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Biography

Since completing her Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) in 2000, Marie has worked as an English language teacher in Ireland, Spain, New Zealand and the UK and as a teacher educator in Peru, China and the UK.

Marie has worked at International House London since 2011, where she has been involved in teaching general English to adults. She has also worked as a teacher educator on Cambridge CELTA and Delta courses and delivered bespoke courses with closed groups of teachers from a range of different teaching contexts. She joined King's College London in 2020 and her main interest is Teacher Education and how managers and teacher educators can better support CPD.

Research interests

Marie regularly presents at international conferences and she has recently investigated how academic managers and teacher educators can help novice teachers develop their professional agency. Other research interests and topics of conference presentations include teaching listening effectively, learner motivation, teacher education, CPD and materials design.

Teaching

Marie lectures on several different courses: MA TESOL, MA ELT & Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Linguistics and MA ELT Applied Linguistics/MA TESOL.

Her modules are:

  • Language teaching methodology
  • Analysing English for teaching and learning
  • Materials development in ELT
  • Teacher education
  • Second/additional language acquisition
  • BA English Language & Linguistics teaching and learning the language systems (Year Two module)
  • Teaching language as communicative skills (year two module)