I’m an English language teaching professional

Mike Harrison
I’m from London in the UK and have been involved in the English language teaching world in some capacity since 2004. I’ve taught in A Coruña and Pamplona in Spain, first as a language assistant in a secondary as part of a British Council scheme and then in an International House affiliated school as an EFL teacher. In the UK I have worked in both language schools, including Eurocentres in London and Anglo European in Bournemouth, and I also spent six years teaching ESOL in a college of further and higher education. Since 2010 I’ve been involved in materials writing and have been lucky enough to work on two great projects with the British Council and BBC Learning English: ESOL Nexus and Learning Circles. More recently I’ve been involved with writing projects for Cambridge English and National Geographic Learning/Cengage.

Teaching

2004-5 English language assistant, IES Salvador de Madariaga, A Coruña

2007-8 EFL teacher, IH Clen College, Pamplona

2008-14 ESOL teacher, Bromley College, London

Writing

I’ve written materials for learners and teachers in the following roles

  • Head writer for Cambridge English Facebook Page
  • ELT Producer at BBC Learning English
  • ESOL Resource Specialist for ESOL Nexus

I’ve also been involved in writing materials and producing resources for

Editing and design

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Training and presenting

I’ve presented at the following conferences

  • IATEFL
  • Digital ELT Ireland
  • ELTA Berlin-Brandenburg
  • ELTA Serbia
  • ETAS Switzerland
  • IATEFL Hungary
  • IATEFL Poland
  • IATEFL Slovenia
  • ISTEK Istanbul
  • NATECLA
  • NATESOL
  • TESOL France
  • TESOL Greece
  • TETA Bosnia and Herzegovina

I’ve worked as a trainer for

  • York Associates

and delivered training sessions for

  • British Council
  • East London Advanced Technology Training
  • LELM Education