TransformELT Team

Jeff Stanford

Jeff Stanford

Jeff Stanford is a graduate in Russian and French from The University of Leeds and has UK postgraduate qualifications in applied linguistics, teacher training and interactive multimedia. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, he also has good working knowledge of German and Russian. Jeff is currently based in Berlin and London and has worked in …

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Adrian Tennant

Adrian Tennant

Adrian Tennant is a teacher whose work spans a number of areas including materials writing, teacher training, consultancy work and conference presentations. Adrian has written materials for all age groups and for a wide range of material types including web and online materials, electronic workbooks, CDROMs, video lessons, radio materials, traditional print materials, tests, worksheets, reference materials, …

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James Thomas

James Thomas

James Thomas has been delivering teacher training courses for the British Council in China at least once a year since 2002. These have mainly focussed on secondary school teacher development, though recently, James has been delivering EMI courses as well.  From 1997 to 2016, he was a lecturer at Masaryk University, most recently the head …

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Andrew Walkley

Andrew Walkley

Andrew Walkley  has 25 years’ experience as a teacher, trainer and materials writer. He is currently the co-director of Lexical Lab (lexicallab.com) an educational services provider specialising in course design and consultancy, material writing and teacher training. With Lexical Lab, he runs and teaches on a summer school in London offering a variety of training …

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David Watkins

David Watkins has been involved in ELT since 1989 and has worked with teachers and learners in many countries including extended periods in the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, Ethiopia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and China. He was based in Crimea for many years where he ran his own language school but …

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Michael Watts

Michael Watts

Dr. Michael Watts specialises in education in the low- and middle-income countries of the Global South, education for human development, policy analysis and qualitative and mixed methods evaluation and research. He has over 20 years’ experience working across all educational sectors – from basic to higher education – as researcher, trainer, teacher and supervisor. His …

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Claire Whittaker

Claire Whittaker

Dr. Claire Whittaker is a trainer and consultant, who has worked on ELT projects, run courses and delivered consultancies in Central, East and South East Europe, North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America.  Her professional interests lie in teacher and trainer training, blended learning, curriculum design, monitoring and evaluation, and research. Her interest …

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Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra Zaparucha is a Geography and English teacher based in Toruń, Poland. She has 30 years of experience in teaching Geography and English (EFL/ESL/EAP) as well as teacher training, translating, examining and materials writing. Besides Poland, she has worked extensively in the UK (Pilgrims, Bell, Edinburgh School of English, University of Sheffield) and in countries …

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Dorothy Zemach

Dorothy Zemach

Dorothy Zemach provides teacher training, including presentations, workshops, curriculum development, materials design, and classroom observation and mentoring, supported by her 20+ years of classroom teaching. She has hands-on experience in SE Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, and Eastern Europe. A frequent international conference presenter, she has written and edited coursebooks …

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