Teaching has been an important part of my life for well over 15 years. I have taught English as a foreign and second language since 1996. I began teaching English in Russia, and I presently live the U.S. I have been working online as an instructor and content creator since 2007.
I also like to create materials to share with other teachers. My Pearson-sponsored blog won the 2010 EDDIE Award in the category of ESL Website Blog. Students likely know me best as JenniferESL on YouTube. I am tremendously happy to have over two hundred thousand subscribers worldwide. In 2011 my channel was recognized in YouTube's "On the Rise" contest.
Since 2010, I have contributed more actively within professional circles. I have presented at the annual TESOL and MATSOL conventions in addition to giving professional development webinars. From March 2011 to March 2014, I served as a member of the TESOL Book Publications Committee. I remain an active member of the Materials Writers Interest Section.
I also have materials available offline. I have had the good fortune to be able to work with very skilled educators. I co-authored the Vocabulary Power series, contributed materials to New Password, and was on the writing team for Pearson’s hybrid series Next Generation Grammar, for which I also appear as the video Grammar Coach.
I am very excited to teach here on WizIQ, and I look forward to helping you reach your language goals.
I’m an English teacher and I’ve written many course books for Oxford University Press and Pearson. I teach adults who need English for work, play and travel, so their key goals are to communicate across cultures, build relationships and get things done.
I’m particularly interested in:
- business, technical and professional English
- pragmatics and sociolinguistics
- cross cultural issues
- videos – making them and teaching with them
- British and American English
- English as a lingua franca
I grew up and spent much of my working life in the UK (operating in British English). I’ve also lived and worked in Japan and Algeria, and I’ve delivered workshops for teachers in many countries in Europe, the Middle and Far East and South America. For about 15 years I’ve been living in Philadelphia, USA. I’ve taught at the University of Pennsylvania and I continue to write course books, training materials and increasingly these days, I also shoot and edit videos. I want to make a positive difference for language learners and teachers around the world and think it’s one of the best ways I can help.