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Carl Dowse

Language trainer

Hi, I'm Carl Dowse. Welcome to my profile!

Carl Dowse's Bio:

Carl Dowse has been involved in English language teaching since 1992, and is currently Director of English (Modulleiter) responsible for all English courses on the Bachelor programmes offered by the largest private university in Germany. Before this, he had a similar position in Milan, Italy.

Some years ago Carl founded and ran his own business – a British Council accredited private language school based in the UK – so he's also had experience of running a company. He also trains corporate clients, usually on a one-to-one basis, when invited to so.

Since 2006, Carl has been increasingly involved in the use of ICT in language teaching. He has taken part, both as participant and moderator, in a number of ICT training programmes (with The Consultants-e) which have been both classroom related, using Edtech tools in the classroom, for example, and directed towards teaching online.

In 2009, Carl co-authored the online Cert IBET course offered three times a year by The Consultants-E. Moderating this course and working with teachers from all over the world has been a constant source of inspiration.

Carl has developed a number of courses using Moodle and other online tools (e.g. wikis and blogs) for teaching university students and business clients. He has worked for the British Council on a freelance basis developing self-access and moderated online courses aimed at helping non-native speaker English teachers around world improve both their English and teaching skills.

From 2009 to 2012 Carl was the Web Coordinator on the IATEFL BESIG Committee with overall responsibility for the Special Interest Group's online presence. Apart from it's new website (, which he helped design and build, Carl set up and managed a wide range of social media and introduced regular online professional development workshops which have become an integral part of the SIG's contribution to the teaching community.

Carl Dowse's Experience:

  • Teacher trainer & course developer at Skylight

    Providing technical support for developing online teacher training courses. Moderating technology related teacher training course.

  • Web Coordinator at BESIG

    Responsible for the website, the SIG's social media activity, which includes a NING social network, a Twitter page, a blog, a YouTube channel and a discussion list. Also responsible for developing online events such as professional development workshops and webinars.

  • English Language Lecturer at LIUC - Università  Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza (VA)

  • English Language Lecturer at FOM - University of Applied Sciences, Essen

  • Online teacher training materials developer at British Council

    Working on a contract basis for the British Council re-purposing face-to-face teacher training materials for self-access or moderated delivery in Moodle.

  • Online tutor at The Consultants-e

    Moderating/Facilitating ICT teacher training courses

Carl Dowse's Education:

  • University of Warwick

Carl Dowse's Interests & Activities:

Teaching, English, Educational technology, Film and Sports

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