Author Archives: Fran Austin

About Fran Austin

Fran has been an EFL teacher since 2005 and joined the Oxford TEFL team in 2011. She is qualified in Trinity Cert. TESOL, Trinity Dip. TESOL and has a Diploma in Educational Management. As well as being the TESOL Coordinator at Oxford TEFL When she arrived in Barcelona she never planned to stay, but the city got its grip on her soon enough and she still loves the lifestyle and culture of this wonderful city.
Farid Bashiri

Trinity DipTESOL Unit 2 unpacked: What are the three research projects?

  Farid Bashiri is one of our Trinity DipTESOL graduates and he is also a teacher trainer certified by the British Council. He has been working in ELT for more than 15 years and has presented at numerous local and … Continue reading

InnovateELT 2019

Back to the Future at InnovateELT 2019

Tamara Parsons is a teacher, materials writer and course designer. She is particularly interested in EdTech and its relevance/usefulness in the classroom and beyond. Tamara is a regular InnovateELT conference attendee and speaker. In this blog post she shares her … Continue reading

Lindsay Clandfield

‘So meta.’ How much grammar terminology and jargon do teachers need?

Lindsay Clandfield is a Canadian trainer, teacher and award-winning author. He is a tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and the Course Director of our teacher development courses.He’s the lead author of Macmillan’s critically-acclaimed coursebook Global, and the force behind the popular blog Six Things. … Continue reading

Leadership and Management in ELT. What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Duncan Foord is the trainer on the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course. He has 35 years’ experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, leader and manager. He is author of The Developing Teacher (2009) and From Language Teacher to … Continue reading

dirk lagerwaard

Involving emotions in the secondary classroom: why and how?

Dirk Lagerwaard is a tutor on our Teaching Young Learner courses. He is a PhD candidate at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and teaches English at a secondary school and the Escola Oficial d’Idiomes in Cornellà. He also works at the … Continue reading