 24 years of training and teaching experience, including mentoring and training new Teachers and Teacher Trainers, teaching English for Academic Purposes to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate learners, in-house Business English Teaching, Cambridge Examination preparation and the teaching of Younger Learners. She has also been involved in both Academic and Administrative Management in the Private Sector, with experience in course and materials design, production of literature for marketing purposes and the development of resources.   

     

     

  • Harry Kuchah

    Harry Kuchah

    Associate Consultant

    England, United Kingdom and Cameroon

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    BA in Bilingual Lettres (English & French), University of Yaounde, 1994
    MA in English Literacy Studies,  University of Yaounde, 1996
    Post Graduate Degree in Teach Education, Yaounde College of Education, 1996
    Mphil in Comparative Literature,University of Yaounde, 2000
     
    Hornby scholarship - MA in Teaching English to Young Learners (with Distinction), Warwick University, 2007
    PhD in ELT and Applied linguistics, Warwick University, 2013.
     

    Languages: English, (native) French, West African Pidgin 

    Harry Kuchah Kuchah is a Lecturer in TESOL in the Department of Education, The University of Bath. His research interests are in teaching young learners, context-appropriate ELT methodology, teaching large and multi-grade classes, learner autonomy and teacher development. He previously worked for 14 years as an ELT teacher trainer and Pedagogic Inspector for bilingual education at primary and secondary levels in Cameroon. His professional experience also includes school-based literacy support with very young learners in the UK, as well as, in-service teacher training and material development projects in West, Central and Southern Africa. He has also co-authored coursebooks for English language in nursery and primary schools in French speaking Africa. Harry is a member of the Hornby Alumni community.

    His volunteer roles include:  member of the IATEFL Teacher’s Associates committee,  Development Manager of the IATEFL Research Sig, E-bulletin (Editor) Research Network on Learner Autonomy (ReNLA), Committee member of the Teaching English in Large Classes (TELC) Research Network, Cameroonian English Language Teacher’s Association (CAMELTA), and is a past events co-ordinator of the IATEFL YLT Sig. Harry has also been a teacher trainer for the American Peace Corps in Cameroon. Harry is an Associate Consultant for ELT-Consultants.

  • Fiona Malcolm

    Fiona Malcolm

    Associate Consultant

    Scotland, United Kingdom

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    BA HONS Politics with History (Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
    Trinity TESOL – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity College/Langside College, UK)
    YOUNGER LEARNERS’ EXTENSION (Cambridge/British Council, Bahrain)
    CAMBRIDGE DELTA – Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge/ IH Barcelona, Spain.)
    MA TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Sheffield Hallam University, UK).

     


    Fiona is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Scotland and globally mobile. Her specialisms include the use of drama and storytelling with primary and secondary learners (ages 6 to 17), as well as extensive teacher training projects. She has 20 years of experience in ELT, teacher / trainer training for primary, secondary and university contexts. Her consulting work has included primary and secondary curriculum development, teacher development and training, mentor development delivery and support, as well as crafting SMS Language courses for both Orange and Nokia in Kenya and Senegal. She has worked with Ministries of Education, publishers, private training institutes, education providers and external stakeholders.

     
    Fiona has worked in a variety of countries such as South Korea, Turkey, Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kazakhstan and Ukraine and has lead workshops and presented papers at TESOL Arabia and other ELT conferences in the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). She was most recently published in IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers SIG, "Puppet Power - beyond the Primary frontier" Issue 1 2015.

      

    Fiona is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants

  • Tania Pugliese

    Tania Pugliese

    Associate Consultant

    Sardinia, Italy

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    Tania Pugliese
    CELTA Teacher Trainer
    IELTS & PET examiner
    MSc in ELT Management (University of Surrey, UK)
    DTEFLA - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (British Council, Milan, Italy)
    Degree in Anglo-American Literature – (University of Genoa, Italy)

    Languages: Italian (native), English 

    What inspires me in ELT?

    The people. Meeting new people, learning from them as much as they learn from me. The enriching experience of giving and receiving from people of all walks of life, each with their own special cultural and personal background. The joy of hearing their stories, exchanging views and discovering their worlds, is surely one of the most fascinating and motivating aspects of my work.

     

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    Tania is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) teacher trainer and University lecturer based in Olbia, Italy. She enjoys working with both aspiring and experienced teachers to develop their skills within challenging contexts. Tania has extensive experience training teachers from different educational backgrounds to help them become competent ELT practitioners.  

     

    She has been working in the ELT industry for over 20 years and has participated in various projects for the British Council, Ministries of Education, Higher Colleges of Technology, private training institutes, education providers in primary, secondary and vocational contexts. She loves discovering new places and learning about different cultures. She holds dual nationality, is tri-lingual and she has worked in a variety of countries such as China, Morocco, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Italy, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. She currently trains teachers for the Cambridge accredited CELTA teacher training course around the world. She also lectures at the University of Sassari on their under gradutate and post graduate course, she is an IELTS and PET examiner, and delivers teacher training and professional development units on request. Her work as Assistant Teaching Centre Manager at the British Council, Tunis, and Chair of English at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE, has given her deep insight into curriculum development as well as setting up mentoring and CPD programmes for teachers.   

