Christopher Walker – CV

EFL – Teacher

2015 to 2016: Speaking Tutor at PWSZ Oswiecim

  • Responsible for planning and delivering speaking lessons to students in Years 2 and 3 of the Uczelnia Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa, a tertiary educational establishment in Oswiecim. I also devised midyear and end of year speaking tests for the students.

2006 to 2007: EFL Teacher at International House Krakow

  • Taught lessons to university students at C1 and C2 level, and young learners at A1 and A2 level.

EFL – Speaker

Recently I have begun to attend EFL conferences as a speaker.

  • October 2019: IATEFL Hungary: Helping Learners Become Autodidacts
  • September 2019: SCELT Bratislava: Supporting Teachers With Dyslexia
  • September 2019: IATEFL Poland: A Framework for Writing Stories in Class
  • May 2019: IH World Online Conference: The Importance of Teacher Development
  • March 2019: IH Torun Teacher Training Day: Zero Preparation Games

EFL – Cambridge Assessment Speaking Examiner

From 2010 to 2019 I worked for Cambridge Assessment as a speaking examiner for the following exams: pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers, A2 Key, and B2 First & First for Schools. My time as a speaking examiner came to an end when Cambridge announced that they would not permit speaking examiners to teach the same levels that they examined.

EFL – Articles

Education

  • 2020 (ongoing) MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL, The University of Leicester
  • 2019 Teacher Training Certificate, International House World
  • 2019 Certificate in Teaching Young Learners, International House World
  • 2017 Language Awareness Course, International House World
  • 2006 CELTA (Pass B), International House Krakow
  • 2004 Certificate in the Humanities, The Open University
  • 2001 BSc (Hons) Physics (2.2), The University of Leicester

Writing

As well as creating EFL resources, I am also a keen writer. My work has been published in a number of journals and anthologies, as listed below, and I have also self-published several novels through Amazon.

Anthologies

  • You Are Here‘ – a collection of stories all with a cartographic bent. My story ‘The Wall’ is included here.
  • In Medias Res‘ – tales from life in the middle. Including my short story ‘The Cough.’
  • Circuits & Slippers‘ – sci-fi retellings of classic fairy tales. Includes my story ‘Some Assembly Required.’
  • Eeny Meeny Miney Mo‘ – stories for children, including my tale, ‘The Purple Giraffe.’

Journals

Self-Published