Chris is an 'ideas man' based at ELI, a language academy in Seville, where he teaches young
learners, teenagers and adults on a weekly basis. He is a regular speaker on the international
conference circuit and has worked with teachers across a wide range of contexts. These include
tutoring on Trinity Certificate and Diploma courses for OxfordTEFL, Barcelona, and as trainer of
state-school teachers in both Catalonia (Spain) and Aleppo (Syria), for the British Council.
His ideas on methodology for young learners and teens can regularly be found in English
Teaching Professional magazine and his ELTon nominated methodology book Understanding
Teenagers in the ELT classroom is available from Pavilion Publishing, UK.
His current areas of interest are: coping with L1 and student cross-talk, the psychological terrain
of a teacher's working day, task design, the micro-mechanics of going over exercises and the
workings of what we call 'fun'. His sessions are highly practical and filled with photos,
anecdotes and examples of student work from his own lessons.