Simon has worked as a teacher trainer and TESOL teacher since 1998, and has taught in Italy, Japan, Korea and Australia. Since initially joining ICTE in 2000, Simon has taught on a wide range of programs, including TESOL Methodology programs, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), the Bridging English Program, Masters of Chinese Translation and Interpretation, and General, Academic and Business English courses. He has also run teaching methodology workshops for primary and secondary teachers in Macau, and CLIL workshops for lecturers in Japan.

Simon has a particular interest in professional development. Since 2016, he has helped guide candidates through the Cambridge Delta and has run in-house professional development workshops and also presented at the annual Queensland PD Fest conference on numerous occasions, at the Faces of English conference at the University of Hong Kong, at IATEFL in the UK, and at the English Australia conference.

He enjoys researching current teaching theories and approaches and analyzing their practical classroom efficacy, and in particular answering the question of why teachers do what we do in and out of the classroom.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge Assessment)
  • Train the Trainer Certificate (Cambridge Assessment)
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge Assessment)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Sports Science and Human Movements

Publications

  • Clancy, K, Feros, S & Kotze, H. (2019, September) The George Clooney Effect: What actually is good teaching? English Australia National Conference, Melbourne.
  • Clancy, K, Feros, S & Kotze, H. (2019, March) The George Clooney Effect: What actually is good teaching? QLD English Australia PD Fest, UQ-ICTE, Brisbane 

Awards

  • Top 5 Finalist for the Contribution to Teaching Practice at the English Australia National conference (2019)
  • Bright Ideas Award winner at the QLD PD Fest (2019)

ICTE Secondments

  • March, 2019. Content and Language Integrated Learning, Kobe University, Japan
  • March, 2018. English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes,  Education & Youth Affairs Bureau (Primary and Secondary), Macau