Tim Cornwall PhD

Tim_CornwallPhD (Adult Education) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University (2006) Dr. Tim has lived and worked overseas since 1979.

Tim’s doctoral thesis dealt with ‘Seminar Leader Effectiveness: Teaching Short Courses in the Thai Business Community’.

His thesis challenged a number of commonly held views about teaching and learning in this environment and concluded that the key to effectiveness lies in acquiring and skillfully applying a deep and affirming knowledge of participants beyond needs analysis and course content to include knowledge of the social norms that identify Thais as a cultural group.

He earned a Business Diploma, Algonquin College (1974) along with a BA in English (1978) and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (1979), at Carleton University, before leaving Ottawa, Canada.

From 1979 to 1982, Tim taught at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) a leading vocational English language institute in Tokyo followed by three years teaching in Temple University Japan’s (TUJ) Academic English Program where he earned his Master in Education -TESOL (1984) graduating with distinction.

From 1985 to 1987, Tim was Guest Professor, Business Administration Department, Klagenfurt University, Austria. During his time in Europe, Tim learned both French and German.

Tim returned to Japan in 1988 where he remained until December 1996. During his second stay in Tokyo, Tim taught at a variety of Japanese universities including Meiji, Kokakuin, Jikei, Keio, Chuo and Asia, culminating in a three-year position as Assistant Professor, English Language Department, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Tim also worked with and later became a partner in Japan’s oldest and leading expatriate financial planning firm where he was accountable for sales, national marketing campaigns and client services.

Tim has published two textbooks, Speaking First and Take Off with MacMillan Press and numerous articles on a variety of topics. The Managing Editor, Guide of Bangkok, from November 1998 to February 2000, he has lived in Thailand since May 1997.

During the Bangkok Asian Games (1998), Tim was the Director of BAGOC’s International Public Relations Center. He also contributed to the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website for over a year and has provided content for eThailand.com.

Managing Consultant for his own company Speech Work Consultancy, Tim currently works as an Executive Language Coach helping clients and students with work-related speaking and writing duties, assignments and engagements, as an English Language Instructor with corporate clients and as an Adjunct Professor at various universities in Bangkok.

Tim won the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Best Professional Services of the Year Award 2006 for his efforts in providing professional services in Thailand.

Tim is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and Past Division Governor for Toastmasters in Thailand. A member in the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, he was editor of the club’s weekly magazine South Wind for five years.