Alan Maley

Alan Maley’s career in English Language Teaching began with The British Council in 1962.  After post-graduate training at the University of Leeds, he worked for the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, PR China and India over a period of 26 years.  After resigning from the Council in 1988, he became Director-General of the Bell Educational Trust in Cambridge (1988-93).  He then took up the post of Senior Fellow in the Department of English, National University of Singapore, where he stayed for 5 years   His last full-time post was as Dean and Professor of the Institute for English Language Education, Assumption University, Bangkok, where he set up new MA programmes.  Since retiring from Assumption in 2004, he has occupied a number of visiting professorial posts at Leeds Metropolitan, Nottingham, Durham, Malaysia (UKM), Vietnam (OU-HCMC) and Germany (Universitat Augsburg).

He has published extensively and was series editor for the Oxford Resource Books for Teachers for over 20 years. He continues to write for publication.  He also remains active as a speaker at national and international conferences.

He is also a published poet and short-story writer.

He was a co-founder of The Extensive Reading Foundation, and of The C group: Creativity for Change in Language Education .  He is a past-President of IATEFL, and was given the ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Events by Alan

- Making Meaning through Stories and Poems Arrow

We believe that language learning should not only be about communication but about personal expression.  We use language to express meanings which matter profoundly to us.  Stories and poems are one of the resources available to us to express our own meanings and to appreciate those of others.  T...

Workshop - Let’s Write Something Interesting for a Change Arrow

The poetic function is central to language, at all levels, from young learners to young adults. Poems carry within them the beat and rhythm of the language, they provoke a response (physical, visual, cognitive, affective, associative, etc.), they prompt connections with personal experience, they ope...

Looking forward to seeing you
all in Bratislava

7th-8th June 2019