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Dylan Gates

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ELT Trainer and Business English Coach

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Dylan is a highly experienced ELT professional. He currently lives and works in Spain as a freelance teacher trainer, business English coach, and course designer. He spends his summers working as an oral examiner for Trinity ESOL exams and as an EAP tutor at UK universities and previously worked as a Course Director on Trinity CertTESOL and as a  Director of Studies at a school in central London.

His qualifications include an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT, the Cambridge DELTA, and he was recently awarded a distinction grade on a course entitled ‘Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners’. His two Udemy courses ‘Master Polite English’ and ‘Business English Idioms’ have been taken by over 50,000 learners.

Dylan is passionate about helping his learners become more autonomous and believes that Dogme and Task-based language teaching are two effective approaches when working with adult learners.

He likes to introduce himself as a bestselling author as his ebook ‘A Short Guide to TEFL’ once reached number 1 on Amazon! However, that was for one day only and in a tiny niche, which meant he became a bestseller after selling about 5 copies! Needless to say, J.K. Rowling does not see him as competition.