PhD Education (Leeds), MEd TESOL for Young Learners (Leeds); CELTA (IH, Hastings), Bachelor in Business Administration (Houston, TX)
My TESOL itinerary is as follows: I did an RSA/Cambridge certificate at International House Hasting in 1993, and then went to work as a language teacher in Seoul, South Korea for four years. After this I found my way onto the MA TESOL course at the University of Leeds. I enjoyed the academic environment and went on to do a PhD. I also did some teaching at Leeds, including teaching UK undergraduate students and working on a teacher education programme for Omani primary school English teachers. Post PhD, I worked as a research fellow at the University of Leeds before getting the job at the University of Manchester in 2005.
On the MA TESOL at Manchester, my main teaching activity is the Psychology of Language Learning unit and the Developing Researcher Competence unit (with Richard Fay). I also teach on the MA International Education.
- Masters-level teaching: Developing Researcher Competence; Psychology of Language Learning; Explorations in Language
- BA-level: Ecology of Language Use
- Doctoral Supervision (various)
Norway, Oman, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom