Hi, I’m Luke and I’m an English Language teacher, podcaster and comedian from London.
I’ve been teaching English for over 16 years. I started in Japan and lived in Kanagawa prefecture for two years. Then I moved back to London and taught English there for 9 years. I now live in Paris where I work, perform stand-up comedy and record episodes of the podcast.
I have taught courses in business English, academic English, legal English, general English and English for exam courses like FCE, IELTS and BEC. I’ve been doing Luke’s English Podcast for over 8 years now.
I graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a BA Hons degree in Media and Cultural Studies. I worked briefly at various media production companies in London before going into English language teaching. I took my CELTA in 2001 and then my Higher Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) in 2006 at UCL. These days I teach English at the British Council and to students of law at a university in Paris. I perform stand-up comedy in the evenings and I record episodes of my podcast whenever I can!
I write a lot of ELT materials and have developed a lot of courses in business English and EAP including courses in English for the Pharmaceutical Industry, English for the Oil and Gas Industries, English for Journalists and communication skills workshops for presentations, meetings and negotiations.
I started Luke’s English Podcast in 2009 and since then it has become enormously popular. I plan to continue writing EFL material and offer my own video courses online.
I am also a stand-up comedian, which means that I stand up in front of audiences of people and make them laugh. This is both incredibly fun, sometimes very nerve-wracking and I love it. I also love playing drums, bass or guitar in bands. Seriously, I just love jamming in music, in comedy and on the podcast. Join me!
Check my other pages to find useful advice for learning English, and for how to use the podcast as a good way to improve your English in many areas.
Feel free to send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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