Siv Sears has been involved with EFL since 2000. A holder of CELTA, DELTA and MA TESOL qualifications, he has been a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner in his native UK as well as Italy, China and Taiwan.  He now lives in Norwich where he combines EAL work with the teaching of Philosophy to English students at secondary level. 


The quality of a question is not judged by its complexity, but by the complexity of thinking it provokes

Joseph O'Connor


Siv's MA research project was on the extent to which teachers retain and put into practical use what they learn on training courses. He maintains a strong interest in this area as well as the development of a growth mindset in learners of all ages and subjects. 


Looking to the future, Siv wonders what innovations in technology will mean for the learning of languages while he dreams of finishing his book about cribbage - the world's finest 2-player card game. 


  • "Phonetic English Joke Book 1", by Jeremy Taylor, translated by Siv Sears

  • "Xinjiang | A Traveler's Guide to Far West China", by Josh Summers, winter sports chapter by Siv Sears

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