Tom Spain, EMI Consultant and Senior Trainer.
My name's Tom Spain and I am a Consultant and Senior Trainer at OXFORD EMI TRAINING. I travel the world teaching courses in universities and institutions of Higher Education and I'm looking forward to working with you on your EMI professional development courses and EMI projects.
I have worked intensively in EMI for the last five years – as a consultant, course writer and trainer working as a trainer for the British Council, as a Tutor and Research Assistant at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and now as Consultant and Trainer at OXFORD EMI TRAINING.
I worked for the British Council in Spain for over seventeen years where I co-authored their Academic Teaching Excellence (ATE) course in collaboration with the University of Oxford. I have taught EMI (English Medium Instruction) courses for lecturers extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa over the last four years.
Having worked in Higher Education settings for many years, I have witnessed first-hand the growing impact of English on the sector for teachers, researchers, administrative staff and students. I am fascinated not only by the communication issues that arise, but also by the possibilities afforded in terms of people's effectiveness as communicators, teachers and learners on an international stage.
I look forward to visiting you in your university and welcoming you to Oxford on an OXFORD EMI TRAINING course.