Ms Melika Stannard has been a TESOL language teacher since 2000 and has taught both in the EFL context in Chile, Thailand and Vietnam (ACET, Hanoi, 2002-2003) and the Australian ESL context in Tasmania and Queensland.
Since joining ICTE-UQ in 2005, Ms Stannard has taught on a variety of programs including Content & Language Integrated Learning programs for the Vietnam Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) National Foreign Languages Project 2020 (2012), University of Malang, Indonesia (2012), Chongming Education Bureau, China (2013), Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2014), Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil (2014) and Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil (2014) and Kansai University in Osaka, Japan (2015).
Melika has also taught General English at all levels; English for Academic Purposes and IELTS preparation; English for Special Purposes; and English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes (EMTP) teaching methodology programs. This includes an observation program for primary and secondary teachers in Macau (2014 and 2015).
Ms Stannard was the head teacher for the CORFO English for Global Services Program in Antofagasta, Chile (2010-2011) and was an IELTS examiner for 11 years (2001-2012). Ms Stannard has a particular interest in the training of teachers who work in a resource-poor context.