Elizabeth Nonweiler is a consultant and trainer in the initial teaching of reading and writing. She has advised authorities and provided training in hundreds of venues around the world.
In England, she is a member of the English Hubs Council and advises the Department for Education as a reading expert.
Internationally, Elizabeth has worked in many countries, particularly in parts of Africa and the Caribbean. She was a member of the critique team for the new Nigerian English Studies Curriculum developed by the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council of Nigeria. She was central to the implementation of synthetic phonics teaching in Cameroon and the five year “Leading for Literacy ” project in Trinidad and Tobago. She has also provided training for teachers in Uganda, Kenya, Morocco, Qatar, Slovakia, France, Spain, Germany, Holland and China.
Elizabeth spent many years as a classroom teacher and so she understands what it is like to teach small children. She has taught older children and adults who struggle to learn to read and write and so she understands the difficulties they face.
Elizabeth offers training and consultancy through her organisation ‘Teach to Read’ teachtoread.com.