About Me

Email:   geoffjordan57@gmail.com

Qualifications: B.Sc (Econ); M.A.TEFL (Distinction); Ph.D.

Some publications

Jordan, G. and Long. M.  (2022)  English Language Teaching: Now and How It Could Be. Cambridge Scholars.

Jordan, G. and McMillan, N. (2022) TBLT Case Study. In Long, M. and Ahmadian, M.  (eds.) Handbok of TBLT. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Jordan, G. and Gray, H. (2020) We Need to talk about coursebooks. English Language Teaching Journal, 72,1, 438-446.

Jordan, G. (2012) Theoretical Constructs in SLA. In Robinson, P. (ed) The Routledge Encyclopedia of SLA. London, Routledge.

Jordan, G. (2004) Explanatory Adequacy and Theories of Second Language Acquisition. Applied Linguistics, 25, 4, 538-542.

Jordan, G. (2004) Theory Construction in SLA. Amsterdam, Benjamins.

Long, M., Gregg, K., Jordan, G. and Beretta, A. (2003) Rationality and its Discontents. Applied Linguistics, 14,4,33-48.

Johns, T., Hardisty, D., Murison-Bowie, S., and Jordan, G. (1994) Microconcord.  Oxford, OUP.

Jordan, G. (1992) Exploiting Computer-Based Simulations for Language-Learning Purposes. System Journal.

Jordan, G. and Barnett, L. (1989) Self-Access Centres: What are they for? English Language Teaching Journal.   

I’ve published more than 20 articles on CALL, task-based learning, concordancers, and Business English, and given more than 50 presentations at TEFL conferences.

I’ve lived in Spain since 1981. I worked at ESADE, Barcelona for 28 years, first as a language teacher and then as Director of Studies. With my boss, Pat Mills, I helped to organise and run an MA TESOL programme, run jointly by the Institute Of Education (London University) and ESADE from 1994 to 2003.

Since 2004, I’ve worked freelance, doing English immersion courses at home, and working with post-graduate students at the University of Barcelona, the University of Leicester, and, most recently, the University of Wales, Trinity and Saint David. I also work with SLB Cooperative in Barcelona, helping Neil McMillan with an ELT course on Task-Based Language Teaching.

My main academic interests are: theories of SLA, psycholinguistics, concordancing, syllabus design and teaching practice.

Hobbies: chess, listening to Dylan, Charlie Parker and Bach, waiting for Pynchon to write another good novel, walking in the forest with dogs and donkies, and watching my wife gardening.