BIODATA. I moved to Poland in 2006 from San Diego, California, and have made Wroclaw my home. For the first part of my teaching career I worked in language schools, teaching mainly younger learners and teenagers, and eventually branched out into other areas of EFL instruction, including exam English, business English, and teacher training. In 2012 I completed an MA in Applied Linguistics, with a focus on teaching English as a Foreign Language. In 2015, I undertook the Cambridge Delta. I am interested in a technology friendly approach, as well as materials-light techniques, favoring competency based teaching and learning. I feel the best way to develop professionally as a teacher is to share ideas and experiment in the classroom, always encouraging learners to take chances with their communication. Currently I work as an international teacher trainer and university lecturer, which provides plenty of opportunities to create and search for new ideas that help my teachers and students achieve their goals in the classroom.