The MATSDA Committee

Meet the MATSDA committee members...

President: Prof/Dr Brian Tomlinson

Brian is Founder and President of MATSDA and the author of many publications(including Discover English, Materials Development in Language Learning and Developing Materials for Language Learning). He has presented in forty countries and worked in Nigeria, Zambia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. brianjohntomlinson@gmail.com

Chair: Dave Allan

Dave is Director of NILE, the Norwich Institute for Language Education, a Fellow of the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia and a consultant for the British Council and the Council of Europe. For 9 years co-ordinator of the IATEFL TEASIG, and an author for OUP, Dave has run courses and seminars for teachers in over 40 countries. He is a passionate, lifelong supporter of Sunderland AFC. dave@nile-elt.com

Committee Secretary: Hitomi Masuhara (Dr.)

Hitomi is a founding member and Secretary of MATSDA and Deputy Director of the MA in Applied Linguistics and the MA in TESOL at the University of Liverpool. She has worked in Japan, Oman, Singapore and the UK and has presented at Conferences all over the world. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters and books (e.g. Materials and Methods in ELT (2013) Wiley, co-authored with J. McDonough and C. Shaw; Research for Materials Development in Language Learning (2010) Continuum, co-edited with B. Tomlinson. hitomi.masuhara@gmail.com

Folio Editor: Freda Mishan (Dr.)

Dr Freda Mishan is lecturer on the Masters in TESOL and course director of the Structured PhD in TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research and publications include chapters, journal articles and books in the areas of language learning materials development, technology and language learning, and problem-based learning. She took over as editor of the MATSDA journal Folio in summer 2011. FredaMishan@ul.ie

Promotion Manager: Maria Heron

Maria Heron is a practising teacher and teacher trainer with 30 years’ experience.  She is a senior tutor and CELTA Centre Manager at NILE in the UK. Her work has been mainly in the UK but she has also worked in Western Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Perú and Panamá.  She is a presenter at international conferences and a member of the Creativity Group.

Treasurer: Andy Dyble

andy@nile-elt.comm

Membership Secretary: Susi Pearson

Susi Pearson has been a teacher for over 20 years and a teacher trainer since 1999. She lived and worked abroad for many years, mostly in Brazil. She is now based in Norwich, UK, where she is a Senior Trainer at the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE). matsdamembershipsec@nile-elt.com

Web Coordinator: Jon Marks

Jon is a freelance ELT writer, editor and occasional illustrator with a special interest in online learning and ELT websites in general. He has authored/co-authored numerous classroom courses, self-study resources and teacher development programmes (details at jonmarks.net). Queries about MATSDA's website and about the MATSDA Freelance Register should be addressed to Jon at this email address: matsda@jonmarks.net


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