Mr Eliot Wright

Position:

Director Pathway Programmes

Qualifications :

MA TESOL

Diploma in Teaching English

Certificate in Teaching English

BA Sociology

About:

Eliot is the Director of Pathway Programmes at Muscat University. Eliot has extensive international experience in leading Foundation Programmes and English language teaching and teacher training projects to the public and private sectors. Eliot possesses an MA TESOL, BA, DELTA and CELTA. Before coming to Oman, Eliot led university programmes in two UK universities. As well as working in the university sector, Eliot has worked as a Director of Studies and teacher in various language schools in Thailand, Japan, the UK and Poland.

Research Interest (s):

Eliot’s research interests are in the field of teaching English for Academic Purposes and issues, challenges and opportunities around Transnational Education.

Notable Publication(s):

Genre-Based Instruction in Academic Writing. Paper presented at: Sultan Qaboos University ELT Conference. Sultan Qaboos University, March 2019.

Transnational Higher Education: Benefits, Threats and Challenges. Keynote Speaker, British Council Partner and Agent Event. Muscat, The Sultanate of Oman, March 2017.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Use of English Language Teachers as Academic Writing Advisers. Paper presented at: Academic Advising Practice: Is it Worth it?Rustaq College of Education, Rustaq, The Sultanate of Oman, November 2017.

You’re not alone: An overview of an Academic Support Unit. Paper presented at: The First Tri-ELE International Conference on English Language Teaching.Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2014.

Teaching and Assessing Academic Oral Presentations. Paper presented at: 10thAnnual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching. English for Regional and International Integration.Cambodian Institute of Technology, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. March 2014.

EAP Tutors’ Perceptions of Teaching & Assessing ESAP: Is Training Required? Paper presented at: BALEAP The Janus Moment in EAP: Revisiting the Past and Building the Future. The University of Nottingham, UK. April 2013.

Do Pre-sessionals Work: Evaluating UNNC’s Pre-sessional Course. Paper presented at: Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. March 2013.

How far we went: An overview of a large-scale ESAP syllabus in China. Paper presented at: Mapping ESP Frontiers: Bridging Teaching, Research and Practice.Hong Kong Polytechnic University. December 2012.

The importance of teaching notetaking from reading texts using the Cornell system. Paper presented at: Engaging Ecologies, Enabling Empowerment. UNNC. November 2010.