I have worked globally for over 20 years in the field of teaching and training, and in recent years moved into sharing my ideas in on-line and print journals, at conferences, and here.
Technology has always fascinated me and been an integral part of my life, and this is reflected in my teaching and training practices. I teach and train both face-to-face and on-line, and endeavour to find learning solutions to facilitate positive learning outcomes of both the students and teaching professionals I work with. I enjoy experimenting with technology and collaborating in online projects.
I specialise in EAP and the Cambridge suite, so during the summer I teach EAP at a university in the UK, and I combine my position as a seminar presenter and teacher trainer for Cambridge English Language Assessment with face-to-face teaching of the Cambridge suite. These skill sets are also demonstrated in the online teacher training I carry out which is mainly EAP and Cambridge suite based, but also includes IELTS. In addition, I am a trainer for the Trinity DipTESOL and CertTESOL.
My passion, and current field of research is the use of robots for language learning or RALL (robot assisted language learning). This includes investigations regarding how the use of robotics and autonomous systems can scaffold language learning, the affordances they offer and in which specific contexts, the affective effects of using autonomous robots, the value human robot interaction (HRI), the cognitive capacity of robots to respond in language-learning contexts, and how using robots enables us to gain a greater understanding of cognitive neuroscience and the language learning process.