     

    Tania has lead workshops and presented papers at IATEFL Dubai and other ELT conferences in the United Arab Emirates. Tania is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants.

     

    Key words: Dubai UAE, primary, secondary, British Council, Ministries of Education, China, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Italy, CELTA, DTEFLA, IATEFL

  • Rosie Anderson

    Rosie Anderson

    Associate Consultant

    Italy

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    Rosie Anderson
    CELTA Teacher Trainer
    DELTA (Bell 2000)
    IELTS, KET& PET examiner
    BA Geography (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, UK)

     Languages: English (native); French (excellent); Thai (very good speaking); Spanish (basic all skills)

    Rosie is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) teacher trainer based in Brindisi, Italy. She enjoys working with both aspiring and experienced teachers to develop their skills within challenging contexts. Rosie has extensive experience training teachers from different educational backgrounds and contexts to help them become competent ELT practitioners.  

     

    She has been working in the ELT industry for over 20 years and has participated in various projects for the British Council, Ministries of Education, Higher Colleges of Technology, private training institutes, education providers in primary, secondary and vocational contexts. She loves discovering new places and learning about different cultures. She holds British nationality, speaks French and Thai, and she has worked in a variety of countries such as Thailand, The United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Argentina, UK, Italy, Kuwait and Australia. She currently works for the Cambridge accredited CELTA teacher training course around the world as a freelance CELTA tutor and administrator. She has experience in setting up new Cambridge CELTA centres and training new Cambridge ESOL trainers. She is an IELTS, KET and PET examiner and has experience of curriculum design and development within the British Council in Egypt, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. She set up the Young Learner Programme at the British Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the model of which has been replicated in all British Councils within Saudi Arabia. She re-designed both YL and Teen curriculums at The British Council, Thailand, which were cascaded through all BC Bangkok centres. She has delivered in-house training for British Council YL teachers in Thailand, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She delivered TKT General, YL and CLIL training for local primary and secondary school teachers at King Abdulaziz University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), the first co-educational programme in Saudi Arabia.

     

    Rosie is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants.

    Key words: teacher training, materials development, curriculum design, primary, secondary, British Council, Ministries of Education, Egypt, Thailand, The United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Argentina, UK, Italy, Kuwait and Australia, CELTA, DELTA, Cambridge ESOL

  • Nele Noe

    Nele Noe

    Associate Consultant

    Belgium & Peru

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    Nele Noe

    BED in Secondary Education, major in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (KDG College, Belgium)
    MA in TEFL/TESL - Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (University of Birmingham, UK)
    Teaching License ESL - English as a Second Language Pre-Kindergarten- Grade 12 (State of Virginia, USA)
    MA in International Educational Leadership and Policy (University of Maryland, USA)
    Certificate in Project Development and Management in NGOs (Human Rights Education Association, USA)
    Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation in NGOs(Human Rights Education Association, USA)
    Jolly Phonics and Grammar Certified Trainer (Jolly Learning, UK)
    Certificate International Leadership and Management (ILMP)(Council of International Schools & Fieldwork Education, UK)
    CELTA Pass A - Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (International House, Colombia)
    Diploma in Teacher Training LLTC Level 6(London Teacher Training College, UK) (in progress)

    Languages: English (native); Dutch and French (fluent professional proficiency); German & Spanish (basic) 

    Nele is an international education consultant. Her areas of expertise are teacher training and young learners (ages 4-16). She has more than 17 years of ELT experience in teaching primary, secondary and adult learners and as a teacher trainer. She has developed and delivered customized training courses and workshops for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America working on both pre-service and in-service teacher training, coaching and mentoring projects. She also has experience developing teacher and teacher training programs and materials for a wide range of audiences. As an educational consultant she has worked on school start-up, school improvement, staff performance management and accreditation projects and has held senior leadership roles in schools and language institutes. Besides government and private school contracts, she has worked with publishers, NGOs, private language institutes and other education providers globally. Recently she has been working on government teacher training projects with primary and secondary English teachers in Turkey, Peru and Lebanon.

     

    Key words: teacher training, young learners, Middle East, Europe, Asia, South America, pre-service, in-service, coaching & mentoring, school start-up, school improvement, staff performance management, accreditation

  • Kerry Powell

    Kerry Powell

    Associate Consultant

    England, United Kingdom

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    Kerry Powell
    MA TEYL – Teaching English to Young Learner (University of York, UK)
    RSA Dip TEFL
    PGCE
    BA Hons

    Languages: English, Spanish

    What inspires you in ELT?

    I am passionate about education and life-long learning and the journey to find out how we can really contribute to our communities and the world. I love my work, especially working with professionals from around the world as it gives me a sense of being part of a global community. Through education, I see the opportunity for us to discover more about ourselves – our passions and talents - as well as marvelling at the wonder of the world around.  

    Kerry has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, in teacher development and as a writer. She has worked in English language teaching organisations and International schools in Europe and South America and in the UK state primary and secondary schools. Her experience includes teaching and management in primary and international schools and teaching, teacher training and coordination in ELT organisations.

