My name’s Andrew Burke and I work at the ELTC, Sheffield University. I’ve been teaching since 2002 and have been at my current job for 5 years. I have my CELTA and an MA in TESOL but now want to complete my studies with the DELTA. I’m considering being a teacher trainer here and the DELTA is a necessity but, as being a teacher is a constant learning process, I also hope the DELTA will help me improve my own teaching and remind me of what effective teaching is. In addition, I hope this course will help me consider why I do certain activities and how these benefit the students. Finally, I hope it will help me to better choose and adapt given materials. I look forward to meeting you all. Sadly, work commitments mean I can’t attend the first session, but I’ll hopefully see you in the next.