Dylan Gates

English Language Teaching Training Coaching

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TEFL-Q (Cambridge DELTA) ESL teacher with nearly 25 years of experience in the UK, Ecuador, and Spain.

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Course Director and Teacher Trainer on Trinity Cert TESOL courses since 2011.

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English Language Coach for adult professionals.

Professional Interests
  • Teacher Training
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Course Creation
  • Task-based Learning
Educational Quote

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”

Alexandra K. Trenfor

Blog Mission

This is a safe and inviting place to reflect, discuss, and ponder second language teaching and learning.


  • MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT
  • Trinity Cert.TESOL
  • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
  • Trainer Development
  • E-Moderation

Professional History

  • Course Director and Teacher Trainer: Trinity Cert TESOL
  • EAP Tutor
  • International English Examiner (ISE/GSE Trinity)
  • Business English Coach
  • Course Creator
  • Writer / Blogger

Like to discuss possible collaborations?

Ebooks and Video Courses

  • A Short Guide to TEFL
  • Speaking Unplugged
  • Master Polite English
  • Business English Idioms