Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gareth Davies

English Language Teacher, Teacher trainer, materials writer, fiction writer and storyteller. 
Currently on the look out for exciting writing, teaching, and teacher training opportunities.





Other Courses


MA in Creative Writing Cardiff University. 

24 years in TEFL industry, in UK, Portugal, Japan, Spain and the Czech Republic
Trinity Examiner
Oxford Teacher's Academy approved trainer
Trinity Qualified Teacher Trainer
DELTA IH Akcent Prague
BA (hons) Politics and Government

Story Telling Weekend Course Ty-Newydd
Jill Edwards' Weekend Stand-up Comedy Course

Current Position 
ELT Teacher Trainer  - More details here
ELT Materials Developer - More details here 
Trinity GESE and ISE examiner. 
Freelance Fiction Writer, Storyteller, Poet, and Performer - More details here
Conference and Special Event Host.
Teacher with Cardiff University and Westgate Corporation, Japan.

Main areas of ELT specialisation 
Storytelling in ELT
Classroom management and dealing with diversity
Using Creative Writing in the ELT Classroom
Using Pictures Creatively.

Work Experience 
24 Years as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials developer - More Details here

MA in Creative Writing
MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.
The modules include writing scripts for screen and radio. For one project I looked at how to use creative writing as a tool in the ELT classroom.

Teaching and Training History



September -
October 2018
September 2019- January 2020


July-August 2016
July August 2017
July-August 2018
July August 2019

April-June 2013


2007 - 2009


2002 –2007


1999 -2001



Freelance Trainer
Writing and delivering teacher training sessions for in-service training sessions and conferences worldwide. Working for Oxford University Press, MM Publishing and others. 

Storyteller - See here

Global English Teacher - Westgate, Japan.

Senior Instructor - Westgate, Japan. 

Trinity GESE and ISE examiner

EAP Teacher Cardiff University Pre-Sessional 8 Week Course. 

Teacher at Lacunza IH San Sebastian

Part Time Teacher, CMLA, Cardiff

Exam Consultant CEMAT Prague
Working on the new Maturita exam for the Czech Republic

Part Time Teacher, British Council, Prague

Head of TEFL, Prague Schools, Prague
Course Director of a Trinity Cert TESOL programme

Director of Studies, Via Lingua, Prague

Senior Teacher, ILC, Prague
Teaching various levels and including time as ADOS for young learners

Teacher, IH Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Teacher , IH Prague, Prague

Materials Development History

For my poetry and fiction publishing history click here.








October 2007

May-August 2007

January – March 2007

Numerous texts for Pearson Big Books in Mexico 

Numerous small projects for OUP including work on new Business Result and Exam Trainer, a variety of blog posts and internal training manuals.

Writing material for various levels of My Class for the British Council.

Material for Solutions 2nd ed Interactive Content for OUP

Contributing material including video scripts and lessons for Empower B1+ Cambridge University Press.

Materials for Oxford Maturita Excellence B2 Level, OUP.

Additional material for Headway Pre-Intermediate Workbook Czech Edition, OUP.

Solutions 2e Workbook and iTools Elementary- Upper Intermediate.
Authored content for Czech Specific Get Ready for your Exam section in Solutions 2e workbooks and interactive materials for iTools.

English Plus 4 Multi-Rom
Authored the content for English Plus 4 Multi-Rom. OUP Writing in xml

Word lists Horizons
Wrote example sentences for New Horizons level 1 and 2 for Belgium Market OUP 

Oxford iTools OUP
Developed the teacher’s guides for Oxford iTools, for a range of titles including Project, Solutions, Headway Plus, Headway and English Result.  For some titles this included creating the content map.

Business Result OUP
Wrote downloadable Writing files and Reading Banks for all four levels and Case Studies for the Advanced level.

Business One to One Advanced OUP
Authored the  Reading and Listening Banks for the course book and Multi Rom Interactive Tests and Exercises

International House Global Tests
Produced  communicative tests with five component, reading writing listening, speaking and use of English for IH World network, across 4 levels in line with the CEF

Business One to One Pre-Intermediate OUP
Wrote Multi Rom Interactive Tests and Grammar Exercises

Other Writing Projects





Various entries for OUP Global blog

A variety of Teaching blogs

Headway iTools Booklet
Writing teaching ideas for 2nd Generation iTools

OUP Selector
Czech Specific marketing document highlighting the strengths on the OUP ELT list.

New Headway Plus iTools Newsletter
Writing teaching ideas for 1st generation iTools