    In addition to teaching and teacher development, over the past six years, much of her time has been spent writing educational materials for the international ELT market. This has included writing readers, teacher’s books, course books, supplementary booklets and materials for an e-learning course.

    Over her career, Kerry has worked with teachers from all over the world and has lived in 8 different countries. She has run teacher development courses for organisations such as Pilgrims, the British Council, Bell, Lal, and ELC and has presented at various international conferences.

    In her free time, she enjoys volunteering as a Room/Tour Guide and gardener for the National Trust, volunteering for the RHS Schools programme in Surrey, playing in a concert band, writing for pleasure and long walks in the Surrey countryside.  She currently lives on a boat in the UK with her Peruvian dog.

    Key words: teacher; primary, secondary; author in ELT; teacher/trainer training; IATEFL YLT Sig committee; IATEFL YLT Sig C&Ts co-editor
  • Chaz Pugliese

    Chaz Pugliese

    Associate Consultant

    Paris, France

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    PhD candidate (in progress 2012) Universite Paris V Descartes and Universite du Maine, Le Mans 'Creativity and Motivation in Language Teaching'

    Multiple Intelligences and Teaching for Understanding, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, USA 2000-2002

    MA TESOL Applied Linguistics - Sheffield 1999

    Post-graduate Diploma TESOL 19998

    Trinity Licentiate Diploma TESOL 1998

    RSA CELTA (IH, Rome) 1991

    Languages: English, Italian, French (native); Spanish (conversational), Czech (elementary), Greek and Latin (written)

    Chaz Pugliese, is a trainer, presenter and author working from Paris, France.

    Previously Director of Teacher Training at Pilgrims, UK, he continues to collaborate with Pilgrims as well as with other top Teacher Training institutes in the UK on a freelance basis. He has run several consultancies in Malaysia, Greenland, and, for the British Council, in China.

    Chaz has trained hundreds of teachers all over the world, has been a keynote speaker at conferences  in as many as 30 countries and has contributed over 60 articles and papers to all major ELT publications.

    In 2013 he co-founded, with Alan Maley,  the 'Creativity Group'.

    His first book, Being Creative : the Challenge of Change in the Classroom. was published by Delta in 2010. His second book, The Principled Communicative Approach, with Zoltan Dornyei and Jane Arnold was published by Helbling in 2015. A third title (on Motivation) is in preparation and will come out in 2017.

    His research interests are: General Methodology, Motivation and Creativity in Language Teaching, Fluency and Spoken Grammar, and Group Processes. 

    Chaz is a keen long distance runner. He also enjoys playing jazz on his beloved Gibson guitars, and likes any music that is raw, genuine and real.

  • Swany Gurung

    Swany Gurung

    Associate Consultant

    England, UK & Spain

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    Swany Gurung

     
    Accredited CELTA tutor (Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults)

    Young Learners Extension (Cambridge/RSA Barcelona)
    DELTA (Cambridge/RSA London)

     Languages: French, German, Spanish and Hindi.


    Swany has written courses, led trainings and facilitated workshops in North Africa, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia and has worked for Ministries, INGOs, International schools and the British Council.  She is  a qualified examiner and an examiner trainer for Cambridge and British Council exams.  As well as mentoring teachers of English for Academic Purposes, she has delivered trainings for native and non-native primary and secondary school teachers in a wide range of settings.  She has had practical experience teaching early years, primary and secondary students in developing countries and has recently been delivering courses for teachers in Lebanon, Tunisia and Spain.  

  • Andrew Laird

    Andrew Laird

    Associate Consultant

    Italy and Japan

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    Andrew Laird

    MSc in Applied Linguistics (University of Edinburgh)

    Diploma in TESOL (Trinity College, London)

    CELTA (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

    BA Joint Honours in History and Industrial Relations (University of Strathclyde)

     

    Andrew has worked in Italy, the UK and Japan on numerous projects for universities, private language schools and exam boards during his 22 years in ELT.  A British citizen and a keen language learner himself, speaking Italian (C2 level) and Japanese (JLPT4), he currently trains teachers on Cambridge accredited CELTA courses and  has over 15 years’ experience as Director of Studies in a private language school.

    This role has given him an understanding of the challenges involved in managing a large team of teachers. Much of his time involves creating and delivering in-house teacher training programmes, devising courses and developing assessment tools. His greatest job satisfaction comes from helping teachers develop into self-directed professionals and offering consultancy to schools in order to improve the quality of the language services they provide to their students.

    He has experience of setting up a CELTA Centre and running Cambridge Exam sessions. He is a Team Leader for Cambridge English and responsible for the training and monitoring of Speaking Examiners.  As well as  being a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner for YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE,  he is a TKT Practical Examiner, a Distance DELTA Local Tutor and a Seminar Presenter for Cambridge English.  In 2006 he was appointed as an Educational Inspector for the AISLi Association and he visits schools regularly to evaluate how effective they are in ensuring quality in the services and teaching they provide.

