Heather McKay

SIT TESOL Certificate Trainer

Heather McKay

Heather has been a teacher of English as a second/foreign language for more than 25 years and has taught and trained teachers in the US, England, Turkey, Zambia, Romania, Russia, the Netherlands Antilles, Slovakia, and Turkmenistan. She has been both an English Language Fellow and an English Language Specialist for the U.S. State Department.

Her education includes a postgraduate certificate in education, an MA in applied linguistics an EdD in TEFL, and a Trinity Certificate in Teaching with Technology.

In the US, she has taught at Northern Virginia Community College, George Washington University, Saint Louis Community College, and in the online MA TEFL program at Webster University. She has also co-authored a number of books for ESL/EFL teachers including Teaching Adult Second Language Learners published by Cambridge University Press.

Throughout her career she has been interested in examining the complex relationship between teaching and learning and the factors that lead to student success.