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Andrew Edward Finch, Ph.D.
ELT Teacher trainer
English Education Consultant
Freelance ELT author

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Career objectives


  • general: to promote and facilitate language-learning as education of the whole person, fostering linguistic, cognitive, affective and social development in a non-threatening, collaborative learning environment.
  • specific: to develop and apply my experience in EFL teacher-training, language programme design, programme management, test-design, alternative assessment, materials design, task-based EFL teaching, and Internet applications, for the purpose of promoting teacher/learner development in a holistic, humanistic and student-centred manner.

Academic appointments


Feb 2012 -
Aug 2015
Joint Su of Freshman English, Kyungpook National University Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Designing a task-based Academic English programme (all 4 macro-skills)
  • Implementing and maintaining the programme
  • Supervising teacher training and professional development
Sept 2001 -
Aug 2015
Tenured Professor of English Education, Kyungpook National University
  • Supervising MA and PhD students
  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Credit Courses:
  • Research into Task-Based EFL learning and language teaching as education of the whole person.
  • Writing practical teacher-training books
Feb 2008 -
Oct 2008
VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW (TESOL) Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/

Feb 2001 -
Aug 2001
Language Testing Consultant, GSLPA, 
Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Department of English

Jan 2000 -
Jan 2001
Deputy Director (Language Centre) and Visiting Professor,
Seoul National University of Technology, Korea

Jan 1997 -
Dec 1999
Deputy Director (Language Centre)and Visiting Professor,
Andong National University, Korea

Sept 1995 -
Jan 1997
Full Time Language Instructor: Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
English Department. English Language Study Centre (ELSC)

Sept 1994 -
June 1995
Part-Time Language Instructor,
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Wanchai, Hong Kong

July 1994 -
Dec 1996
Part-Time Language Instructor on short courses,
The Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (now the Open University of Hong Kong), Kowloon, H.K.

Mar 1991 -
Feb 1994
Visiting Professor,
Andong National University, Language Centre, Korea

Education

1997 - 2000
DOCTORATE (Ph.D.) Faculty of Education, Manchester University, UK.
Thesis: A Formative Evaluation of a Task-Based EFL Programme for Korean University Students
1994 - 1996
MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.)
Centre for English Language Education, Manchester University, U.K.
1994
CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES (Cert. ESP)
English Language Centre (ELC), London, U.K.
1992 - 1993
DIPLOMA IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
English Language Centre (ELC), London, U.K.
1975 - 1976
POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE)
Birmingham Polytechnic, U.K. (Now Birmingham City University)
1971 - 1972
MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.)
University of Bristol, Department of Music U.K.
1968 - 1971
BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.), II-1 (HONS) MUSIC
University of Bristol, Department of Music U.K.

Publications

Associations


  • Modern English Education Society,lifetime member
  • Asia TEFL, founder member.
  • Korea TESOL, lifelong member, editor, columnist
  • Youngnam English Teachers' Association (YETA), member
  • The Korean Association of Teachers of English (KATE), member
  • The Asian Centre for Language Assessment research. (ACLAR), member

Languages


  • Korean: Intermediate
  • French: Intermediate
  • Mandarin: Basic
  • Spanish: Beginner

Computer skills


  • Hangul Word Processing (HWP)
  • English and Korean versions of MS Office
  • Pages, Keynote, Numbers (Apple)
  • WS_FTP, HTML Kit (Web publishing)
  • Dreamweaver MX, Namo 6 (Web-site editing in English and Korean)
  • XHTML, HTTP
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

Interests


  • Baduk (바둑, Japanese name "Go", , Chinese "Wei-chi"); an oriental board game notable for its promotion of lateral as well as logical thinking.
  • Walking (hiking), swimming, cycling
  • "Gi-gong" (기공, ), a Korean version of "Tai-Chi", which combines many aspects of oriental philosophy, meditation and exercise.
  • Reading, writing, painting, music, watching classic and literary films.