    He is currently working on a project exploring how schools can best exploit social media and another examining how schools can cater for students with special needs, in particular, dyslexia. 

     


    Key words: Italy, Japan ,University of Edinburgh, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Speaking Examiner Team Leader, CELTA Tutor, Cambridge Seminar Presenter,  Director of Studies, TKT Practical Examiner,  Distance DELTA Local Tutor,  AISLi  Schools Inspector, Teacher Trainer and School Management Consultant, language course design,  testing and assessment,  quality assurance, social media, students with special needs,  dyslexia.

  • Natalia Tsarikova

    Natalia Tsarikova

    Associate Consultant

    Uzbekistan

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    Natalia Tsarikova

    Diploma in TEFL (Pedagogical Institute, Uzbekistan)

    Certificate in Trainer Training (OSI - Uzbekistan)

    Certificate in Mentor Trainer Training course (Nepal, British Council)

    MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (SIT, Brattleboro, VT, USA)

    Languages: Russian (native), English (fluent)

     

    Natalia is an international ELT (English Language Teaching consultant) based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has worked as an international ELT projects manager, teacher trainer and materials developer.

    Natalia has over 8 years of project management experience with the British Council leading on ELT projects in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Iran and Afghanistan, which aimed at raising the levels of English and teaching of in-service English teachers. She has an extensive experience of working with ministries of education and organisaion of international conferences with the representatives from ministries, teacher training institutions and teacher associations. She also has experience of managing a vocational education and primary textbook development project in Uzbekistan and organization of related policy dialogue events with major stakeholders.

    Natalia has 16 years of experience in ELT in the capacity of a teacher, trainer, project manager and materials developer for in-service teacher development programmes in Uzbekistan for school, college and university teachers. She presented at local and international conferences.

  • Nik Peachey

    Nik Peachey

    Associate Consultant-digital education specialist

    England, United Kingdom

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    Nik Peachey

    M.Ed. Educational Tech & ELT University of Manchester 2004

    UCLES Approved CELTA Trainer International House, Barcelona, Spain 1998

    RSA Diploma TEFLA International House, London UK 1997

    RSA Certificate TEFLA International House, Cairo, Egypt 1992

     

    Nik is a digital education expert with 20+ years' international experience. He has a diverse

    skill-set encompassing digital content production, team management; syllabus and

    curriculum design, product and course design; project management; instructional

    design; faculty recruitment, training and development; technical liaison between tech and

    content teams, thought leadership and digital marketing.

    Previous clients and employers have included GoogleLabs, British Council, International

    House, Open University, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan,

    Bell Educational Services, Westminster University and many more.

    Awards

    Innovation in Teacher Resources - Shortlisted for June 2016

    ‘Digital Video - A Manual for Language Teachers’ - Independent iBook production.

    Excellence in Course Innovation - Winner 2012

    ‘Blended Learning in ELT’ - Online course designed for Bell Educational Services.

    Innovation in ELT Materials - Runner up 2010

    ‘Daily English Activities’ - Independent blog.

  • Thanh Nguyen

    Thanh Nguyen

    Associate Consultant

    England, United Kingdom

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    MA TESOL

    Trinity DipTESOL

    PGCE

    BA Hons Open Degree (Pacific Studies and History)

    Languages: English (native), Vietnamese (basic), Arabic (very basic)

     
    Thanh was born and brought up in Birmingham, UK and has been teaching English since 2007 and has taught in Indonesia, Yemen, UK and Sudan. His main interests are in teaching English to young learners in large classes in ‘difficult’ circumstances, syllabus design and teacher training. Thanh has worked on Sudan’s English Language Curriculum Reform Project (ELCR), where he designed and delivered a ToT (Training of Trainers) course to over 200 teachers across Sudan. He has also worked on smaller projects, such as report writing courses for business clients, reading and writing syllabus for young learners preparing the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exams as well as having Cambridge YLE and IELTS examining experience.

  • Kate Gregson

    Kate Gregson

    Associate Consultant

    France

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    Kate Gregson

     

    MA in Teaching English to Young Learners (University of York, UK)

    Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)

    Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (University of Aston, UK)

    BSc (Hons) in European Studies and Modern Languages (German) (University of Aston, UK)

     Languages: English (native), French, German and Japanese

    Kate has worked in the ELT industry for over 20 years in a wide range of contexts and countries. She has had extensive experience of teaching English to adults and young learners at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in South America, East Asia, the Middle East and Europe in this time. Kate has also been a pre- and in-service teacher trainer for many years. She was involved in in-service training in Hong Kong, worked in the UAE training pre-service primary and secondary school teachers and has supervised teachers as students at Master’s level for many years.

     

    She currently works freelance on various projects: training, materials and course writing and teaching. She has written and content edited teacher online training courses for Cambridge English, young learner teaching materials for Oxford University Press and has been involved in other projects with ELT providers. During her time with the British Council, Kate also managed ELT projects with partners and was involved in resources management, teacher management, course design and professional development for staff.

     

    Kate lives in France and is an associate consultant with ELT-Consultants. She is a native English speaker, but also speaks French, German and Japanese.

