Elaine Hodgson has a PhD in Linguistics from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the State University of Ceará (UECE), both in Brazil. She taught English for over 30 years in different public and private educational institutions in Brazil in the states of São Paulo, Ceará and the Federal District. She also worked on training and development projects for public school teachers at the US Embassy and the British Council. For about 13 years she was a supervisor in the distance master’s course in TESOL at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is the author and editor of educational materials aimed at teaching English as an additional language and currently works as a development editor at Macmillan Education in London. She has a keen interest in Diversity and Inclusion and was a volunteer at Raise Up! for ELT, aimed at producing more inclusive material, and EVE, aimed at helping women become lecturers in ELT events.  She is also a member of the 2023 cohort of the Financial Times Women in Business Forums. Further information on some of the topics discussed can be found via the following links.

Federal University of Ceará (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_University_of_Ceará 

São Paolo – https://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/sao-paulo

Braz-TESOL – https://www.braztesol.org.br/ 

PPP Framework: Presentation, Practice and Production (EnglishPost.org) – https://englishpost.org/ppp-method-presentation-practice-production/

Communicative Approach (British Council Teaching English) – https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/professional-development/teachers/knowing-subject/c/communicative-approach

Audio-lingualism (British Council Teaching English) – https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/professional-development/teachers/knowing-subject/c/audio-lingualism 

Is Rio de Janeiro Safe for Travel in 2023? – https://www.viahero.com/travel-to-rio-de-janeiro/is-rio-de-janeiro-safe 

Six real life stories of migration – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/09/six-real-life-stories-of-migration

Cambridge – https://www.visitcambridge.org/ 

Macmillan English (Macmillan Education) – https://www.macmillanenglish.com/jp/

Developmental Editing – https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/what-is-developmental-editing

Women in Coursebooks (IATEFL Materials Writing SIG) – https://mawsig.iatefl.org/women-in-coursebooks-now-and-then-how-representation-has-changed/

EVE: Equal Voices in ELT – https://evecalendar.wordpress.com/ 

Raise Up! – https://raiseupforelt.com/