About Alex

Honduras“Education is our passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”

-Malcolm X

Hello!
I’m a long-time English language educator and teacher trainer. I’m currently teaching academic English at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China, but I have also helped learners in Honduras, Japan, Uzbekistan, and the United States build their communicative competence and academic literacy. One of the many things I’ve learned from these experiences is that English is not a foreign language, English is ours, yours and mine, so let’s spread the word and give everybody the opportunity to share their story.

I am always interested in connecting with colleagues and discussing teaching practice and research. My research is currently focused on pragmatics, English for academic purposes, and technology-mediated pedagogy. Additionally, if you are a student, school, or business interested in making English work for you, feel free to follow me on LinkedIn or you can email me at Alex.James.Barrett@gmail.com

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