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Simon Sheridan



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Personal profile

Personal profile

XJTLU is my fifth successive teaching job in Asia, following stints in South Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar.I am currently the Head of Division for Advanced EAP, meaning I am responsible for high-level English students in both Year 1 and Year 2.

Research interests

Assessment and testing - validity and reliability in many testing systems is inadequate and requires more in-depth research, particularly in how teaching individuals / groups formulate a specific test

Needs assessments and analyses - the formulation, undertaking and analysis of needs assessments is critically important to the effectiveness of English-language and skills courses but is seldom completed in a thorough and valid manner


Professional Development Unit Trainer, British Council, Myanmar (2016-2018)

English for Academic Purposes / IELTS Teacher, Indonesia-Australia Language Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013-2016)

IELTS Coordinator / English for Academic Purposes Teacher, The British Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia (2012-2013)

English Teacher, Pagoda Academy Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2011-2012)

Political Researcher, Norfolk County Council, The United Kingdom (2007-2011)

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts in Education (Distinction), Institute of Education, UCL (2016)

Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults (Pass B), Norwich Institute of Language Education (2011)

Master of Arts in International Relations and Asia-Pacific Studies, University of East Anglia (2006)

Bachelor of Arts in Politics, University of East Anglia (2005)

Person Types

  • Staff