Dr Philida Schellekens
Dr Philida Schellekens is a consultant and author with a special interest in language in the workplace. Philida advises UK bodies, such as the British Council and CILT, the UK standards-setting body, on occupational language standards. For University for Industry/learndirect she develops distance learning products, using Second Life and Webinar. Internationally, Philida has worked with colleagues in the Middle East, Vietnam and China on language in commerce and industry.
Philida has published widely on English language teaching, and wrote the best-selling Oxford University Press ESOL Handbook (2007). At the ‘chalkface’, she is an inspector for English and foreign language teaching in classroom and vocational settings. She continues to teach part-time at her local college. Philida is a member of the British Council’s English Language and Advisory Group.
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