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I am:

My qualifications include a Masters in E-Learning, and Diplomas in teaching English as a foreign language and in language school management from the University of Cambridge.

I am the founder of the The English Ideas Project: a project to develop a better pedagogical grammar of English and encourage better teaching. This includes research in corpus linguistics of English for Specific Purposes.

Key Downloads

A Brief Guide to Text Analysis and Corpus Linguistics

The Guide explores text analysis and useful tools, then introduces you to corpus linguistics and shows you how to build a micro-corpus and do things like produce a key word list.

The Grammar of English Ideas: Distance, Meaning and Convention. A re-imagining of English grammar

This monograph explores a new and exciting view of English grammar which is more powerful than the traditional description used in English language teaching materials.

Master's Dissertation: A comparative experimental study of face-to-face and web-based English for Special Purposes vocabulary learning

Professional English Active Notebooks for Students

Justice and Home Affairs Notebook

Police Officials Notebook

Border Guards Notebook [International Version]

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Justice and Home Affairs Reader

I was the Director of Studies at International House in Riga for five years [2006-13] where I managed the teaching staff of one of the largest private language schools in Latvia.

From 2001 to 2006 I managed the British Council Peacekeeping English Justice and Home Affairs Project in Estonia.

Projects, courses and seminars

I am looking for interesting and challenging projects to work on. I can offer courses and seminars in the following areas:

E-Learning

Face-to-face and on-line courses and seminars on all aspects of E-learning.

Independent Language Auditing

A completely new service for Latvia where I can audit your language learning needs and recommend a range of individually tailored language learning options so you can minimise the costs and maximise the benefits for you.

Language Learning

English language courses at all levels, for business, examinations and general English.

Management Training

Management consultancy: scoping studies, baseline studies and project management expertise.

Short, specialised courses in management and team building.

Teacher Training

Courses for private and state school teachers and university lecturers.

Text editing

I also offer English language text editing services.

Photographs

I took all the photographs on this web site during my project work in different countries.

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