Our English Language consultant, Dr Knowles was educated at Emmanuel college Cambridge,and has spent many years teaching Linguistics and English Language at universities in the UK and elsewhere. He specialises in spoken English,and has been particulary involved in training teachers of English from all over the world to teach spoken English. He has taught Malaysian teachers both in the UK and in Malaysia.He has been coming since 2001, and has not only been involved in teaching at university level,but has also been involved in supporting english teaching and teacher training at preschool level.He now works as a consultant,and has acted as consultant to a number of companies and agencies, including the Malaysian Ministry of Education.
His role with the company will include Quality Control , with the aim of ensuring that all the company’s learning materials are of good quality.He will be putting on a series of workshops which will support english teachers with their everyday teaching tasks,and prepare them for changes in language teaching which will be introduced in the next few years. Where appropriate ,these workshops will also be open to parents and other interested parties.
The company has plans for an English language support service ,in which Dr Knowles will answer questions and queries on the English language and the teaching of English , and will where possible work with teachers to find practical solutions to teaching problems.