Ivano BUORO is an educator and researcher based in Sydney. Currently, as principal administrator, Ivano manages the Sydney TAFE English Language Centre. He has broad experience in managing English language programs and schools in both ELICOS and migrant contexts in private enterprise, TAFE and university settings. As a result, Ivano is acutely aware of the tensions that drive ELICOS in vocational education and training, higher education and private enterprise and understands the significant role that NEAS plays in achieving excellence in English language learning.
As an educator Ivano has taught English and Italian for over 30 years in Japan, Europe and Australia. He is a passionate advocate of English and foreign language training and intercultural skills and knowledge acquisition. His current research interests include motivation in education, the value of including languages other than English in mainstream courses, the role of English as a lingua franca and issues surrounding practitioner research. Ivano has studied both in Australia and in the UK and is a Fellow of The College of Teachers, London, where he also holds a Fellowship in TESOL.