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Mr Colin Campbell


School Co-ordinator of Teacher Development
Chair of Communication Committee

Base Section:
Pre-sessional English Programme and Short Courses

Active Projects:
Capacity building for English language provision at partner University in China - NUIST
Developing our provision of EMI courses for University lecturers
Research projects on vocabulary gains on our courses

I have worked in English Language Teaching for over almost 40 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, and British Council ELT consultant in Estonia. I was also instrumental in setting up private language schools in Italy and Poland. In Italy we also wrote and 'starred' in an English Teaching series for local television - sadly lost to posterity! I have published extensively in English language teaching, with 15 titles, ranging from books for teachers, secondary course books, self-study materials on vocabulary and listening. I am currently writing an original reader for students in Brazil.

A few personal comments:
I am a fan of Irish rugby, good wine, long walks and reading and am lucky to have job that allows me to go on learning.

Modules taught:
Pre-sessional modules of all skills
Professional Development courses for lecturers of English and other subjects
MA TESOL - Portfolio assignments on lesson observation and classroom practical

Conferences attended (in the last year):
EuroSLA 2017 - co-presented with Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli on 'knowledge transfer from research to teaching'

BAAL Vocab SIG June 2017
Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century May 2017 - with plenary by Noam Chomsky

EMI Symposium, Oxford University May 2017

BA Hons History (KCL); PGCE (Southampton Uni); RSA Dip in Teaching English (ELC, Hove); MA Applied Linguistics (Reading); Certificate in Counselling (WPF, London)

Journal articles:
'Development of speech fluency over a short period of time: effects of pedagogic intervention'. TESOL Quarterly, 50 (2)

Sample books:
Learner-based Teaching OUP
Towards Teaching Heinemann
Vocabulary (English for Academic Study) Garnet
Listening (English for Academic Study) Garnet
Achieve: Course for Secondary Students OUP

Graded readers:
The Ironing Man CUP
The lady in white CUP
Parallel CUP
It's a lottery CUP


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