TransformELT Team

Elena Oncevska

Elena’s Story

Elena’s Story: What not to do in Large-scale Change Projects! In this first in a regular series of change stories collected over the past six months, we hear from Elena  Oncevska from Macedonia. Elena highlights issues in implementation of a large-scale change project within the Macedonian State school system which, rather than solving any …

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Julie Wallis

Julie’s Story

Julie’s Story: Developing Your Institution Our second TransformELT change story focus on an institution, the London School in northern Italy. There are lessons here from Julie Wallis for all language school owners and managers. Julie Wallis (a TransformELT Consulting Committee member) talks about transforming the London School in northern Italy. She explains the place …

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Claudia Ferradas

Claudia’s Story

Claudia’s Story: An Unplanned Career Claudia Ferradas is an accomplished writer, trainer and consultant from Argentina. In this video she relates the various twists and turns in er career that, despite her best efforts, hasn’t turned out as planned….but then very little does. To a certain extent we are hostages to fortune, but that …

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Emily Curran

Emily’s Story

The Trials and Tribulations of Becoming a CELTA Trainer Emily Curran is a teacher who became a CELTA trainer. In this video she explains how she did this, some of the difficulties she faced, and how she overcame them.

Mark Almond

Mark Almond

Mark Almond is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he directs and teaches on various undergraduate, post-graduate Diploma and MA linguistics and language teacher training programmes. He has taught, trained English language teachers and carried out consultancies in several countries including Hong Kong, …

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Marti Anderson

Marti Anderson

Dr. Marti Anderson has been affiliated with the MA Teaching program at the School for International Training for 30 years.  Marti also consults domestically in the USA and internationally on best practices for teacher training, education, development, cross-cultural awareness, training of trainers and workplace readiness, among other topics. Marti’s professional interests include education for transformation, developing critical …

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Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

Dr. Susan Barduhn is a freelance Teacher Educator and Consultant. She was a Professor for 13 years at SIT Graduate Institute in the U.S.,and Academic Chair of the MA TESOL Low Residency Program, as well as Director of the Teacher Training and Professional Development Institute. She has been involved in English language teaching as teacher, …

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Angelos Bollas

Angelos Bollas

Angelos Bollas has been in ELT since 2006. He now works on Cambridge CELTA courses and as a freelancer offering in-service teacher training programs to teachers, managers, and institutions, focusing on LGBTQI+ inclusive education, teacher development, and course design. After having taught general English and exam preparation classes, Angelos focused on English for Academic Purposes, …

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Helen Callanan

Helen Callanan

Helen Callanan works as a freelance educational consultant and has worked on diverse educational projects in ELT, linguistics, institutional mapping, training, curriculum and materials development, social inclusion and education in emergencies. She has gained experience in institutional mapping and curriculum design as a senior trainer, senior training needs assessor, vocational English language course designer and …

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Martyn Clarke

Martyn Clarke

Martyn Clarke has been an ELT professional for 30 years and in more than fifteen countries in UK, Europe, Central America and Africa. As a consultant teacher trainer and advisor he has experience in numerous education development projects around the world including both pre-service and in-service programmes in Ethiopia, Laos, Djibouti and Mexico.  He has …

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