Elna Coetzer works as a freelance teacher trainer and educational consultant with Oxford University Press and various other training organisations. She comes from South Africa and has been living in Istanbul for the past 18 years.
She worked as a teacher and later as director of studies at a well-known language school teaching all levels, doing in-house teacher development and developing ESP courses. She also worked for Cambridge University Press as an educational consultant and teacher trainer. Additionally, she has experience in teaching Young Learners (working in a variety of contexts like the IB system, Cambridge International qualifications, etc.), ESP and Business English including preparing students for a variety of international exams. She is an accredited CELTA, DELTA, ICELT and CELT-P/S tutor, works as an Oxford Teachers’ Academy trainer and is also an online moderator and writes teacher training materials used internationally. She has also done some editing for various ELT publications and has published some articles in the IH Online Journal.
Her interests range from working with YLs and developing motivation and growth mindset to using stories to lower the affective filter and incorporating creative activities to make learning more fun. She works in Turkey and internationally training teachers in a variety of contexts.
She is a fully qualified NLP Master Practitioner and life coach and is very interested in psychology.
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