Nigel Caplan

20130919-IMG_1130Nigel Caplan joined the English Language Institute in 2010 as an Assistant Professor. He holds a Masters of Education in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania and is working towards a PhD in Education at the University of Delaware. Nigel is particularly interested in teaching academic writing to undergraduate and graduate students using genre-based pedagogies. He has presented at numerous regional and international professional conferences. He is the author most recently of Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers (University of Michigan Press, 2012) and Q: Skills for Success, Reading/Writing Book 5 (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2015, with Scott Douglas).

At the ELI, Nigel developed the reading/writing course for graduate students (Grad VI RW) and has chaired the task-force to revise the undergraduate English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. He often teaches EAP, graduate, and Pre-MBA classes as well as the drama class. Outside of work, he is the proud father to two lively boys and an avid reader. Nigel enjoys swimming, skiing, and theater, and in the past has been an actor and director in community and student theater groups. Although he is originally from Leeds in northern England, he teaches (but cannot speak) American English!

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