EFL Teacher & Writer
My name is Christopher Walker, and I am a writer and English teacher based in the south of Poland.
I began teaching English in 2002 with a short stint in Nagano, Japan with GEOS. After a few years doing other things (travelling for the most part, and working in the Dixons Stores Group), I returned to EFL in 2006, when I studied for my CELTA in Krakow, Poland.
My next year was spent teaching at International House Krakow; I then moved to Bielsko-Biala, where I have worked at International House-Integra Bielsko-Biala for most of the last decade.
As well as teaching regular English as an additional language classes, I also work for the Primary Steps Primary School. Within International House, I am the Exams Co-ordinator, responsible for maintaining teaching standards in all of our exam courses.
My knowledge of formal examinations goes beyond teaching; for the past six years I have also worked for Cambridge Assessment as a Speaking Examiner, for YLEs (pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers, and A2 Flyers), A2 Key, and B2 First and First for Schools.
At the moment I am engaged in studying for a MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL with the University of Leicester.