Publications - Books, Newsletter Articles, Online Posts

Affect in EMI at a German university: comparing insights from teachers, home and international students


My first academic book publication - chapter 15 co-authored with Dr. Ursula Lanvers describing the Englishization of German higher education over the last 50 decades. The chapter includes a report of findings from my doctoral pilot study conducted at a German University of Applied Sciences in Germany.


It is an open source publication in its electronic format and freely available from


The book's core concerns are the quality of education, cultural identity, inequality of opportunities and access, questions of justice and democracy, and internationalization and language policy.

A-Z of Coaching

Co-authored with Ben Dobbs, edited by Catriona Watson-Brown and originally published by Academic Study Kit. Currently being published by Intrinsic Books.

Ben and I have written a collection of thought-provoking photocopiable activities for ELT teachers who are interested in applying coach-approach teaching methods.


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Why Coaching in ELT?

As part of the Academic Study Kit legacy series, this quick read discusses how a coach approach is relevant in English language teaching.


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Coaching & Mentoring Activities for ELT

An e-Book, co-authored with Phil Wade and Ron Morrain, there are 30 Coaching and Mentoring activities for ELT professionals to try out.


Available free over Smashwords

Creating a Thinking Environment for English Language Learners

"The study presented here takes a coach-approach to teaching which adds to discussions within the area of language learning psychology. Starting from Mary Budd Rowe’s wait time research and incorporating Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment 10 Components ®, the practitioner research project was designed to test out a Time to Think coaching-approach teaching model in a small German university business English class."

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Ease, equality and speaking in Rounds’ positively shapes group dynamics.

As a follow-up to the IATEFL conference talk I delivered in Brighton, 2018, I wrote a piece for the conference selections. The presentation and write-up was based on some of the findings from my MA research into how students respond to speaking in "rounds". 


Hunter, M. (2018) “Ease, equality and speaking in Rounds’ positively shapes group dynamics”, 52nd International IATEFL Conference. Brighton, 10-13 April. Faversham: IATEFL, pp.139-140


10 ways to incorporate coaching into your lessons

A blog post written for John Hughes' ETpedia series of 10-ways to... in 2017 summarising how I see the 10 components of a Thinking Environment® can be applied to the EFL teaching context. Follow this link to read the post.