     

  • Debra Marsh

    Debra Marsh

    Associate Consultant -eLearning specialist

    France and UK

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    Debra Marsh

    °       MEd in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), the University of Leeds

    °       R.S.A. Diploma in TEFLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), the University of Lyon, France

    °       Teaching and Learning On-Line (Accredited module for MA in Distance Education and Training) the Open University, Milton Keynes

    °       CLP (Certified eLearning Professional), The Training Foundation, Coventry

    °       HELLO (Helping eLearners Learn Online), Learn Direct, Sheffield  

     

     

    Debra is a qualified and skilled learning design professional with over 20 years experience in education, much of which has been in senior management roles. She is passionate about learning and teaching and has  a keen interest in the application of educational technology and its potential to motivate us to learn.

     

    Debra has been at the forefront of learning innovation since 1995 when she project managed the development of one of the very  first online EFL courses and early virtual learning environments. She has since worked on a  large number of different of projects and been involved in every aspect of developing and implementing  blended and online learning.

     

    Debra areas of expertise in the field of online and blended learning include

    °       Strategy concept and vision

    °       Pedagogical design

    °       Programme curriculum  design

    °       Content writing and editing

    °       Teacher development

    °       Impact evaluation and research

  • Pete Sharma

    Pete Sharma

    Associate Consultant-IT and ELT specialist

    England, United Kingdom

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    Pete Sharma

    M. Ed in Educational Technology and ELT, Manchester University 2006

    COLTE Certificate of On-line Teaching of English, NetLearn languages 2002

    Skills of Teacher training, International House, Hastings 1994

    RSA Diploma, International House, Hastings 1990

    M.A. (Cantab) English Literature 1981

     
    Pete currently works as a pre-sessional lecturer in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and as a business English teacher. He is Director of Training for Pete Sharma Associates (PSA), a teacher trainer and consultant, specialised in Technology-enhanced language learning and Blended Learning. He worked for many years in business English as a teacher trainer, materials writer and training manager. Pete is a regular conference presenter at IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group) conferences and has given plenary talks and keynotes at conferences around the world.

    Projects 

    Include development of online training modules for using ICT in ELT; delivery of online courses on Blended Learning for iTDi and PSA (Pete Sharma Associates) 2015 / 2016 using Google+ and English360 platforms; Director of Summer School in ICT E-Sharing for the British Council, Argentina (February 2012); Trainer on British Council Roadshow Plugged in and Connected Argentina (2013) and developing a grid of technology competences for language teachers as part of CPD.

     

    Languages: Spanish (fluent) / French (re-intermediate) / German (beginner)

    Pete was the Newsletter Editor of the IATEFL CALL Review 2008-2009
     

    His passions include film, travel and yoga.

  • Jennifer Dobson

    Jennifer Dobson

    Associate Consultant

    Spain

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    Cambridge RSA/DELTA – Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

    IH-Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners. (International House)

    Joint BA Hons. Degree in English (linguistics and literature) and Theatre studies. (University of Lancaster, UK)

    Cert ICT - Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology. (Trinity College London/The Consultants-e)

    E-moderation - A training course for online tutors. (The Consultants-e)

    mLearning in practice – Training course for learning with mobile devices. (The Consultants-e)

    IH-COLT 4 – Certificate in Online Tutoring. (International House)

     

    Languages: English and Spanish.

     

    What inspires you in ELT?

     

    I particularly love teaching YLs and VYLs, and find it as equally inspiring to see the progress in a child’s language learning, as much as seeing their personal development.

    In the classroom, I very much enjoy working with the young leaners on the importance of encouraging caring values, and learning skills, that are transferrable to their outside lives.

    I love the fun of telling stories, singing songs, doing craft, playing games and seeing the world through a child’s eyes.

    I especially enjoy a child’s excitement, when teaching CLIL at early years, when you’re the first person to have shown the children, the magical things about the world around them.

    I’m also a fan of all things techy, and like to maintain a balance between the best of hands-on fun, with the latest exciting digital developments.

     

    Jennifer is a teacher, teacher trainer, and published elt author, based in Southern Spain, where she also worked as an ICT coordinator. She has written and edited primary and early years materials for Oxford University Press, Pearson, and Cambridge University Press. Most recent publications for Oxford University Press include being the storybook writer and co-author of the Starter level of ‘Daisy, Robin and Me’. She’s also recently written some of the recent Oxford University Press pre primary and primary ‘How to’ methodology guides.

    She’s been involved in teaching training for over 20 years, giving conference talks, training sessions, webinars and methodology courses for publishers, teacher groups and associations, as a local DELTA tutor for Bell and International House, and on Pilgrims summer courses. She enjoys equally training both online and f2f.

  • Amanda Heeney

    Amanda Heeney

    Associate Consultant - IT specialist

    England, UK

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    BSc(Hons) - Information Management & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University

    Professional Development Award in Network Administration

    City & Guilds Certificate in Delivering and Learning, Peterborough Regional College

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Greenwich University

    Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology, Liverpool University

     

    She has welcomed the chance to inspire learners and aid the development of new skills required for the workplace. She is used to helping other educators develop learners technical knowledge and feels by supporting vocational training she is providing people with the skills and knowledge to better themselves and increase their employment potential.

