Tom is an experienced trainer who has worked in the field of specialist English language training for almost ten years, both overseas in Japan, Germany and Spain, and in the UK. He is particularly experienced in designing and delivering bespoke communication skills training programmes to corporate clients. Tom holds an English language teaching qualification and two degrees: a Bachelor’s in European History and Modern Languages; and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He is currently working on a part-time PhD in Applied Linguistics, is a member of various teaching organisations, and is a regular presenter at teaching conferences worldwide. His interests include the influence of publish materials on teachers’ decision-making, and the implementation of task-based methodologies.