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.
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 using graded readers, film and storytelling.
“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 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