Billie Jago is a DELTA qualified freelance ELT writer, teacher trainer and consultant who has been working in the ELT industry for over 10 years. She specialises in exams, digital and adult ELT materials.
She began her teaching career in 2012 in Italy, teaching young learners through project-based lessons. She then moved to China, where she taught up to 70 students per class - over 1000 students per week - and gave whole-school talks to an audience of over 8000 students. Billie then moved to Spain and began teaching 1:1 and small group classes, specialising in preparing students for their Cambridge and IELTS exams. In 2016 she moved back to the UK to teach in Cambridge, where she was consistently rated in the top 3 teachers in the UK and Ireland for the largest private educational company in the world. She then began leading teacher training courses for teachers from international backgrounds.
Since then, she has gained extensive experience in both print and digital materials; with a particular focus on app development. She has written ELT materials for various publishers including Pearson Education, National Geographic, Cambridge Assessment and the British Council, and educational organisations EF and Wall Street English. She has written for well-known titles such as Gold Experience (Pearson), Roadmap (Pearson), Close-Up (National Geographic Learning) and Voices (National Geographic Learning).
As a subject matter expert (SME) in digital ELT, Billie has vast experience in working with various online authoring platforms, including Learnosity and Avallain. She is currently a regular writer for the British Council's EnglishScore test, and writing items and content for the PTE Academic exam.
Alongside her writing, Billie also delivers regular online teacher training webinars and workshops for Pearson Education. She also consults on new coursebook concepts and reviews written materials.
In 2021, she founded the ELTcpd podcast, delivering professional development sessions to ELT professionals.
Find ELTcpd on:
British Council's EnglishScore item writing
PTE-A item writing
Students Book, Voices (NGL) - Mediation & Communication activities
Teachers Book, New Close-up (NGL)
Video scripts - Online student learning platform
Reviewing and consulting on a new edition of a best-selling coursebook
STUDIO CAMBRIDGE - CAMBRIDGE, UK
JULY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2020
EDUCATION FIRST - CAMBRIDGE, UK
JULY 2017 – JULY 2019
FREELANCE EFL TEACHER
JANUARY 2014 – FEBRUARY 2016
EFL TEACHER & ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
BUCKLAND EDUCATION GROUP - GUANGZHOU, CHINA
SEPTEMBER 2012 – JANUARY 2014
EFL TEACHER & ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
LINGUA SENZA FRONTIERE – BERGAMO, ITALY
APRIL 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2012
Exam preparation (Cambridge, IELTS & PTE Academic)
Digital content creation & development
Adult & Exam course materials
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