I was born in London in 1961. A friend of mine called Gerry, who is a kind of memory man, can tell you what was number one in the charts on the week you were born. In my case Walking Back to Happiness by Helen Shapiro he tells me, but you might want to check on that. Anyway here is some more crucial information about me. I have been in ELT since 1984. I started my ELT life as a language assistant in a secondary school in Lyon, France. I’ve also worked in London, Oviedo, Prague and Barcelona. I’ve taught English to all sorts of people (and a bit of German once), trained teachers on Trinity CertTESOL and Dip TESOL courses and worked as a Director of Studies and school manager. I am co-founder of OxfordTEFL, a teacher training and language training school with centres in Prague and Barcelona so I’ve had quite a bit of involvement with both the academic and business sides of ELT. I work for Trinity College London, moderating CertTESOL courses. I have completed Cert, Dip and MEd TESOLqualifications. The Developing Teacher is my second book. The first is the Language Teacher’s Survival Handbook, co-authored with Lindsay Clandfield and published by Its Magazines.
I have lived in Barcelona for the last 18 years.