I am an ELT author, primarily working in the area of young learners. I have authored or co-authored a number of popular series of books for Oxford University Press including Everybody Up, Stars and Potato Pals.
I spent 13 happy years in Japan, teaching English to learners of all ages. I am interested in the use of songs, stories and real world connections to motivate learners. The classroom should be an enjoyable, happy and stimulating place for students as well as teachers. Linked Language Learning has the power to transform the teaching and learning experience. I am also interested in the ways in which we can help students to develop creativity, confidence and a sense of connectedness to the environment.
Over the past thirteen years, I have hosted over 400 people of all ages on study abroad programmes in Ireland and the UK on Learning Journeys. I have close relationships with some of the leading language schools in the British Isles.
I am based in Howth, a beautiful and historic fishing village in Dublin, Ireland. I spend most of my time in Ireland but will occasionally travel to to meet teachers and talk about matters related to language education.
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