     

    She has spent over 15 years delivering vocational qualifications and enjoys exploring the working elements of computer systems. Covering the whole range of skills required to build, maintain, upgrade and network computer systems has helped many learners gain employment within their chosen career fields. She has previously helped learners through their BCS ECDL qualifications, enabling them to use common office software more productively and ensuring they can provide the service that many businesses rely upon.

     

    During her career she has worked with a wide range of learners from preschool to higher education, delivering a range of qualifications. She is used to developing resources to meet various awarding body criteria and continually gains higher than average success rates.

     

    She is an active member of Computing At Schools since 2013 and through this collaborative platform has helped develop sessions to support teachers facing curriculum changes within the field of computing. She looks forward to attending events, such as the annual National CAS Conference for Teachers of Computing, and the developments ahead in this progressive subject area.

  • Chris Goodchild

    Chris Goodchild

    Associate Consultant - IT specialist

    England, UK

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    Chris is a writer who delights in helping others to achieve. Whether it be life skills or more technical material, Chris is capable of taking complex concepts and making them accessible to people who are either new to the field or for whom their primary language is not English.

    As you'd expect from someone with a background in Engineering and IT, Chris values clarity, accuracy and practicality. His published non-fiction books help people in honing life skills and dealing with chronic illness. In a more technical vein, he has written IT training courses introducing Computer Networking and Microsoft Office skills. Additionally he has prepared training manuals, and delivered training, for a variety of software products.

    Chris spent 13 years working his way up through the IT sector before deciding to become his own boss. These days he works on a wider spread of projects, with a greater variety of people, having much more fun and, consequently, producing his best quality work.


    BEng (Hons) - Civil Engineering, Nottingham University
    ITIL v2 Foundation
    Six Sigma Tools & Techniques
    ITIL v3 Foundation

  • Christina Taylor

    Christina Taylor

    Associate Consultant - SEN (special educational needs) specialist

    England, UK

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    Christina Taylor

    England, United Kingdom

    TEFL – Teaching English as a foreign language

    Dyslexia and foreign language teaching (Future Learn)

    MA DiP – Special Educational Needs (Liverpool John Moores’ University, UK)

    PGCE Secondary Science (Edge Hill University, Ormskirk UK)’

    BSc (HONS) Applied Science (Liverpool John Moores’ University, UK)

     

    Christina is currently resigned from teaching to take care of her son, Noah until he goes to school.

    Christina began her career as a Secondary Science teacher to students in KS3 and KS4 at a school in a deprived area in the UK; she taught biology, physics and chemistry. Christina thoroughly enjoyed working with the young people, who presented many challenges and in her second year of teaching was promoted to Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), a role which she did alongside her teaching. She trained for her MA DiP (SEN) while working as SENCO and teacher. This role gave her a much more in depth understanding of the needs of young people and what provisions and strategies they required for their needs to be met and barriers to education overcome. In her fourth year of teaching this role was expanded to “Inclusion leader” this involved ensuring that all students in the school community has access to a full and varied national curriculum despite any needs, disabilities or differences that they may have. This role exposed her to working with many different support agencies within the community which she learnt a lot about meeting the needs of young people from.

    After 8 years of working in the UK, in the same establishment, Christina moved to the United Arab Emirates and took on the task of developing an Individual Needs department in an International School in Dubai. Here she gained experience working with students from Year 1 to Year 13, and was also Child Protection Officer. After 3 years she decided that she would like to immerse herself in the local culture more and began working in a local Primary School for boys. Here her role as Year 3 teacher was expanded to Head of Humanities and Head of Personal, Health and Social Education in her second year; she was also a member of the Senior Leadership team in her final year there.

    In all of her various teaching roles Christina has been involved in staff development and provided various training opportunities for staff at her school; in particular developing the learning support assistants. She has also taken on external roles as assessor, curriculum developer and personal tutor. She is passionate about education and has thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunities to work with so many different cultures in her posts in the UAE.

    Christina was born in Liverpool, UK where she was also raised and educated.

Middle East & North Africa

  • Nahla Al Malki

    Nahla Al Malki

    Associate Consultant

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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    BS Management and Computer Science (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)
    DELTA  - Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge ESOL, UK)
    CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (Cambridge ESOL, UK)

     Languages: Arabic (native), English, French (intermediate)

    What inspires me in ELT?

    I was an English language learner taught by both state and private teachers. Training teachers who once taught me is highly inspiring for me! I work on motivating them by showing them that they can enable their learners to discover and experiment with language at high standards despite limited facilities and time. The moment teachers try, with success, the essential classroom techniques I demonstrate to them, that is what makes me love what I do!

