Brian Thomas is from Jupiter, Florida. He has been teaching internationally since 2001. He earned a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. He has taught students at universities throughout Asia. While in Hong Kong, he instructed university students on diverse subject matter as part of an English for specific purposes program. He also held positions at universities in South Korea and Japan, where he conducted research on materials development. He first moved to Kazakhstan in 2012 and was one of the first international teachers at Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Kokshetau. Brian also played an important role in training NIS and regional teachers in Shymkent in order to foster contemporary pedagogy in Kazakhstan schools. In his current position as an EAP Teaching Fellow, Brian has relished the opportunity to assist students in developing the skills needed for academic success.
When not engaged in academic endeavors, Brian enjoys weightlifting and cooking. He loves spending time with his wife and young children exploring Nur-Sultan and the rest of Kazakhstan.