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Niki Walker

BA Joint Hons. French and Drama (London University), Trinity Cert TESOL, Cambridge Dip ELT (DELTA), Masters of Education (Melbourne University), CELTA Tutor and Cambridge CELTA Assessor, DELTA Local Tutor and Cambridge DELTA Assessor.

I have over 23 years experience as an ESL teacher and teacher educator. I have coordinated and delivered teacher training programmes for local and overseas teachers in Australia (primary, secondary and tertiary level) and Europe. I have also run teacher training courses in the UK, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, and have taught ESL in France, Crete, Spain, Brazil, UK (Scotland and England). In Brazil, England and Austria I worked with business executives and lecturers to improve their communication skills. In England I specialised in running exam courses such as IELTS and CAE.

Coming from a theatre background, I enjoy seeing how techniques used in drama translate into the ESL classroom. As someone who is constantly trying to improve my pronunciation in other languages, I am interested in developing techniques to help improve students’ pronunciation in English. Recently, I have been working on the development of online learning programs.