About Me

With my students in Costa Rica

My name is James Taylor and I am an English teacher living in Brazil. I have been teaching English since 2007 and I find it a rewarding and enjoyable job. I have taught many different types of English classes, including IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge exam preparation, business, and general English to students in Brazil, South Korea, Belgium and Costa Rica.

I am a dedicated and committed professional who volunteers on many projects to help other teachers. My activities include making podcasts, speaking at conferences, writing articles and working with voluntary organisations. I have a DELTA qualification.

In August 2018, I self-published my first ebook, entitled “How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students” and April 2019 I co-authored Raise Up! with Ilá Coimbra, an inclusive coursebook. I’m currently writing my first coursebook series for FTD Education in Brazil.

I am a podcast consultant, including the ELTON nominated TEFL Commute podcast, IATEFL TDSIG’s Developod, and Seven Skills For The Future.

I am a former President and a co-founder of BELTA, the Belgian English Language Teachers Association. Currently I am Second-Vice President of BRAZ-TESOL Brasília and a committee member of IATEFL TDSIG.

In 2010, I started my blog, theteacherjames.com, on which I have continued to share lesson materials and opinion pieces. I am a very active member of the ELT community and regular present at conferences, both online and offline.

If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to contact me, I look forward to speaking to you! To contact me click here.

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