Oliver Sutton

Instructor, Barcelona Center

Oliver Simon Sutton earned a Diploma of English Teaching to Adults (DELTA) in 2009 which involved the theory and practice of course planning, assessment and maximizing learner involvement. In 2005 he completed a Masters degree in Globalization, Cooperation and Development at the University of Barcelona. In 1996 he earned MPhil in philosophy from the Manchester Metropolitan University with the thesis: Beyond the Language of Metaphysics: A Joint Analysis of Wittgenstein and Heidegger. He holds a BA in politics and philosophy which is also from Manchester. He served as an English teacher at The Language Centre at the University of Leeds, the International House Barcelona and at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de vall d'Hebron which is the official government sponsored language school in Barcelona. He has taught English to students of all ages and nationalities and engages the student with multi-media presentations, learner involvement and task-based learning. He has diverse academic interests as the subject areas of his masters degrees demonstrate. In addition to his accomplishments in language education, he has developed a keen interest in the relationship between globalization and urbanization with particular reference to model of urban development pursued in Barcelona where he currently lives and works.