Nick Bilbrough – Course Coordinator and Trainer
Nick has taught in three continents in a wide range of interesting and challenging contexts and now teaches part-time at University College St Mark and St John (Marjon), Plymouth. He has worked on training courses for English teachers and teachers of other languages in many parts of the world. He holds an MA in Educational Drama and is particularly interested in the role of drama and storytelling techniques in second language learning. He is the author of 2 resource books in the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series: Dialogue Activities (2007) and Memory Activities for Language Learning (2011), shortlisted for the 2011 Ben Warren prize.
David Heathfield – Trainer
David runs training workshops for language teachers in the UK and worldwide. He has a particular interest in student creativity in language learning and making learning personal. As a storyteller, David focuses on bridging cultures and takes a multi-sensory approach. He writes articles for various language teaching publications and is the author of the practical resource book for language teachersSpontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency (DELTA Publishing 2005).
Jamie Keddie – Trainer
Jamie Keddie is a teacher, trainer, writer and presenter who has shared his ideas with language teachers all over the world. His areas of interest include the use of image and video in the classroom, video-recording devices, storytelling and teacher talk. Jamie is the founder of Lessonstream.org, the site that was formerly known as TEFLclips, winner of a British Council ELTons award. His publications include Images (OUP, 2009) and Bringing Online Video into the Classroom (OUP, 2014). He is also the author of Videotelling, a self-published ebook to be released in 2014
Luke Meddings – Trainer
Luke has been teaching, writing and training within English Language Teaching for over 20 years. He was a co-founder with Scott Thornbury of the Dogme in ELT movement in 2000, and has written and trained extensively in the field of unplugged and materials-light approaches since then. He was a columnist for the Guardian online, and his first book,Teaching Unplugged, co-written with Scott Thornbury, was published by Delta in 2009. In 2010 it was awarded a British Council ELTon award for innovation.
Sessions on the courses are also led by other specialists in the fields of drama, storytelling, pronunciation, and puppets.