Director of Pedagogy

Nicky is Director of Pedagogy at The Consultants-E and has worked in the field of face-to-face and distance language education since 1987. She holds an MA in TEFL from the Universidad de Granada (2000), a CTEFLA (1987) and a DTEFLA (1991). From 1997 – 2002, she worked as the Academic Director of one of the first fully online MA in English Language Teaching programmes, with a consortium of Spanish and Latin American universities under the auspices of Funiber (Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana).

She became one of the founding directors of The Consultants-E in 2003. Nicky is an international plenary speaker, and she runs workshops and teacher training courses for language teachers all over the world. She is also a well-known author of methodology books on the application of technology to language teaching. She is currently also on the Editorial Board of the TESOL Journal, a member of the Oxford University Press ELT Expert Panel, a consultant for Cambridge University Press’ ‘Cambridge English Teacher’ platform, and a member of the NILE Advisory Board.

Nicky lives in Barcelona, Spain. 


  • ETpedia Technology – Pavilion Publishing, 2017
  • Focus on Technology - Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Going Mobile - Delta Publishing, 2014 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Digital Literacies - Routledge, 2013 (with Gavin Dudeney & Dr. Mark Pegrum)
  • Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators - 2012 (e-book)
  • Teaching Online - Delta Publishing, 2010 (with Lindsay Clandfield)
  • Learning EFL for Dummies - John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • How to Teach English with Technology - Longman, 2007 (with Gavin Dudeney)

  • Online Language Learning in The Cambridge Guide to Learning a Second Language. Burns, A., & Richards, J. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Blended Learning in a Mobile Context: New Tools, New Learning Experiences? in The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning. McCarthy, M. (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Digital Learning in 2020 in Digital Learning: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Bailey, K. & Carrier, M. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Designer Learning: the Teacher as Designer of Mobile-based Classroom Learning Experiences in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains. Martín-Monje, E., Elorza, I. & García Riaza, B. (eds.), Routledge, 2016
  • Digital Literacies in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Farr, F. & Murray, L. (eds.), Routledge, 2016 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Reversing the Blend: From Online to Blended in Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. Tomlinson, B. & Whittaker, C. (eds.), British Council, 2013 (with Gavin Dudeney)

  • Designer Learning: The Teacher as Designer of Mobile-based Classroom Learning Experiences. A research paper commissioned and published by The International Research Foundation (TIRF) on MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) in October 2013. [ read ]
  • Mobile English: Article and series of 5 mLearning lesson plans (with Gavin Dudeney) on the OneStopEnglish website:
    - An introduction to mobile English [ article ]
    - Ideal phone [ lesson plan ]
    - Mobile phone dictation [ lesson plan ]
    - Digital word banks [ lesson plan ]
    - Secret instructions [ lesson plan ]
    - Pet hates [ lesson plan ]
  • ICT in ELT: How did we get Here and Where are we Going? - English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), Oxford University Press, 2012 (with Gavin Dudeney) [ article ]
  • Three articles about mLearning in Modern English Teacher (reproduced with permission):
  • Mobile learning: What is it and Why Should You Care? - Modern English Teacher 21/2 April 2012 [ article ]
  • Substitute or Redefine? Mobile Learning In and Out of Class - Modern English Teacher 21/3 July 2012 [ article ]
  • Tech-savvy Teaching: BYOD - Modern English Teacher 21/4 October 2012 [ article ]
  • Meet the Twitterati - English Teaching Professional, January 2009 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Teachers and Technology - Modern English Teacher, April 2009
  • Community Service: Online CPD for Teachers - Modern English Teacher, October 2009
  • Teaching Online - British Council Teaching English website, June 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • WebQuests - British Council Teaching English website, April 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Ms. Conceptions: Gender and Identity in EFL/ESL Online Contexts - TESL- EJ Forum, March 2005 (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Working Together in Virtual Darkness - The Guardian Weekly, June 2004
  • Online Skills Sharing is Breaching Staffroom 'Wall of Silence' - The Guardian Weekly (with Gavin Dudeney)
  • Live and Let Lurk - IATEFL Issues 173, June - July 2003
  • Editor of It’s for Teachers magazine 2002 - 2004
  • Regular contributor to IATEFL Teacher Trainers and Educators Special Interest Group Newsletter
  • Learning the Hard Way: Strategy Use and (Online) Distance Education, IATEFL Learner Independence SIG Newsletter, Issue 30: 2001.
  • Apprenticeship and Cognitive Modelling in Pre-service Teacher Education, English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), April 2000
  • Multiple Intelligences in the EFL Classroom, GRETA XVI Jornadas Pedagógicas Actas 2000
  • Articles in IATEFL Annual Conference Selections 2000 - . Edited by A. Pulverness / Briony Beaven / Tania Patterson.

  • Technology for the Language Teacher - regular column in English Language Teaching Journal (ELTJ), 2011 - present
  • Things You Always Wanted to Know about ICT, but Were Too Afraid to Ask - regular column in EtP, 2009 - present
  • Natecla News, 2007 – 2011
  • Note: Some of her ELTJ and ETP articles can be accessed on Nicky's Academia page (republished with permission).

  • Digital Literacies
  • Going Mobile
  • Teaching Online
  • How to Teach English with Technology
  • Webinars
  • Higher Education in Virtual Worlds
  • The Internet & The Language Classroom
  • Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation
  • EFL for Dummies
  • ICT in Russia


Selected Talks

  • The Robots Are Coming
  • Low Tech / No Tech
  • mLearning Challenges

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