     

    Nahla is a regional ELT consultant based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has a special interest in Teacher Training and is a certified Cambridge ESOL CELTA trainer. She has in depth experience training teachers in the public and private sector around the Gulf region and mainly in Saudi Arabia where she has lived for over 20 years.  Her consultancy work has included teacher training and contribution to course development for ministries and local establishments such as private colleges as well as course development for vocational studies. She was also a part of various teams for projects lead by publishers and consultancy firms such as Macmillan and Pera consulting.  She is a regular trainer at the British Council, Jeddah

     

    Nahla is a member of TESOL Arabia and KSAALT (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association for Language Teachers – Jeddah chapter).  She is also a native Arabic speaker making communication with stakeholders in the public sector smooth. Nahla is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants.

  • Anna Hasper

    Anna Hasper

    Associate Consultant

    Dubai, UAE

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    CELTA Certificate– Certificate in English Language Teacher to Adults (Wellington, New Zealand)
    YL Extension to CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners (Casablanca, Morocco)
    Delta - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (ATTC, Sydney, Australia)
    GradDip in Primary Education – Graduate Diploma in Primary Education (=PGCE) (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
    MEd in Education in Applied Linguistics (Open University, UK)
    Languages: English, Dutch (both native); Swedish, French, German (all upper intermediate); Spanish (low intermediate); Chinese and Arabic (beginner)
    What inspires me in ELT?
     
    I truly think it’s my love for people and the fact that we can learn so much from our students too, we are all learners is life. It doesn't matter where you are from, where you live, through enstablishing mutual respect we can build on our similarities, and in the end we all seem to want the same… to create better opportunities in life and be happy! Knowing that I can enable learners of English, get them on the way by guiding their first steps of their journey makes me realise I can make a difference in this world. No matter how small that difference might be, having a positive impact on one life can mean better future opportunities for a family, a community or even a village!  Teaching and training keeps me on my toes, it challenges myself professionally and personally and allows me to share my passion for learning, languages and cultures with others! Honestly, I don’t feel like I’ve got a job… it’s a passion I get paid for!

     

    Anna is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She’s a self-confessed addict to learning. Her passion is to enable teachers to enhance effective teaching & learning within challenging contexts. Anna’s specialism is enabling primary and secondary school teachers with local constraints, such as limited resources, to become the best teacher they can by enhancing all students’ learning opportunities through engagement.

     

    She has been working in the ELT industry for over 13 years and has worked on various projects for the British Council, Ministries of Education, private training institutes, education providers and publishers in primary, secondary and vocational contexts. She loves exploring new places and learning about different cultures and she has worked in a variety of countries such as China, Jordan, Morocco, Iran, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Gabon and Algeria. She currently writes and trains teachers for publishers and delivers a variety of Cambridge accredited teacher training courses (TKT, CELTA, YL Ex & Delta Mod3) around the world. She also writes and delivers bespoke teacher training and professional development units on request. Her work as a Director of Studies and a teacher within the primary school system in New Zealand has given her an insight into curriculum development as well as setting up mentoring and CPD programmes for teachers.  She’s passionate about working with young and very young learners (ages 3 to 13) and is involved in online tutoring of primary and secondary school teachers for the British Council and writing materials and social media resources for local state school teachers. 

     

    Anna is a member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) YLT Sig (Young Learners & Teenagers Special Interest Group) and has written articles for ETP and Bingo (Kenyan School Journal). She writes and delivers workshops for MacMillan and National Geographic Cengage on student-driven teaching and her special interest is educational psychology, SEN as well as developing higher-level thinking skills and learning to learn. Anna is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants.

  • Clair Hattle

    Clair Hattle

    Associate Consultant

    Dubai, UAE

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    Clair M. Hattle

     

    Cambridge CELTA Certificate– Certificate in English Language Teacher to Adults (Barcelona, Spain)

    Cambridge YL Extension to CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners (Barcelona, Spain)

    International House Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners (Barcelona, Spain)

    Cambridge Delta - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Barcelona, Spain)

    IH Director of Studies Certificate (International House World Organisation)

    MEd in Online and Distance Education (Open University, UK - ongoing)

     

    Clair is an international ELT (English Language Teaching) consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She’s loves learning and development, and believes (as her father says) that “every day is a school day”. Her passion is to enable teachers to enhance effective teaching & learning within challenging contexts. Clair’s specialisms are in teacher development and educational management.

     

    She has been working in the ELT industry for almost 15 years now and has worked on various projects for International House, Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council, education authorities such as Ministry of Education, private training institutes, publishers, and education providers across mainstream, vocational and higher education contexts. She loves expanding her knowledge and awareness of different cultures, working in a wide variety of places such as: Jordan, Germany, Qatar, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Scotland, Thailand, South Africa, Spain, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, and Hong Kong. She currently trains teachers for publishers and exams, in addition to delivering Cambridge accredited CELTA courses and conducting school inspections around the world.

     

    Having experience both as a Director of Studies and Managing Director of a training institute, Clair has a solid understanding of effective educational leadership as a middle manager and school head. She enjoys sharing her experience with schools to implement quality teacher development/performance management programmes, and supporting school managers in leadership development. She understands the challenges in successfully balancing academic needs with business management requirements, whilst maintaining quality standards.   She’s passionate about learner-centred teaching and training, attracting and retaining great teachers, and has a keen interest in the best use of technology in learning and development.

