Nicky has worked in the field of face-to-face and distance education
since 1987, as a teacher, teacher trainer and consultant. She holds an
MA in TEFL from the Universidad de Granada (Spain ), a CTEFLA (1987)
and a DTEFLA (1991). She has worked as a teacher trainer on
Cambridge-ESOL CELTA courses, and has given seminars, in-service
workshops and teacher training courses for practising language teachers all over the world .
She has also been involved in materials development, for both EFL course
books and online learning.
Before joining The Consultants-E, she was Academic Counsellor at theFundacion Universitaria Iberoamericana on a distance Master in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programme, offered through various Spanish and Latin American universities. In 2003 she left to set up The Consultants-E, where she is Director of Pedagogy.
Nicky was Co-ordinator of the IATEFL TTEd SIG (Teacher Trainers and Educators Special Interest Group) from 2003- 2005, and a member of the IATEFL TTEd Committee until 2006. She was Editor of a magazine aimed at EFL teacher development, called iT's for Teachers , from 2002 - 2004, and was on The ELT Journal Advisory Panel for two years (2004-6).
She has written many articles on education and online learning (see Publications in the Portfolio section of the site), and spoken at conferences all over the world. She currently writes a regular column in English Teaching Professional Magazine on uses of ICT for teachers (2009 - present), and has co-written How to Teach English with Technology, Longman 2007, which looks at the application of new technologies to the classroom. She is also author of Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies, John Wiley 2009 (with Gavin Dudeney), and Teaching Online, Delta Publishing 2010, with Lindsay Clandfield.
She lives in Barcelona, Spain.
- Virtual Campus (Web CT) Online MA materials development, Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana 1997-2003
- Online module 'Language Systems and Language Skills' for University of East London online MA in TESOL programme 2003
- Editor Framework Workbook 3 Richmond Publishing 2003-4
- Video scripts, worksheets and Teacher's Notes for three secondary school EFL coursebooks, Richmond Publishing, 1999-2000: Your Turn Next, Your Choice Next, Different.
- Netlanguages, 1997-1998
- Natecla News – regular column 2007 – present (Hockly) NATECLA, The National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults is the professional organisation for ESOL practitioners.
- Meet the Twitterati - English Teaching Professional, January 2009 (Dudeney & Hockly)
- Teachers and Technology - Modern English Teacher, April 2009
- Community Service: Online CPD for Teachers - Modern English Teacher, October 2009
- Things You Always Wanted to Know about ICT, but Were Too Afraid to Ask -- regular column in English Teaching Professional, from January 2009 - present
- Teaching Online - British Council Teaching English website, June 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
- WebQuests - British Council Teaching English website, April 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
- Ms. Conceptions: Gender and Identity in EFL/ ESL Online Contexts - TESL- EJ Forum, March 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
- Working Together in Virtual Darkness - The Guardian Weekly, June 2004
- Online skills sharing is breaching staffroom 'wall of silence' - The Guardian Weekly (with Gavin Dudeney)
- Live and Let Lurk - IATEFL Issues 173, June-July 2003
- Editor of It’s for Teachers magazine 2002 - 2004
- Regular contributor to IATEFL Teacher Trainers and Educators Special Interest Group Newsletter
- “Learning the hard way: strategy use and (online) distance education”, IATEFL Learner Independence SIG Newsletter, Issue 30: 2001.
- “Apprenticeship and Cognitive Modeling in Pre-service Teacher Education”, English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), April 2000
- “Multiple Intelligences in the EFL classroom”, GRETA XVI Jornadas Pedagógicas Actas 2000
- Articles in IATEFL Annual Conference Selections 2000 - present. Edited by A. Pulverness / Briony Beaven.
Video: Interviews & Presentations
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