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Who We Are

key information

TCE is an education consultancy providing effective, measurable and sustainable whole-system education solutions. We work with learning organisations and NGOs, universities, schools and teachers globally to find innovative, context-sensitive, cost-effective, efficient and pedagogically sound solutions to a wide range of educational challenges.

Set up in 2003 by Directors Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, TCE includes an international team of qualified and experienced educational consultants specialising in educational research, programme materials and course design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), assessment, and online and blended learning approaches. Several of our consultants are prize-winning coursebook and methodology book authors, and international conference speakers.

core values

TCE’s core values include:

  • Quality: we commit to providing an outstanding service to all our clients
  • Integrity: we act with honesty and integrity to honour our commitments with organisations and individuals
  • Collaboration: we work collaboratively with our clients to find optimum solutions to their educational challenges
  • Diversity: we work with clients to ensure inclusivity within consultancy projects and we respect diversity and gender equality in our own practice
  • Environment: we strive to reduce our environmental impact in all areas of our work

the directors

Gavin Dudeney

Gavin Dudeney

Director of Technology

Gavin is Director of Technology at TCE, and lead tutor (MATALL) on the NILE / University of Chichester MA in Professional Development for Language Education. He has worked in education for the past twenty-nine years and gives seminars, workshops and teacher training courses for practising teachers all over the world and is also involved in materials development, for both print and online delivery. He is a past coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and also past editor of the SIG newsletter. In 2007 he was elected Honorary Secretary of IATEFL, and in 2011 he became the first Chair of the Electronic Committee (ElCom). Since stepping down from IATEFL in the spring of 2013, he has volunteered as a trustee for the International House Trust in London, and also served on the Educational Writers’ Committee for the Society of Authors. He is currently a trustee for Volcano Theatre Company in Swansea. Gavin lives in Wales, where the company is also based… MORE >>

Nicky Hockly

Nicky Hockly

Director of Pedagogy

Nicky is Director of Pedagogy at TCE 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, a CTEFLA and a DTEFLA. 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. She is an international plenary speaker, and also runs workshops and teacher training courses all over the world. Author of methodology books on the application of technology to language teaching, she is also currently 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, where the company was based until 2014… MORE >>

consultant team

  • Anna Cole
  • Rachel Appleby
  • Anne Fox
  • Carol Rainbow
  • Ceri Jones
  • Robert Martinez
  • Lindsay Clandfield
  • Ana Dalmeida

featured clients

  • Aristotle University
  • BBC
  • Bell English
  • British Council
  • Bucks New University
  • Cambridge Assessment
  • CLM Bell
  • Cultura Inglesa
  • CUP
  • Cyprus MoE
  • EMBL
  • ELC Bristol
  • English UK
  • English 360
  • ESADE
  • The EU
  • Funiber
  • International House
  • Kaplan
  • Laureate
  • LSE
  • Macmillan
  • Manchester University
  • NAIT
  • National Geographic
  • NILE
  • NILE Online
  • OneStopEnglish
  • Oxford University Press
  • OxfordTEFL
  • Ozyegin University
  • Pearson
  • Plan Ceibal
  • Routledge
  • Santillana
  • Scottish Executive
  • SIT
  • University of Strathclyde
  • StudyGroup
  • TIRF
  • Trinity College London
  • University of Westminster
  • ZHAW
  • AmidEast
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