Consultants

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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Stephanie Wilbur

Stephanie Wilbur is a teacher trainer and young learner specialist who has over 15 years’ experience in ELT, as teacher of adults, young learners and very young learners, academic manager, coordinator, examiner, and teacher educator. She has trained teachers on internationally accredited courses such as TKT, CELTA, TYLEC, and Train-the-trainer. She has trained in-service primary …

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Daniel Xerri

Daniel Xerri is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Malta. He holds postgraduate degrees in English, Applied Linguistics, Business Administration, as well as a PhD in Education from the University of York. He is the author of many publications on different areas of education and TESOL. His most recent co-edited books are …

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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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Subhan Zein

Subhan Zein Subhan Zein, PhD, teaches at the Australian National University. He is the author of Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia (Routledge, 2020), English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in ASEAN: A comparative study (British Council, 2022), and Country profiles: English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, …

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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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