Amanda Bailey

Lecturer, CELTA

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of English and Media

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: English language and linguistics

Courses taught: English Language and English Language Teaching

Amanda is an applied linguist who is interested in the areas of pedagogy and sociolinguistics.

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Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Amanda was the Head of Teacher Training at International House Sydney, where she both managed and taught on pre-service and in-service teacher training courses. She has previously worked in universities and schools around the world, training teachers and teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Amanda has a keen interest in the theory and practice of education, specifically in relation to teaching English a Second or Foreign Language. Her research has focussed on effective practices both in the context of teaching languages and in the context of training teachers.

Research interests

  • Pedagogy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Semantics


  • MA Applied Linguistics and ELT, King’s College, London
  • DELTA Teacher Trainer
  • CELTA Teacher Trainer
  • DELTA, International House, Barcelona
  • CELTA, Eastbourne School of English, Eastbourne

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • CELTA assessor

Selected recent publications

Lesson Planning for CELT-S (online modular teacher development course). 2014. Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge.

Bailey, A. 2012. Becoming a CELTA Trainer. The Teacher Trainer, Vol 26. No3, pp.15-25.

Teacher’s Books for Inspiration 1, 3 and 4 (a coursebook targeted at secondary students in Europe). 2006. Macmillan Education.