Basic literacy in ELT
Gary Pathare has taught English in the Dubai HCT Foundations program since 2001, after ten years’ teaching English and teacher training in Spain. His main professional interest is in developing and sharing new teaching approaches and materials to support them. Gary is author of many ELT course books including Unlock Basic Literacy (Cambridge University Press), Headway Academic Skills, Headway Plus and Milestones (Oxford University Press), and Skillful (MacMillan), and he has published articles on teaching writing, reading, and pedagogical uses of IT. Gary has extensive experience as an IELTS and Cambridge examiner, IDP consultant, and item writer for the UAE national exam body and the British Council APTIS test. Gary has an M.Ed. (TESOL) from Newcastle, with a dissertation focus on teaching spelling, a Trinity Licentiate Diploma in TESOL, and a degree in law.
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