We offer a range of online courses certified by English UK and Trinity College London, as well as our own suite of EdTech training - click on any of the course titles to find out more. All of our online courses are validated by Aqueduto.

    We also offer face-to-face training wherever you are, or the chance to beam us in to your training room with one of our virtual training packages. Find out more with the options on the right.

    Finally, we offer a variety of scholarship opportunities, and these crop up regularly over the course of each year.

    [ online courses ]
    • CertICT
      Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology.
    • CertIBET
      Certificate in International Business English Training.
    • Going Mobile
      Learn to teach effectively with handheld devices.

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    • Face-to-Face Training
      We also offer face-to-face EdTech training: seminars, workshops, conferences and in-house courses wherever you are in the world.

    • Virtual Training
      If we can't meet in person, we can come and train at your place virtually! A truly cost-effective solution.

    • Scholarships
      We offer a variety of scholarships ourselves, and in conjunction with other organisations.


    Highly experienced in the field of online training and consultancy, we are uniquely placed to help you find cost-effective, efficient & pedagogically sound solutions to a range of educational challenges. If you're interested in exploring how EdTech can best support learning in your context, we can help.

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    • Our Team
      Find out about our directors - Gavin & Nicky - and the rest of the team.
    • What We Do
      Discover more about our approach and philosophy to consultancy work.

    [ get in touch ]

    If you think we can help you, please drop us a line and we'll be happy to talk.


    Nicky Hockly

    Nicky Hockly

    Nicky is Director of Pedagogy at The Consultants-E and has worked in the field of face-to-face and distance language education since 1987. She holds an MA in TEFL from the Universidad de Granada (2000), a CTEFLA (1987) and a DTEFLA (1991). From 1997 - 2002, she worked as the Academic Director of one of the first fully online MA in English Language Teaching programmes, with a consortium of Spanish and Latin American universities under the auspices of Funiber (Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana).

    She became one of the founding directors of The Consultants-E in 2003. Nicky is an international plenary speaker, and she runs workshops and teacher training courses for language teachers all over the world. She is also a well-known author of methodology books on the application of technology to language teaching. She is currently also on the Editorial Board of the TESOL Journal, a member of the Oxford University Press ELT Expert Panel, a consultant for Cambridge University Press’ ‘Cambridge English Teacher’ platform, and a member of the NILE Advisory Board.

    Nicky lives in Barcelona, Spain. [ more here... ]

    Nicky Hockly - Director of Pedagogy

    Nicky Hockly
    Director of Pedagogy


    • Books
      ETpedia Technology – Pavilion Publishing, 2017

      Focus on Technology - Oxford University Press, 2016

      Going Mobile - Delta Publishing, 2014 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Digital Literacies - Routledge, 2013 (with Gavin Dudeney & Dr. Mark Pegrum)

      Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators - 2012 (e-book)

      Teaching Online - Delta Publishing, 2010 (with Lindsay Clandfield)

      Learning EFL for Dummies - John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      How to Teach English with Technology - Longman, 2007 (with Gavin Dudeney)
    • Book Chapters
      Online language learning in The Cambridge Guide to Learning a Second Language. Burns, A., & Richards, J. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Blended learning in a mobile context: new tools, new learning experiences? in The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning. McCarthy, M. (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Digital Learning in 2020 in Digital Learning: theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. Bailey, K. & Carrier, M. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Designer learning: the teacher as designer of mobile-based classroom learning experiences in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains. Martín-Monje, E., Elorza, I. & García Riaza, B. (eds.), Routledge, 2016

      Digital literacies in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Farr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Reversing the Blend: From Online to Blended in Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. Tomlinson, B. & Whittaker, C. (eds.), British Council, 2013 (with Gavin Dudeney)
    • Articles
      Designer Learning: The Teacher as Designer of Mobile-based Classroom Learning Experiences. A research paper commissioned and published by The International Research Foundation (TIRF) on MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) in October 2013. [read]

      Mobile English: Article and series of 5 mLearning lesson plans (with Gavin Dudeney) on the OneStopEnglish website:
      - An introduction to mobile English [article]
      - Ideal phone [lesson plan]
      - Mobile phone dictation [lesson plan]
      - Digital word banks [lesson plan]
      - Secret instructions [lesson plan]
      - Pet hates [lesson plan]

      ICT in ELT: how did we get here and where are we going? - English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), Oxford University Press, 2012 (with Gavin Dudeney) [article]

      Three articles about mLearning in Modern English Teacher (reproduced with permission):
      - Mobile learning: What is it and why should you care? [article] - Modern English Teacher 21/2 April 2012
      - Substitute or redefine? Mobile learning in and out of class [article] - Modern English Teacher 21/3 July 2012
      - Tech-savvy teaching: BYOD [article] - Modern English Teacher 21/4 October 2012

      Meet the Twitterati - English Teaching Professional, January 2009 (with Gavin Dudeney)

      Teachers and Technology - Modern English Teacher, April 2009

      Community Service: Online CPD for Teachers - Modern English Teacher, October 2009

      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 Modelling 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 - . Edited by A. Pulverness / Briony Beaven / Tania Patterson.
    • Regular Columns
      Technology for the Language Teacher - regular column in English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), 2011 - present

      Things You Always Wanted to Know about ICT, but Were Too Afraid to Ask - regular column in EtP, 2009 - present

      Natecla News, 2007 – 2011

      Note: Some of her ELTJ and ETP articles can be accessed on Nicky's Academia page (republished with permission).
    • Videos & Presentations
    • Miscellaneous
      Nicky blogs at eModeration Station
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