Mike is an ESOL teacher based in south east London, where he has taught English language to students from beginner to advanced level for 5 years. He has been involved in creating resources for teachers and learners as part of the British Council ESOL Nexus project since April 2010. He examines the Speaking and Writing tests for the International English Language Testing System at an examination centre in south east London. He is a keen workshop leader, and has previously given workshops at TESOL France, ETAS Switzerland, ISTEK ELT (all 2011) in Istanbul, and IATEFL in Glasgow and Liverpool (2012 and 2013 respectively). Through these experiences, he has developed a number of training sessions and can offer the following: Making and using digital sound effects in the classroom Using online tools for practising language skills Blogging with language learners Other bespoke training sessions can be arranged on request He is also a volunteer for the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, as a member of the Electronic Communications Committee. In this capacity he manages IATEFL's presence on Twitter and Facebook. His interests in English language teaching include the use of minimal stimuli, such as sound effects and images, in the classroom, and experimental practice as professional development.