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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Consultation services available for TEFL and ELICOS departments & institutions.

Andrew has over 20 years of experience teaching, researching, and managing English as a foreign language in South Korea, Taiwan, the UK, Japan, and Australia.

Andrew is available to observe, analyse, assess, and report on your TEFL/ELICOS operations and provide valuable feedback to streamline your business economic model, upgrade your syllabus, improve student and teacher satisfaction.

Services

Andrew and his trusted network of highly experience professionals are happy to help you with any of the following and more.

  • Teacher & lesson observation
  • Teacher training
  • Professional development presentations & workshops
  • Classroom skills presentations & workshops
  • Business model evaluation and recommendation reports
  • Syllabus evaluation and updating
  • ASQA Audit document preparation, assistance, follow-up, and more

Currently, we are able to support departments and institutions in Victoria and NSW Australia, and Central Japan.

Andrew preparing for a presentation at an education conference in Japan on an evening train.
Andrew preparing for a presentation at an education conference in Japan on an evening train.

His experience includes:

  • Managing an Australian ELICOS department
  • Researching listening pedagogy using psycholinguistic theories
  • Communicative language teaching
  • Teacher training & education
  • Academic article authoring & publication
  • Textbook authoring & publication

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”

Sir Ken Robinson

Presentations

  • 2019 – 2022, Various professional development presentations for teachers in Lonsdale Institute at Melbourne, Sydney, and Bondi Junction campuses.
  • 2018, (24th Nov), Teaching listening using bottom-up approaches. JALT International Conference, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • 2018, (14th Sept), Teaching listening using bottom-up approaches. Nanzan University, FLEC-EED, Faculty Development workshop.
  • 2018, (5th Feb), Teaching Pronunciation for Listening Skills. Nanzan University, FLEC-EED, Faculty Development workshop.
  • 2017, (13th May), Introduction to qualitative data analysis for small projects on paper. Nagoya JALT, 13th May, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2016, (18th Jun), Managing Stress in Everyday Life. Aichi Gogaku Volunteers annual meeting, 18th Jun, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2016, (18th Jun), A Photographic Essay of Life in Asia. Aichi Gogaku Volunteers annual meeting, 18th Jun, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2014, (15th Jun), New Ways of Teaching Listening. Nagoya JALT, 15th June, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2014, (7th Jun), Social Media Ethics. JALTCALL2014, 7th-8th June, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2013, with Sakurai, Y., Comparing Listening and Reading Vocabularies. First Annual Brain Day (FAB4), Nagoya, Japan, 6th & 7th July; and Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT2013), Kobe, Japan, 26th – 28th Oct.
  • 2012 Introducing New Pedagogies for Teaching Listening. JALT2012, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, 12th-15th October, 2012.
  • 2011 Teacher Atavism. 2nd ALAA & ALANZ and Canberra Lang Fest. Canberra, Australia, 29th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2011.
  • 2011, with Murray, A.,. A survey of Japanese university students’ computer literacy levels. JALTCALL 2011, Kurume, Japan.
  • 2010 Introducing New Theories for Teaching Listening. JALT, Nagoya, Japan, 19th-22nd November 2010.
  • 2010, with Ohyama, T., Using Jokes In EFL Classes. JALT, Nagoya, Japan, 19th-22nd November 2010.
  • 2010 How Teachers Teach Listening in Japan. Pan Asia Conference / KOTESOL, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 16th and 17th October, 2010; and JALT Nagoya, Japan, 19th-22nd November 2010.
Presenting at the Aichi Interpreters Society, Nagoya Japan.

Publications

  • 2022 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Bespoke Department, Lonsdale Institute.
  • 2016 Orbits. Nanzan University Press. (a textbook for students for verbal communication skills)
  • 2015 Social Media Ethics. The JALT CALL Journal, 11/2, 173-184.
  • 2012 Extensive Listening vs. Listening Strategies: Response to Siegel. ELT Journal, 66(2), p236-239.
  • 2011, with Murray, A., A survey of Japanese university students’ computer literacy levels. JALTCALL Journal. Kurume, Japan.
  • 2011, with Ohyama, T., Using humour in Japanese EFL classes. JALT Conference Proceedings, 2010, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2011 How teachers teach listening in Japan: Part 1. PAC-KOTESOL Conference Proceedings, 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 2011 Review of Park, G., Puji Widodo, H., and Cirocki, A (eds) Observation of Teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice through Research on Teaching (Lincom). http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-4434.html
  • 2011 Cookies and breadcrumbs: Ethical issues in CALL. ELT Journal, 65(4), p470-472.
  • 2010 Review of Boersma, P., and Hamman, S Phonology in Perception. (Mouton De Gryuter). http://linguistlist.org/issues/21/21-3465.html
  • 2005 Exploring Taiwanese teachers’ attitudes towards using authentic listening materials. Masters dissertation. University of Essex.

Let’s work together to solve and streamline your department

With two decades of business and academic experience, Andrew is uniquely capable of advising and refining your operations