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ABOUT

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Billie Jago is a DELTA qualified freelance ELT writer, teacher trainer and consultant who has been working in the ELT industry for over 12 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 writing assessments for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and digital assessments for a new edition of a well-known National Geographic Learning coursebook. 

Alongside her writing, Billie also delivers regular teacher training sessions, plenary talks and workshops around the globe, most recently in Peru, Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia. 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. 

Overview

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Find ELTcpd on:

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  • Spotify
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Recent 

Projects

  • What is mediation and how can we use it in our ELT classrooms? (Plenary session, Montenegro 2023) 

  • 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

EXPERTISE
  • Exam preparation (Cambridge, IELTS & PTE Academic)

  • Digital content creation & development

  • Teacher Training Sessions

  • Adult & Exam course materials

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Teaching Experience

EFL TEACHER

STUDIO CAMBRIDGE - CAMBRIDGE, UK

JULY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2020

EFL TEACHER

EDUCATION FIRST - CAMBRIDGE, UK

JULY 2017 – JULY 2019

FREELANCE EFL TEACHER 

VALENCIA, SPAIN

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

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For more information or to enquire about availability, please use the contact form.

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