TransformELT Team

Jill Coombs

Jill Coombs has spent her professional life working in the area of communication through theatre, film, TV and education. She has taught performance, drama, English language and literature at universities, colleges and schools in the UK, where she obtained an MA from Goldsmith’s College and a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of London. …

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Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar is a teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years’ experience in the field. He is also the co-founder of Lexical Lab and has co-written the methodology book Teaching Lexically. Hugh has given teacher training and development sessions in over twenty countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Japan and Thailand. He has spoken on …

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Phil Dexter

Phil Dexter worked for the British Council for 28 years as a teacher, trainer, and educational consultant in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America until August 2019 and is now a freelance educational consultant. Phil’s experience is mainly in working with primary and secondary school sectors and has a strong track record in …

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Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy has been involved in English language teaching since 1989. He has held teaching, teacher training and academic management posts in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He currently teaches and trains teachers at UAB Languages Barcelona, part of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has a special interest in the use of film …

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Erik Ekembe

Erik Ekembe is lecturer in Applied Linguistics at The Higher Teacher Training College (ENS) Yaounde. He has been trainer and practitioner for the past ten years during which he has been very keen on how the organic nature of low-resource contexts conditions ELT procedures. His research focuses on postcolonial discourse and context-sensitive approaches to ELT. …

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Agi Enyedi

Agi Enyedi

Agi Enyedi has been working in teacher education with years of previous classroom experience as an English teacher. As a former tutor with the Eötvös University, Budapest, and more recently as a self-employed trainer and educational consultant, her responsibilities have always focused on ELT methodology, classroom skills, teacher development and support. She has also worked …

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Nikki Fortova

Nikki Fořtová

Nikki Fořtová has been involved in ELT since 2002. She is CELTA and DELTA qualified and holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Nikki is a CELTA tutor, an oral examiner for the Cambridge suite of exams and an Oxford Teachers’ Academy trainer. Nikki has run practical methodology training sessions and workshops around Europe …

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Abayney Haile

Abayney Haile

Abayney Haile is a freelance Education Consultant based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He did his Masters in TESOL Teacher Development at the University of Leeds, UK. He is also CELTA certified. He is the Founding President of the English Language Professionals Association in Ethiopia. He has considerable  experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, …

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Jeremy Harmer

Jeremy Harmer

Jeremy Harmer did his  initial training (and his first teaching job) at International House, before working for the Instituto Anglo Mexicano de Cultura in Mexico City, Ciudad Satellite, and later – after getting an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, UK – in Guadalajara where he was the branch director. On returning …

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Adrian Holliday

Adrian Holliday

Dr. Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he supervises doctoral research in the critical sociology of language education and intercultural communication. He began his career as a British Council teacher in Iran in the 1970s. During the 1980s he set up the English for Specific Purposes centre at Damascus …

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