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 has been a member of  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.


Digital Literacies
Going Mobile


Nicky Hockly’s 50 Essentials for Using Learning Technologies – Cambridge University Press, 2022

ETpedia Technology – Pavilion Publishing, 2017

Focus on Technology – Oxford University Press, 2016

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

Digital Literacies – Routledge, 2013; 2022 (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)

Materials for Mobile Learning in Routledge Handbook of Materials Development. Buchanan, H. & Norton, J. [eds.], Routledge, forthcoming (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.

Designing for Mobile Learning in Developing Materials for Language Teaching (Third Edition). Tomlinson, B. [ed.]. Bloomsbury, 2023 (Hockly, N.).
Digital literacies in Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics. Mohebbi, H. & Coombe, C. (eds.), Springer 2021 (Hockly, N.)
Online Language Learning in The Cambridge Guide to Learning a Second LanguageBurns, A., & Richards, J. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).
Digital Literacies in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and TechnologyFarr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge 2016 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).
Digital Learning in 2020 in Digital Learning: Theoretical and Pedagogical PerspectivesBailey, K. & Carrier, M. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).
Blended Learning in a Mobile Context: New Tools, New Learning Experiences? – in The Cambridge Guide to Blended LearningMcCarthy, M. (ed.), Cambridge University Press 2016 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).
Designer Learning: the Teacher as Designer of Mobile-based Classroom Learning Experiences in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized DomainsMartín-Monje, E., Elorza, I. & García Riaza, B. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (Hockly, N.)
Digital Literacies – in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Farr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge 2016 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).
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 (Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N.).

Digital Literacies Revisited in The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 2018 7(2), pp.09-30. (Pegrum, M., Dudeney, G. and Hockly, N.)

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.

Mobile English
: Article and series of five mLearning lesson plans (with Gavin Dudeney) on the OneStopEnglish website

ICT in ELT: How did we get Here and Where are we Going? – ELTJ 2012 (with Gavin Dudeney)

A History of CALL – ELTJ 2012 (with Gavin Dudeney)

Ms. Conceptions: Gender and Identity in EFL/ ESL Online Contexts – TESL-EJ Forum 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)

Online Skills Sharing is Breaching Staffroom ‘Wall of Silence’ – The Guardian Weekly (with Gavin Dudeney)

Technology for the Language Teacher – regular column in English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), 2011 – 2019

Things You Always Wanted to Know about ICT, but Were Too Afraid to Ask – regular column in EtP, 2009 – 2021

Note: Some of her ELTJ and ETP articles can be accessed on Nicky’s Academia page (republished with permission).

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Nicky Hockly

Nicky Hockly
Director of Pedagogy

The Consultants-E Limited [ TCE ]
Barcelona, Spain