Gary Motteram

I have been working at the University of Manchester since 1985 and was responsible for setting up and am still running the first, and still innovative, Masters in Educational Technology and TESOL. This course runs very successfully online and in Manchester and has graduates living and working throughout the world, some of whom you can find out about on these pages.


My main interests are in the uses of technology to support language learning and language teacher education and I have written in both of these areas.

I am a long time member of IATEFL and am currently the membership secretary (from 2011) and therefore on the main committee.

You can contact me via email: gary dot motteram at manchester dot ac dot uk; on Skype: garymotteram (try a chat message if I don’t appear to be online); I have a page on FaceBook and microblog using Twitter (see my twitter feed on the bottom left of the screen);  in 2nd Life I am Gwared Morgwain. I even have a Web 1.0 space.

As well my regular MA teaching commitments, I also supervise research degrees in the areas of technology and language learning and technology and language teacher education. Please contact me directly if you’d like to enquire about PhD supervision.

Recent research projects include eChina-UK (this site is currently best viewed using Internet Explorer) and LANCELOT.

My most recently completed project was funded by Cambridge University Press and is concerned with studying how teachers around the world use technology to support language learning. I worked on this with Diane Slaouti and Zeynep Onat-Stelma.

My most recently completed project is called AVALON and is another EU funded project concerned with language learning and teacher education in 2nd Life.