Gabriel Roberts 

Summary


Position:  Director of the English Language Training Centre 
School:  Cardiff School of Education 
E-mail:  gjroberts@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Telephone:   029 2041 7188 
Room No: Q004 




Profile


Gabriel Roberts has been involved in English teaching since 1998 and has worked in many countries around the world including Japan, South Korea and Mexico. In his time as an English teacher he has taught all kinds of groups from kindergarten classes, to the heads of the North Region of the largest oil company in the world - Pemex (Mexico).

He has been training students in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) since 2002. In 2006 he worked with the refugee support group Displaced People in Action (DPiA) helping to set up an IELTS course to enable refugee doctors to obtain necessary qualifications in English. During this time he also ran his own online free-access ELT lesson plan bank called EVOLVE.

Over the past four years, he has worked with the Welsh Refugee Council on TEFL teacher training projects. He has recently been involved in delivering free of charge IELTS classes to members of the refugee community in conjunction with Cardiff Met's Widening Access team. In 2010 this project was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in Widening Participation. He is the Director of the English Language Training Centre and the International Foundation Course Director at Cardiff Metropolitan university. His doctorate research is based on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and advancing stabilised language errors in refugees.

Gabriel is also a musician and a member of Mensa.