Field of work

Simon Borg has been involved in language education for 28 years, working as a teacher, teacher educator, lecturer, researcher and consultant in a range of international contexts. Simon is recognized internationally for his work on teacher cognition, professional development and teacher research. After 15 years at the University of Leeds, where he was Professor of TESOL, Simon now works full-time as an ELT Consultant, with a particular focus on designing, facilitating and evaluating language teacher professional development programmes. He also holds Visiting Professor positions at the University of Leeds and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Full details of his work are available at


  • Video–based observation in impact evaluation

    Borg, Simon (2021)
  • Professional development through Teacher Activity Groups: A review of evidence from international projects

    Borg, Simon, Lightfoot, A, Gholkar, R (2020)
  • Large-scale teacher development through mentoring

    Borg, Simon, Parnham, Jon (2020)
  • Cognition and good language teachers

    Borg, Simon, Sanchez, H.S. (2020)
  • Language Teacher Cognition: Perspectives and Debates

    Borg, Simon (2019)
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