Ed Russell has joined ELC Brighton as the new Head of Teacher Training. He has nearly 15 years' experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, conference speaker, assessor and published writer both in the UK and in a number of other countries including working for the British Council in Thailand, Palestine, Bulgaria and Singapore, and NILE and Pilgrims in the UK.
As a teacher trainer, Ed trained as a CELTA tutor and has significant experience of teaching and training in a variety of contexts. One project involved designing and delivering a pilot, subject literacy (CLIL) course commissioned by the Singaporean Ministry of Education for Maths, Science and Social Studies teachers. Another area of expertise is the use of technology in language teaching including blended learning. He contributed a chapter to the book Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation, edited by B. Tomlinson & Whitaker, C. UK: British Council, 2013
In terms of teaching English, Ed has a varied background that includes teaching EAP at Manchester and Canterbury Christchurch Universities, and designing and delivering corporate training programmes at the British Council in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as general English and examination courses (Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE).
"We are delighted that Ed has joined ELC" says ELC Chief Executive, Phil Hopkins. "He will be bringing a new perspective and wealth of experience to an already established and experienced training team. We are looking forward to further developing our courses for overseas teachers and adding to the existing portfolio".