Getting to know us
You’ll be guided through the course by Lindsay Warwick and Marie Therese Swabey, who are the lead educators on the course. Here’s a bit of information about them.
Lindsay is a teacher, trainer and materials writer, and has been teaching English for 20 years. She is a CELTA trainer and has delivered teacher development courses in the UK and abroad on topics such as ‘Train the trainer’, ‘Using technology in the classroom’ and ‘Expert teaching’. She is co-author of several coursebooks.
Marie Therese is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. She has taught in Italy, West Africa, the US and the UK. She’s also an assessor and Joint Chief Assessor for a range of teaching qualifications administered by Cambridge English. In recent years she has been involved in the development of online courses including a number of Cambridge English MOOCs on FutureLearn.
There will also be moderators working with you on the course who have experience of teaching English online. They will be answering your questions and giving you more information about teaching English online as you progress through the course. Here’s a bit of information about our moderators.
Cecilia is a teacher and teacher trainer who has over 15 years of experience in teaching all levels and ages. She is passionate about online teaching teacher development, technology in education, material development and CPD. She was awarded the Hornby scholarship to do an MA in ELT at the University of Warwick. She has been teaching online for the past 3 years and she loves it. She has taught in Brazil, the UK and Turkey. She is part of the Teacher Development Sig Committee of IATEFL.
Ollie is a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer with an MA in TEFL/SL. He has been delivering lessons online for over 10 years and has worked across Europe as a CELTA trainer. He is particularly interested in helping to bring the skills of ELT professionals to teachers in the state sector to create more inclusive classrooms. He works extensively to promote CLIL methodology and the use of technology inside and outside of the classroom. As a writer, he works mainly with digital content: from apps to videos.
We recommend that you ‘Follow’ your educators and moderators on this course so that you can easily view their comments. To do this, click on the link to each profile, and then click the pink ‘Follow’ button.
We really hope that you participate in discussions in the comments during the course. You can see when people like your comments or reply to them by clicking on ‘Notifications’ in the top right of the page.
As you work through the week, remember to click the round, pink button at the bottom of each page. This will help you qualify for a Certificate of Achievement if you choose to upgrade your course.
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