My name is Darren Elliott and I have been teaching English since 1999. I started teaching for a chain of private language schools in Japan, and after getting my CELTA at RMIT in Australia I became a teacher trainer and manager for the same company. In 2005 I returned to the UK to study for both an MA in English Language Teaching and a DELTA, and to teach pre- and in-sessional courses on a university language programme. Since 2007 I have been teaching English at universities in Nagoya, Japan. I am currently associate professor / senior language instructor at Nanzan University.
This website gathers together my professional and research interests. In the drop down menu above, you can see links to my published papers and presentations. Since 2009, I have been conducting video interviews with researchers, writers and teachers at conferences in Japan and internationally. These are also archived on this site, under the heading ‘Lives of Teachers Interview Archives’.
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