Peter Brereton is currently Program Manager of the Center for English Discussion Class (EDC) at Rikkyo University and is jointly responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the program including supervising and supporting teachers, planning and delivering teacher training, evaluating and revising the course textbook, designing and implementing assessment methods, as well as teaching.
Peter received his BA from the University of Leeds in French and German and also speaks fluent Spanish and basic Japanese. He is Celta- and Delta-qualified and holds an MA in TESOL (First Class) from the University of Nottingham. Alongside his responsibilities at Rikkyo University, he is also a Delta Local Tutor and External Assessor, and an Examiner for a number of well-known tests of English proficiency.
During his teaching career, he has taught in a wide range of contexts but specialises in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS), and Business English. Prior to working at EDC, Peter worked in Germany, France, Latvia, Ireland, the UK, Australia, and had three spells in Spain before moving to British Council Tokyo in 2012, where he held positions including ICT Coordinator and University & Corporate Course Coordinator.
His current research interests include teacher training and development, teacher identity and demotivation, reflective practice, and academic management, while in the classroom he is particularly interested in Demand High techniques, feedback practices, and the use of technology in language learning.