Duncan Foord

Duncan Foord

Duncan Foord is the Director of OxfordTEFL, Barcelona. He has 35 years’ experience in language teaching, teacher training and school leadership and management.

He is the author of “From English Teacher to Learner Coach” (with Dan Barber, The Round 2014) The Developing Teacher (Delta Publishing, 2009) and The Language Teachers Survival Handbook with Lindsay Clandfield (Its Magazines, 2008). He has written a range of articles for ELT publications, worked as Trinity Cert TESOL Examiner, and on the committee of the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG. He is lead trainer on the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course (on line and face to face). 

Duncan is from London (born in 1961) and has lived in Spain for the past 30 years. He co-founded OxfordTEFL in 1998, a centre for teaching English and Spanish and for Teacher Training (CELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL and Teacher Development courses). In 2002 OxfordTEFL opened a centre in Prague and subsequently developed a network of associate schools in Kerala (India), Cadiz and Malaga (South of Spain) and London. OxfordTEFL currently co-hosts (with ELTJam) the annual Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona.

Duncan is the Director of the company and his role includes management and coaching for the team, development of academic policy and business development. His academic work includes speaking at ELT conferences, training on the Trinity Diploma in TESOL course and the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course. As well as the UK and Spain, he has worked in France, China, India, the Czech Republic and Uruguay.