Briony is a language teaching consultant, teacher trainer and materials writer. She taught English in a British secondary state school (PGCE and QTS) for several years before moving into teaching EFL, later becoming the DoS in a very large adult education institute. She is a NILE Associate Teacher Trainer, who has worked with teachers in many countries around the world, and who currently supervises students on the NILE MA course. Briony is a Cambridge Teaching Awards Delta tutor, assessor and moderator. She has served as the Co-ordinator of the Teacher Trainers’ and Educators’ Special Interest Group of IATEFL and was Editor of IATEFL Conference Selections for five years. She has presented at many international conferences and has written coursebooks for Oxford University Press and for Cornelsen Verlag, and a number of specially commissioned teacher training and trainer training courses, as well as publishing in professional journals. Her ELT qualifications include the UCLES Dip. TEFL and a Doctorate of Education in TEFL.
Areas of expertise:
Teacher education, Teacher trainer training, Teacher development over time and teacher development through teacher narratives, ELT Methodology, Classroom Management.
Teacher trainers: solitary or social? From nowhere to networks. IATEFL Teacher Trainers’ and Teacher Development SIG Conference, Ankara, Turkey, May 2006.
Constructivism in the CELTA classroom. Paradigm Change Kick-Off Event: Project SAPA 21, Vienna, May 2007.
Quality Assurance in a Multilingual Teacher Education Programme. 42nd International IATEFL Conference, Exeter, April 2008.
A Constructivist Approach to Background Reading on CELTA Courses. 43rd International IATEFL Conference, Cardiff, April 2009.
‘”Do you have that as well?” Teacher stories and teacher trainer stories: sharing and learning. 44th International IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, April 2010.
Storytelling revisited: making sense of our professional practice. 45th International IATEFL Conference, Brighton, April 2011.
Learning and growing as a teacher educator. 47th International IATEFL Conference, Liverpool, April 2013.
Creating motivation with teacher education materials, and the role of L2. MATSDA Conference Limerick June 2015.
Creating motivation with teacher education materials, and the role of L1/L2. 50th International IATEFL Conference, Birmingham, April 2016.
Teacher stories: A way for teachers to share with and learn from each other. British Council international webinar, Feb. 17th 2016. Repeated for British Council Online Conference, Oct. 5th 2016.
Motivation through Methodology. Munich Adult Education Institute, Germany. November, 2017.
51+ years in English Language Teaching. 51st International IATEFL Conference, Glasgow, April 2017.
A Life In English Language Teaching. English Language Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. New Perspectives in English Language Teaching Symposium, May 2018.
A Life In English Language Teaching. Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Current Perspectives and Practices in English Language Teaching Symposium, May 2018.
Location: Based in Munich, Germany. Willing to travel. Available with notice from September through till June most years.
Find me on Facebook as ‘Briony Beaven ELT Consultant’.