Who is he?
Rod Bolitho was born near Liverpool in 1944. Rod holds a BA (Hons) in German from the University of Durham, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from the University of London (Institute of Education).
He is currently retired but remains very active as a speaker at conferences and as a freelance consultant in ELT and education. Rod currently chairs the NILE Advisory Board.
Rod worked in language education as teacher, teacher educator and manager for over 55 years in both public and private sectors. He has an international reputation as author, trainer and consultant to ELT projects around the world, most recently for the British Council in Uzbekistan, Tunisia, India and Niger.
Rod has directed Master’s programmes in Language Education and Trainer Training at Plymouth Marjon University and at NILE, where he was Programme Leader for the MA in Professional Development in Language Education.
Rod has written articles on a wide range of ELT-related topics, including language awareness, trainer training, continuing professional development and materials design. He has been a plenary speaker at the IATEFL International Conference and at conferences in many parts of the world, including India, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Brazil.
Rod enjoys family life, walking, cooking, reading and supporting his beloved Liverpool Football Club.
Rod describes himself as a very eclectic person with a myriad of passions which he has always been able to pursue. He is not keen on repeating material, so whenever he gives a new conference talk, he usually prepares it from scratch. At this point in his life, he chooses what to work on according to his interests.
The Education of Hyman Kaplan
Leonard Q. Ross
The Techniques of Language Teaching
Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Education
How Children Fail
The Mind's Eye: Using Pictures Creatively in Language Learning
Alan Maley, Alan Duff, Francoise Grellet
Teaching Languages: A Way and Ways
Earl W. Stevick
Once Upon a Time: Using Stories in the Language Classroom
John Morgan, Mario Rinvolucri
Caring and Sharing in the Foreign Language Classroom
Freedom to Learn
Carl Rogers, H.J Freidberg
Memory, Meaning and Method: Some Psychological Perspectives on Language Learning
Earl W. Stevick
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
W. Timothy Gallwey
The Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Diary of a Language Teacher (The European Language Classroom)
Joachim Appel, Arthur Van Essen
Alive to Language: Perspectives on Language Awareness for English Language Teachers
Van Arndt, Paul Harvey, John Nuttal
Rod Bolitho, Tony Wright
Teacher Language Awareness
Place in HLT
2021. Mario Rinvolucri. Mario Rinvolucri about Rod Bolitho’s Career and Influence in ELT. (source)