I managed to sandwich a degree in English Literature and History in Southampton between various travelling adventures around the world in the early and mid 90s. This was followed by different jobs in the London area including a 5 year stint as an IT Consultant. A fear of housing prices and a hatred of rain drove my wife and I to do CELTAs and head for sunnier climes.
The result was years spent teaching in Indonesia, Mexico and Taiwan where I managed to teach most levels, flavours and varieties of ELT. Suddenly I have found myself in Northern Italy for 10 years – specializing in Business English and ESOL Exams (IELTS and Cambridge) – working both independently and with the British Council as well as teaching at the University of Bocconi in Milan.
Having co-authored Heads Up with the wonderful Mark Tulip and Louise Green, an MA TESOL in progress, further teaching experiences and two growing kids I find myself pleasantly surprised with life and a rewarding and genuinely fulfilling career in ELT.
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