David Birch

Academic Manager British School Vicenza
Course Leader and Senior Trainer on Vicenza Trinity Cert TESOL. BA Japanese Studies and Linguistics (University of Sheffield ), Cambridge Diploma in TESOL

David has considerable Teacher Training and English language teaching experience spanning over 30 years. He has managed teacher training courses both in Vicenza and London and taught  all levels and types of English in England, Japan and now of course Italy. He has also taught Japanese in England!

His current teacher training involves not only running the BSV Trinity Cert TESOL but also continuing to be a tutor on the SGI Trinity Diploma and Cert IBET courses. An area of special interest to David is the teaching of Phonology and Phonetics, in fact he was the main writer of the Phonology module on the original SGI Diploma distance learning course, way back in 1995! 

Interesting fact: David worked in Japan as a cameraman for a Japanese TV company!