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MIC English Language School Team

 

 Dr Anne O’Keefe, Director of Teaching and Learning at Mary Immaculate College, oversees syllabus design and management at MIC English Language School.  Dr O’Keefe’s academic background is in English Language Teaching and Learning.  She is widely published in English Language Teaching and has published seven books on language learning, including English Grammar Today (Cambridge University Press, with Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy and Geraldine Mark). Dr O’Keefe has given invited talks on English Language Teaching in over 20 countries.

 

 

 Margaret Healy is the English as a Foreign Language and English for Academic Purposes course leader at the Department of English Language and Literature.  Margaret delivers the TEFL module of the Liberal Arts Degree programme and coordinates and delivers the Preparatory Certificate in ELT for graduating primary school teachers from the Faculty of Education.
Margaret holds a BA degree in French and Italian and a Master’s degree in English Language Teaching.  Margaret is currently working on her PhD in Applied Linguistics, and has compiled a one-million word spoken corpus which provides her research data.

 

 

 Justin McNamara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and is currently completing his Doctorate degree in Applied Corpus Linguistics at Mary Immaculate College. 
Justin has over 16 years’ teaching experience in higher-education settings in Ireland and abroad and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

 

 

 Ilona Costelloe holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Media & Communication Studies.  Having developed an interest in TEFL at college, she studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language at postgraduate level.
Ilona has 17 years' experience as an English language teacher and has taught English to students of over 40 different nationalities.  She has vast experience in specialised language courses and exam preparation.

 

Dr Linda Butler Neff has lectured on a wide range of ESOL programmes, including IELTS, English for Academic Purposes and PhD Pathways. Dr Butler Neff is a Cambridge University English ESOL oral examiner in various modules and has published in creative pedagogies that promote language learner autonomy. Additionally, she has undertaken postdoctoral research that evaluated development education in pre-service teaching practicums across nine higher education institutions.

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