Tim Silk

tim-silk

Associate Lecturer

Language Centre

Contact Details

email: t.silk@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855241

Tim studied Spanish at the University of Exeter before embarking on a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, including working in Spain for two years and gaining a Masters in TESOL with the University of Birmingham in 2006. He has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, course designer, mentor and Director of Studies, and has run his own TESOL company.

Qualifications

MA TESOL, with merit, University of Birmingham, 2006

Trinity Cert TESOL, 1999

BA Hons Spanish with IT, Exeter University, 1998        

Teaching & Research

Tim teaches Academic English on the LANG1002 and LANG 1003 modules, and occasionally mans the Language Centre’s Academic English drop-in sessions. He also teaches the LANG1250 Spanish Stage 1 module. Throughout the year he teaches on the Language Centre’s pre-sessional programme, which gives international students the academic skills they will need to be able to study at the university.

His main area of research is in teaching pronunciation, and he is also doing informal research on e-learning, which is becoming more and more prevalent in the education sector.

Publications

Presented a paper at InnoConf18 on the topic of portfolio assessment.