Hi, there, I’m Dee Broughton, and I’m an English language teacher, teacher-trainer, editor, and specialist in materials design and in teaching academic writing in developing educational systems.
In 2009, I wrote the curriculum for and directed the opening of a small language school in rural Oaxaca, Mexico.
At home in the U.S., I taught academic writing to first year and international graduate students and ran internships and practica for international pre-service teachers at the University of Idaho.
Away from Idaho, I continued an online writing class for UI. This course is now being developed to run online for scholars in developing countries.
In 2012 and 2013, I was a Senior Fellow with the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Fellow program in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. (Friends will recognize the Holi “colours” in my photo.)
You can see more on my work in India on my blog about my experiences as a Senior Fellow working with the faculty of H.M. Patel Institute of English Training & Research.
While there, I published four textbooks, including a stand-alone transition course called Bridges: Activities for Thinking, Speaking, and Writing English with a new materials design called StudyDo.
You can sign up to download the book and also watch the videos I created of rural teachers in village schools teaching lessons from the book with their own students.
After the Fellowship, I returned to India as an English Language Specialist in teacher training, academic and research writing, and materials and curriculum development.
While there, I developed a new MA-ELT curriculum and finished a second StudyDo book, Bridges to Academic Writing. In fall of 2014, I consulted for an non-profit on a new curriculum for primary schools in Burundi.
In 2015-2016, I led a year-long project to train 134 university teachers in Uzbekistan in the fundamentals of principle-based materials design.
The project culminated in a new StudyDo book, B2 Ready, that serves both as a template for effective language learning designs and a textbook for students preparing for university work in language and academic writing. For summer 2016, I returned to Uzbekistan to train scholars in research writing.
When I’m not teaching or developing materials for English language learners, I do web design and write and edit books in a solopreneur effort I call DBePub.
I’m a member of COPE and an editor at DOAJ, and I work with international scholars and open-access journals to promote international standards of academic integrity.
When I’m not working, you can usually find me online or roaming the U.S. in my rare 4X4 Sunrader. If you’d like more information about my work, please get in touch.