Tim has taught English in Japan, Russia and the UK and is now working as a teacher trainer for International House based in Bangkok, Thailand. While in Russia, he also trained as an opera singer and took part in performances all over Russia – music and opera are his great love. He specialises in teaching English for Academic Purposes and helping students improve their pronunciation. His first degree is from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and in 2011 he finished a Masters in Music from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
I met Tim whilst he was studying in Manchester. We worked for the same English language school and I have come to appreciate his great command of the English language (with his posh British accent!) and his good sense of humour. I am delighted that he has decided to contribute regularly to this blog.
Frankie is an EFL teacher and the director of Immersed English which provides intensive English immersion courses for adults in Winchester, UK. She is originally from Winchester but has been living in Barcelona, Spain, since 2005 and works at Oxford TEFL as TESOL co-ordinator. She is qualified in Trinity Certificate in TESOL, Trinity Diploma in TESOL and the Diploma in Educational Management.
I met Frankie when I started working at Oxford House Barcelona in August 2013. Since then she has become not only a treasured colleague but also a good friend. Frankie will contribute teaching videos with a focus on pronunciation to this blog. She will also share her insight into immersion courses and how to pick the right one for you. If you are interested in learning more about English courses abroad, you can contact Frankie directly at the above website.
Gaby Albano is a Barcelona-based TEFL teacher trainer. She’s been a teacher since 1996, and has worked as a teacher in Argentina, the US and Spain. She is currently working as a coordinator for the Adult Program in the Institut d’Estudis Nord-America in Barcelona where she supports and mentors new teachers, gives training sessions for staff members and counsels students. She is interested in training teachers, material writing, literature, using technology in the classroom and in continuous learning and training. She is always looking for new challenges in the TEFL world.
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