Chris Farrell

Teacher, trainer, and Education Management in Dublin, Ireland

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Chris Farrell is the Head of Training and Development for the CES Group. He is the Head of the Celta Centre in CES Dublin and a Delta Trainer. He is a committee member for TDSIG in the area of Scholarly Publications. He is the founder and co-ordinator of the Trinity Irish Research Scheme for Teaching. He is the Chair of the English UK TD Advisory Board. He often speaks at International events on behalf of both CES and Eaquals and lectures in the ALC in UCD.


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Recent projects:

1. INTO: Four-week project writing content for their new AE and PSE VLE.

2. NILE: Creation of a Course entitled ‘Moving Your School Online’.

3. Trinity College London: Development of a course entitled Trinity Teaching Online (TTO).


2015-2020: Various Courses Inc: Trainer Development Course (NILE); From Teacher to Trainer (NILE); Action Research (IH); Becoming a Delta Trainer (NILE); Teaching English Online (Cambridge).

2014: Cambridge Delta (International House London

2005: Certificate in English Language Teaching (CES Dublin)

2001-2005: BA History and Politics; MA Early Modern History (University College Dublin)

Work Experience

March 2020-Current

Various Consultancy Roles

· INTO, NILE, Trinity College London

· Cengage: Advisory role on the future of ELT and adapting course books for online use


Head of Training and Development, CES Group (UK, Ireland, and Canada).

· This role involves the coordination, supervision, and quality assurance of all of the training provision in CES

2015-2020 Current

Head of Teacher Development, CES Group (UK, Ireland, and Canada).

· Creation and delivery of TD provision across a group of language institutions.

· Observing and diagnosing individuals to create bespoke development paths.

Committees and Boards

2019-Current: English UK: Chair of Academic Advisory Board

2017-Current: IATEFL TDSIG: Committee member and Editor of TD Academic Journal

2017-2018: Eaquals: Academic Blog Editor

Conferences 2019-20

Plenary: IHWO Academic Conference 2019; International Language Symposium Brno.

Workshops: English UK Conference; ELT Ireland Conference; EUK Scotland Conference; IATEFL Conference; Eaquals; ELT Forum Bratislava; IH Barcelona Conference.

Webinars: ‘What does a fully online school look like?’; ‘Exploiting the online classroom: blending synchronous and asynchronous learning’ (Both English UK); ‘Supporting Teachers in the Online’ (English UK and Eaquals).

  • Work
    • Teacher Trainer
  • Education
    • Cambridge University