Peter Andrews MA (Hons) Dip.RSA MSc FSEDA
My specialisms are Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
I am originally from Dorset in the UK, although part of my childhood was spent in the Canary Islands where I attended an international school. After graduating with a degree in philosophy from the University of St Andrews, my teaching career began in 1990 on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. Since then I have gained diverse experience in several countries and educational environments. For example, I was an English Language teacher trainer at the British Council Singapore and Hong Kong. At the University of Reading in the UK, I co-authored and implemented a Diploma programme for Chinese high school English teachers. I have also supported the professional development of lecturers in Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. For 6 years I acted as a curriculum consultant to Canossian Colleges in Hong Kong, where The Chinese University of Hong Kong also employed me as a Lecturer in Independent Learning. In 2015, I mentored local teacher trainers in Kazakhstan. After that I returned to the University of Reading as an academic developer, promoting the quality of learning and teaching across that institution including its satellite campuses in Malaysia and China. Now I perform a similar role at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.