Dr. Freek Olaf de Groot, a senior language training expert at Babel Language Center, is an assistant professor in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with a specific interest in multimodal communication, digital literacy development and teacher training at the intersection of language, literacy and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from University of Reading, the United Kingdom, a MA in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from University of Groningen, and a BA in English Language and Culture from University of Groningen the Netherlands.
He has over fifteen years of international experience working in higher education in various capacities including teaching, teacher education, research and educational management. He has worked in an array of countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The rich experience of working cross-culturally has empowered him to adopt a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning in a 21st century context.