I have 30 years, experience of teaching English both abroad in Europe and here in Britain and am a trainer on teaching courses for both undergraduates and experienced teachers from a range of different countries. My philosophy is to develop a collaborative environment for study where we can all learn from the experiences and motivations of others in the class. So my aim is to develop a community of people engaged in sharing and supporting each other with learning. My main teaching activities involve working with International Students on the BA (Hons) English for International Business Communication. This is a lively mix of direct entrant students from France and China who will go onto Masters programmes next year. I am also involved in teacher training and teaching practice observation with students on the BA (Hons) TESOL programme. Both of these teaching contexts provide me with the satisfaction of seeing individuals significantly develop their skills-base through practical application and feedback.