Mark Osborne

English and Modern Languages

BS, London University, UK; PG Cert ODE, Open University, UK; DipTESOL, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; MA, Brighton University, UK

Mr. Osborne has worked in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as a teacher, examiner, teacher trainer and trainer trainer. He has taught at various levels from initial teacher training courses through to diploma and masters level. Latterly, he has specialized in the use of technology in TESOL and has worked as an educational multimedia materials designer and software developer, whilst maintaining strong interests in teacher education and TESOL research. He has a BSc in Psychology, the Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma TESOL (LTCL), Postgraduate Diploma TESOL, and an MA in Media-Assisted Language Teaching and Learning. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education, and is completing a PhD in E-Research and Technology-Enhanced Learning focusing on the use of iPads in TESOL. His professional and academic TESOL research interests include the use of digital technologies (especially smartphones and tablets), vocabulary development and lexical approaches, and teacher education. In 2012, he jointly received a British Council ELTons award for digital innovation.