I run teacher training workshops in my areas of special interest, including teaching vocabulary, EAP and writing skills. These include a full-day workshop I ran for teachers in Moscow in 2017 on Teaching Advanced Writing Skills (see my blog post here) and training for teachers as part of a start-of-year induction at King Saud University in Riyadh (read about it here). I’ve also delivered numerous workshops in different countries around teaching dictionary skills.
I’ve been involved in the English Language Teachers Summer Seminar programme at the University of Oxford (visit website). This is a teacher training course held each summer at Exeter College, Oxford for a wonderfully international group of EFL teachers. In 2013, I led a week of workshops on Teaching EAP and in 2014 and 2015, I gave workshops on Teaching Advanced Writing Skills.
I deliver professional development webinars for OUP and others, especially on EAP and vocabulary-related topics. These reach teachers from across the world – it’s not uncommon to have teachers from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Italy and Brazil attending the same webinar! Recordings of these can be found in the OUP webinar archive.
Alongside my writing work, I taught on EAP pre-sessional courses at Bristol University for almost 10 years. It was a chance to get back into the classroom for a few weeks each year, to try out ideas and to get new inspiration, and it’s where I developed my particular interest in EAP.
If you’d like to arrange training workshops in one of my areas of expertise at your institution, then please get in touch (see About me for contact details).