Scott Thornbury Bio

Scott Thornbury Biography

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0582779987&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=eltforum 20&language=en USScott Thornbury’s books on English language teaching methodology are the building blogs of any TEFL or CELTA training course worth its salt.

Alongside his books, Scott has been a regular contributor or articles for various journals and magazines, including Modern English Teacher and English Teaching Professional.

Personal life

Scott was born in 1950 in New Zealand. He has over 30 years’ experience in ELT which includes both teaching and teacher training.

While Scott has taught in Egypt, the UK, and New Zealand, he currently lives in Spain.

Education and Qualifications

Thornbuy has an MATEFL, which he gained from the University of Reading, UK.

English Language Teaching & Teacher Training

Scott’s experience spans teaching, teacher training, and examining (CELTA and UCLES). He’s a key figure in the development of the Dogme language teaching methodology and movement – which is said to originate in his article ‘A Dogma for EFL’ written in 2000.

  • Teacher Trainer – International House, Barcelona
  • Associate – International Teacher Development Institute
  • Associate Professor of English Language Studies – The New School, New York

Writing & Teaching Methodology Books

Thornbury has been the Series Editor of Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers at Cambridge University Press since 2005.

His published works are numerous and include