Staff

Meet the CMUTEFL team

Main Trainer

Richard Channell, M.A

Head Trainer
Nationality: British

Richard holds extensive postgraduate qualifications including Master of Arts in TESOL (2011), Dip TESOL (2010) and Cert TESOL (2009) from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Language Institute Chiang Mai University, Richard worked as a teacher trainer for the Chichester College TESOL program in Bangkok as well as teaching English at Chulalongkorn University. Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Chiang Mai University TEFL program.

Teaching practice observers

Sean O'Leary

Trainer
Nationality: British

Sean has been teaching at the Language Institute Chiang Mai University (LICMU) since 2009. Before working with LICMU, Sean worked at Bilkent University in Turkey as a EFL Instructor in the English Department. Sean holds a TEFL Diploma from Brighton University, UK (1989) as well as Diploma in Teacher Training from the British Council (2000). During semester breaks, Sean returns back to the UK to teach EAP at the University of Glasgow. Sean has extensive knowledge of SEA and has also worked in Vietnam as an Academic Manager.

Mine O'Leary

Trainer
Nationality: Turkish

Mine has been teaching English for over 15 years. She has a degree  in English Language Teaching and a diploma in  ELT from the British Council. She has experience in all fields of English Language Teaching  but especially in teaching young learners. She has run workshops for Thai, Chinese and international teachers and been teaching on the TEFL course for over 5 years.

Curtis Pedigo

Trainer
Nationality: American

Geoffrey Mauk

Trainer
Nationality: American

Program moderators

Prof. Dr. Sompong Witayasakpan

Moderator
Nationality: Thai

Professor Dr. Sompong Witayasakpan has an M.A in Thai from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Ph.D in Lingustics from the University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A. He has over 30 years of experience teaching Thai as a Foreign Language at Chiang Mai University and at other prestigious universities around the globe. He has been serving as the Director of the Language Institute Chiang Mai University since October 2018.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nitida Adipattaranan

Moderator
Nationality: Thai

Associate Prof. Dr.Nitida Adipattaranan has an M.A in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.  She taught for 28 years at Chiang Mai University and was the chair of the Teaching English for the MA Degree program and the program chair of Curriculum Teaching and Learning Technology for the PhD degree at the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sarinya Khattiya

Moderator
Nationality: Thai

Assist. Prof. Sarinya Khattiya has been teaching English as a Foreign Language in Thailand for more than ten years. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. She works as a lecturer at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. She has worked extensively in the field of technology-enhanced language learning. Her recent works include instructional and content designs of English language courses for the course management system (CMS). In addition, she recently participated in the Thailand Massive Open Online Course (ThaiMOOC) project, which offers courses to anyone wanting to learn English.

Program administrators

Karim Hussain

Head of Program

Potcharakorn Na Chiangmai

Program Administrator