Christopher Batten MA

English Language Tutor

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Martin has been teaching English since 2004. After years of language study, which culminated in 2001 with in a BA in Arabic, and a Masters in Middle East Politics, he thought he would turn his hand to language teaching.

After a few years teaching in Alexandria, Egypt, he returned to the UK to manage a language program. Following an MEd in 2007, Martin started teaching EAP, firstly at the British University in Egypt, then at Liverpool University in the UK. After a short spell away from the classroom, during which Martin put his knowledge of Arabic and the Middle East to good use in different ways, he moved to the shiny and sandy Gulf in 2010 and started teaching at Zayed University, Dubai.

Martin has an interest in EAP, specifically writing in general academic English, and reading strategies. Martin is also very interested in the teaching and learning of Arabic as a foreign language, and has been involved in the set up of two Arabic language programs.

In his spare time, Martin enjoys films, American sitcoms, and walking around and finding the little hidden gems that make places interesting. He also enjoys eating (a little too much!) and having long, interesting discussions on just about any subject.

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    Language Centre
    Foundation Building
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    111 Ren'ai Road
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    P. R. China