Nicola became an EFL teacher in 2003 after careers in Facilities Management for GSK and end user support and training for a software company. In 2009, Nicola gained her Trinity TESOL diploma and in 2013, an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She has lived and worked all over the world, including Malaysia, China, Libya and Qatar. In the last 6 years, Nicola has focussed mainly on teacher training of state school English teachers on projects in Jordan, Peru and Tanzania. In addition, she has worked Academic English courses in a number of universities and has written ESP courses for the British Council.