My name is Andy Cowle and I am an English language teaching trainer, writer, materials specialist and business development consultant.
As a qualified, experienced teacher, I have worked for over 30 years visiting schools, colleges and universities in more than 40 countries, supporting ELT professionals with materials and delivering workshops and talks at conferences, as well as many webinars.
I am known for enthusiastic, practical sessions, helping teachers to try new ideas and resources to connect language learning with the real world.
I especially love to talk about bringing into the classroom graded readers, film, images, culture, life skills and storytelling – for any age group at any level.
“Andy Cowle is the quintessential ELT presenter.”
Berta de Llano - Editorial Director, Mantis ELT, Mexico
Plenaries, Workshops, Webinars
Below are some of my popular talks.
Is there a talk or webinar would you like for your next event? Drop me a line with your conference theme and requests:
What teachers say about Andy's talks:
"A wonderful lecturer and trainer, a man full of energy and knowledge who has given marvellous courses, workshops, and webinars to our teachers at Centro Escolar Patria, México. Always a pleasure to learn from him."
Mary Paz Banda
English and French Coordinator - Centro Escolar Patria, Mexico
"Andy's plenary talk was most illuminative and entertaining. He deserves special credit for the courage to deliver the opening plenary instead of a colleague who suddenly cancelled his trip to the IATEFL Hungary conference."
Péter Medgyes - Writer, Trainer - Hungary
"As a presenter at our Foreign Languages Conference, Andy's talk on extensive reading raised a lot of enthusiasm. Visiting several schools for training in different cities in Turkey, he gave the teachers a chance to think what they were doing wrong, and how to adapt their teaching to a more student-centred program, and how to boost extensive reading with very sound, reliable, and easy-to-apply techniques."
Banu Kocas - Owner, ELI LIBER, Turkey
"Thank you so much for such a refreshing webinar. I have just started to let my students choose their own book to read and it feels good to hear that I seem to be on the right way."
Sabrina Hengsberger - Teacher, Austria
"I watched the webinar for very young learners. It was very inspiring."
Tatiana Kuznetzova - Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Secondary School #20, Khimki, Moscow region, Russia
“Andy's presentations are always entertaining and informative - a very popular presenter across a wide range of topics.”
Jeremy Harmer –Trainer, Writer, UK
“Andy is an amazing ELT specialist and an outstanding performer on stage, online and for video. When attending his talks, teachers always leave the room with new knowledge about their job and a smile on their face".
Danielle Vecchiotti – Sales Director, Black Cat Publishing