About Carl

Me2011I've been involved in English language teaching since 1992, and I am currently employed full-time at a business college in Germany, where I'm responsible for business related English courses on the Bachelor programmes. Before this, I had a similar position in Milan, Italy.

Some years ago I founded and ran my own business – a British Council accredited private language school based in England – so I've also had some experience of running a company. And I also train corporate clients, usually on a one-to-one basis, when invited to so.

Since 2006, I've been increasingly involved in the use of ICT in language teaching. I've taken part, both as participant and moderator, in a number of ICT training programmes (with The Consultants-e) which have been both classroom related, using Web 2.0 tools and the Internet in the classroom, for example, and directed towards teaching online.

In 2009, I co-authored the online Cert IBET course offered three times a year by The Consultants-E. Moderating this course and working with teachers from all over the world has been a constant source of inspiration.

I've developed a number of courses using Moodle and other online tools (e.g. wikis and blogs) for teaching university students and business clients. I've worked for the British Council on a freelance basis developing self-access and moderated online courses aimed at helping non-native speaker English teachers around world improve both their English and teaching skills

From 2009 to 2012 I was the Web Coordinator on the IATEFL BESIG Committee with overall responsibility for the Special Interest Group's online presence. Apart from it's new website (http://www.besig.org/), which I helped design and build, I set up and managed a wide range of social media and introduced regular online professional development workshops which have become an integral part of the SIG's contribution to the teaching community.