Hi, I’m Luke and I’m an English Language teacher, podcaster and comedian from London.
I’ve been teaching for over 20 years and have taught all kinds of courses in general English, business English, exam classes and more.
My first teaching job was in Japan where I lived for two years. Then I moved back to London and taught English there for 9 years, including 6 years at The London School of English. I now live in Paris where I work for the British Council, perform stand-up comedy and record episodes of my podcast.
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.
I have also played music in various bands over the years, but never became a professional recording artist.
As a teacher, I have written a lot of ELT materials and have developed courses in general English, ESP and communication skills workshops for presentations, meetings and negotiations.
I started Luke’s English Podcast in 2009 and since then it has become the main project in my life! My audience has grown steadily and now I am happy to have many thousands of listeners all over the globe.
I am also a stand-up comedian, which means that I perform in front of audiences of people and make them laugh with jokes and stories. I’ve been doing stand-up (off and on) for about 12 years and have done big and small gigs, festivals, a two-man show with Paul Taylor, corporate gigs for Google, BNP Paribas and others. I’ve done shows in the UK, Paris, Berlin and Japan.
In episodes of the podcast I like to combine my skills as an English teacher and my skills as a stand-up comedian to create episodes which I hope are engaging, educational and entertaining to listen to. I want to help learners of English to get much more listening practice into their every day lives.
I’m also a proud husband and father, an intermediate learner of French and an occasional guitar player and singer.
Sometimes I have a beard and sometimes I don’t.
Check my other pages to find useful advice for learning English, and for how to use my podcast as a way to improve your English in many areas.
Feel free to send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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