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Biography

From 1981 to 1993 Dr Andon taught English as a foreign language in Senegal, Indonesia, London and Oman. From 1993 to 1999 he worked in the School of English Language Education at Thames Valley University, where - among other things - he was involved in teaching English for academic purposes, writing distance learning materials, initial teacher education (Cambridge/RSA CELTA), and teacher development projects.

He joined King’s in 1999. Dr Andon has worked on a number of teacher education and materials development projects in Gabon, Bolivia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Mexico, Argentina and Algeria.

Research

Dr Andon's PhD research investigated the relationship between theory and research in SLA, and language teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and practices. He is currently researching the knowledge, beliefs and practices of MFL teachers in the UK.

Other research interests include task-based language teaching, teacher development and expertise, the role of materials in language teaching and learning, learner autonomy and learner strategies in language learning, focus on form within TBLT.

Teaching 

  • Programme Director, MA in TESOL
  • PGT Lead, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy


MA ELT & Applied Linguistics/MA TESOL

  • Principles and practice in ELT
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Materials development in ELT 
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Research Methods

BA English Language & Linguistics

  • Teaching and learning the language systems (Year Two module)
  • Teaching Language as Communicative Skills (Year Two module)
  • Language People and Boundaries (Year Three module)

PhD supervision

Dr Andon supervises PhDs on language teaching methodology and materials, teacher beliefs, practices and identities, language teaching policy and curriculum, and language learner strategies. 

Other roles

  • Programme Director, MA in TESOL
  • PGT Lead, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Further details

For further details please see his  Research Staff Profile.