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MEET THE TEAM

Who are the ELT Training Library authors?

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JILL HADFIELD

ELT Content Editor,
Course Author

Jill has been teaching English and training English Language Teachers for many years. She has had a global career, with time spent in the UK, France, China, Tibet, Madagascar, and most recently New Zealand. She has also travelled extensively to dozens of countries, giving workshops, sharing research at conferences and promoting the books she has written.  She has written dozens of books and numerous articles on English Language Teaching, published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Routledge, Macmillan, MET, ETP and online websites. In 2018, Jill was a finalist for both the  Ben Warren Award and the ELTons Awards for Innovation in Teacher Resources. Language Fuel is delighted to have Jill as content editor for our online ELT training library.

SOPHIE DEVEREAUX

Information Designer & eLearning Developer

Sophie has a Bachelors degree in Communication Design with a minor in Visualising Information. She works full-time doing all sorts of things at Language Fuel, including developing online courses, creating animations, and contributing her design flair to a few other projects like our social media marketing and website design. 

She also contributes her design skills to projects for external organisations. If you have a creative project which you want some help with, contact us today.

Sophie also works as a Freelance Illustrator creating highly detailed digital illustrations. You can find her work at www.sophiedevereaux.co.nz.

JOANNA HOLLAND

 Office Administrator

Jo is an administrator extraordinaire, and has wide-ranging experience, from organising events, people, offices and books. She also has experience as a registrar in a language school, which means she understands our clients and their contexts very well. She has studied French and German herself, and spent some time in Germany. Jo keeps our finances in order, and helps out in the Resource Room business.

 

She also makes sure the office runs smoothly.

JOANNA SMITH

Managing Director

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. See publications here. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally.

 

Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel. Alongside her work on Language Fuel products, she still contributes to external L&D contracts under the brand Pukeko Learning Solutions.  

 

When not working, she manages a household of children, cats and chickens.