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.
IELTS score

How long does it take to increase my score for the IELTS exam?

Tim is based in Bangkok Thailand, where he works as a CELTA trainer and also prepares students for the IELTS exam. He is a tutor on our Teaching IELTS and Teaching EAP teacher development courses. He has taught EAP at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and … Continue reading

Bindi Clements

5 Tips for Successful Online Learning

Dr Bindi Clements is Instructional Design and Efficacy Manager for Wall Street English, and is a regular speaker at the InnovateELT conference hosted and co-organised by Oxford TEFL. She has previously designed and managed a tutoring team for an online … Continue reading

Kirsten Campbell-Howes

Why is AI a good thing for language teachers and learners?

Kirsten Campbell-Howes is a frequent speaker the the Innovate ELT conference, hosted and coorganised by Oxford TEFL Barcelona. She has worked in language education for nearly 20 years, starting out as an English teacher in Shanghai, before moving into developing … Continue reading

Dirk Lagerwaard

Dirk Lagerwaard: How to guide mediation in the secondary classroom

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 … Continue reading

Scott Thornbury grammar tense

Scott Thornbury: Does aspect make you tense?

Scott Thornbury is a guest tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and will be speaking at the next Innovate ELT conference hosted and co-organised by Oxford TEFL Barcelona. He also teaches on an online MA TESOL program for The New … Continue reading