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David Bowes

Language Lecturer

Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a British citizen with a masters degree in TESOL, a CELTA and 15 years of teaching experience. I have extensive experience teaching general English and business English to adult learners. Most recently, I have been teaching EAP. My strengths include materials design and development, implementing communicative teaching approaches, and enhancing online learning with educational technologies.

Research interests

Communicative teaching methodologies (CLT, TBLT, CBI and CLIL)

Materials design and development

Materials evaluation

Constructive alignment

EAP assessment

Second language acquisition

Educational technology


Language Lecturer (EAP), XJTLU (Suzhou), November 2022 - Present

Pre-sessional EAP Tutor, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), July 2022 - August 2022

Private Tutor (EAP / Business English), Online, January 2022 - July 2022

Associate Director of Studies, EF Education First (Jinan), May 2019 - August 2020

Corporate Trainer, Inlingua Corporate Training (Bangkok), April 2016 - February 2019

Private Tutor, Learn English with David (Bangkok), April 2016 - February 2019

Senior Corporate Instructor, Boston Bright Language School (Bangkok), September 2013 - March 2016

English Instructor, British Council (Bangkok), January 2013 - September 2013

English Teacher, Boston Bright Language (Bangkok), October 2009 - December 2012

Account Manager, SRG Science Recruitment Group (Oxford), September 2007 - April 2009

Research Scientist (Drug Discovery), Evotec Ltd. (Oxford), October 2004 - September 2007


English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP)

Pre-sessional English

Academic Reading Circles (ARC)

Project-based learning (academic research projects)

Individual Poster Interactions (IPI)

Blog post reflections

Business English

Corporate Training

General English for Adult Learners

IELTS training

Placement testing

Teacher training

Awards and honours

Deans List, University of St Andrews, 2021

Related documents

Education/Academic qualification

MSc TESOL (Distinction), University of St Andrews, 2021

CELTA, Cambridge English Language Assessment, 2009

BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry (First Class), University of Abertay Dundee, 2004

Person Types

  • Staff