Biographical Information

Hailing from Liverpool (European Capital of Culture 2008), Neil Deane has spent the lion's share of his working life in Germany in the field of EFL. He began in the early eighties teaching in language schools and in the late eighties developed and delivered tailor-made language training courses for international companies in Germany.

In the first half of the nineties he marketed the ELT products of Oxford University Press in Germany and presented materials and teaching ideas to teachers in secondary and adult education.

His previous positions before coming to Essen were involved in the language training of students in higher education in Brandenburg (FH) Wernigerode (Hochschule Harz).

He completed a masters degree with Aston University (GB) by distance learning in 2008 and is interested in all aspects of interaction in the classroom, intercultural awareness, curriculum development and educational management.

Hobbies: Listening to early seventies rock music, reading, philosophizing and creative writing. The occasional drink for medicinal purposes

Motto in life: “You can’t do anything about yesterday, but you can do everything about tomorrow.”

Best advice ever given: “Sleep on it.”

Best piece of philosophy; “Life is everything you think it isn’t.”

Publications

"Lift Off 3" Teacher's book (1999). Cornelsen and Oxford (Berlin)

"Lift Off 4" Teacher's book (2000). Cornelsen and Oxford (Berlin)

"Wirtschaft" Business English Mini Dictionary. (2001). Compact Verlag (Munich)

"PONS Der große Vokabeltrainer Englisch" (2005). Pons Verlag (Stuttgart)

"Focus on Modern Business, Extra Practice" (2005). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

"Gastronomy matters" (2006). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„SchulbuchExtra 1(SbX) für Focus on Modern Business" Online /CD Rom Extra Practice (2006). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„SchulbuchExtra 2(SbX) für Focus on Modern Business" Online /CD Rom Extra Practice (2006). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„SchulbuchExtra 3(SbX) für Focus on Modern Business" Online /CD Rom Extra Practice (2007). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„Extra practice workbook für Focus on Modern Technology 1" (2008). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„Extra practice workbook für Focus on Modern Careers 1" (2008). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)

„Extra practice workbook für Focus on Modern Careers 2" (2008). Cornelsen Veritas Verlag (Berlin/Linz)