Sue has been involved in TESOL education since 1992, working as a language teacher, senior teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, program designer, and course coordinator in Egypt, Turkey, the UK, and Australia. In the course of her career at ICTE-UQ, Sue has delivered professional development programs and academic language development programs both at ICTE-UQ and on secondment for a variety of clients from China, Thailand, Chile, Taiwan, Macau and Indonesia.

Sue's current position at ICTE-UQ involves the design, delivery and academic management of English for Academic Communication programs that aim to develop the academic literacy skills of students who have English as an additional language (EAL) in UQ Schools including Engineering, Development Practice, Law, and Architecture.

In recent years, Sue has co-written an 8 module online writing support course for UQ HDR students; delivered a 10-hour professional development program on teaching English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) for experienced EAP teachers; presented on concurrent support at QLD PD Fest and at the English Australia (EA) Conference; and was Queensland winner of the EA Bright Ideas Award. Her current research explores the pedagogical training needs of Australian academics teaching students who have English as an additional language.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing)
  • Masters of Education ( TESOL) with Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Cambridge DELTA local tutor
  • Cambridge English CELTA Trainer
  • Cambridge English DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Cambridge English CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)