     

    Clair is a member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Teacher Training and the Leadership & Management SIGs (Special Interest Groups), and TESOL Arabia. She also served on the board of International House World Organisation. Clair is an Associate Consultant with ELT-Consultants.

     

    Key words: Dubai UAE, teacher development, training, International House, IHWO, Ministries of Education, Jordan, Germany, Qatar, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Scotland, Thailand, South Africa, Spain, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, and Hong Kong, Technology, eLearning, mLearning, TKT, CELTA, YL Ext, DELTA, IATEFL TT Sig, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Speaking Examiner Team Leader, IELTS, Educational Leadership, Strategy, Education Management, Director, Assessor, Inspector

  • Jennifer Law

    Jennifer Law

    Associate Consultant

    Dubai, UAE

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    Jennifer Law
    Diploma in French - Open University (UK)
    BA (Open) majoring in English – Open University, Milton Keynes
    DELTA - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge, UK)
    CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge, UK)
    Masters in Applied Linguistics (University of Nottingham, UK)

     Languages: English, French, Italian

    Jennifer is an international Education and Training Consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She has worked in MENA and the Far East over the last 10 years and has gained a strong understanding of the needs of teachers and learners in the sphere of EFL education. She has designed and delivered teacher training courses which include bespoke Certificates in English Language Teaching, courses for Native Arabic speakers to deliver English medium teaching in science, mathematics and English, the Cambridge In Service Certificate in English Language Teaching plus, train the trainer and cascade teacher training programmes. Other areas of her work include:  the writing of teacher handbooks and toolkits for specific areas of secondary / tertiary education, the development of needs analysis, QA and strategic planning tools, the design of thematic task-based Primary English programmes and the design and delivery of English for Specific purposes in the corporate context. She has worked with a variety of clients including Education Councils, Islamic Universities, State departments and corporate clients such as State Aviation Authorities and Oil and Gas providers.

     

    Jennifer has made additional professional contributions as a conference speaker and workshop designer. Events include key note speaking at the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation – Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH) where her theme was Using 21st Century Media and Technology for Teaching and Learning Vocational and Technical Courses in English. She has more recently researched the impact of intercultural phenomena in communication and training and brings this expertise in ICC to all her International consultancy projects.

     

Sub-Sahara Africa

  • Jenny Kinnear

    Jenny Kinnear

    Associate Consultant

    South Africa

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    Bachelor of Arts (English and Mathematics as majors) – University of Johannesburg
    Bachelor of Education (Honours) with specialism in Education Management and Adult Learning - – University of Johannesburg
    Higher Education Diploma (with English and Mathematics as majors) – Rand College of Education
    TEFLINK Master course in TEFL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    Monitoring and Evaluation course (Regenesys) – with special focus on policy implementation

    Languages: English and Afrikaans (native)

    Jenny is an international education and training consultant working from South Africa (SA), with more than 33 years’ experience in teaching, teacher education, and programme and curriculum policy development. She previously was the national Director for Schools for Grades R to 9, where she managed curriculum and assessment policy implementation for all subjects, monitored curriculum implementation is all schools country-wide, and commissioned all curriculum support projects including projects with the British Council, numerous publishers and international consultancies to support English teaching.  In this role, she was also responsible for developing standards, programmes and implementation plans for all 11 Languages and for managing the incremental introduction of African languages in schools in SA.

    With an evidence-based approach to programme development, she is able to bridge policy into practice, and design teacher development strategies and programmes in almost any developmental context, including multi-graded rural contexts.   She has worked in many African contexts, advising on and supporting development of both curriculum and teacher development processes. 

    She has a passion for ensuring that all classrooms remain inclusive environments of learning and teaching, especially in contexts where Languages, social-economic and cultural issues impact on learner performance.  She promotes the ideology that ALL learners can learner, and have the right to access and receive good quality learning opportunities. 

    She has presented at numerous international conferences and government study missions, presented to international study tours (from especially other African countries) on the National Curriculum, was the representative on a Higher Education Task Team on Language Development in South Africa, and evaluated course materials from many different publishers. She remains committed to transforming education practices in her own country as well as contributing to development agendas in other countries.

     
  • Richard Finch

    Richard Finch

    Associate Consultant

    South Africa

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    Richard Finch.

    B.ED Degree.( Drama and Theatre in Education) University of London, Goldsmiths’ College.

    Diploma in Counselling (Loss and Bereavement Specialism), University of London, Goldsmiths’ College.

    MA (Education) University of Sussex. Curriculum Design and Development. Language Arts.

    Richard is an International Teacher Trainer and  Drama and Language Consultant with more than forty years in Secondary School teaching, University teaching in both the UK and Namibia. Since 2008, he has set up a number of Conferences and Seminars in sub Saharan Africa and has led In Service Courses for Teachers from all phases of Education in Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Namibia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. More recently he has worked in the Caribbean and in Peru.

    Richard has also directed Youth Theatre Productions and Drama Workshops in the UK, Finland, Czech Republic and in other European countries.

    He has a special interest in Literature from around the world and has devised Teachers’ Courses in Literature as a means of developing and enriching Language.