Ivano BUORO is an educator and researcher based in Sydney, with broad experience in managing English language programs and schools in both ELICOS and migrant contexts in both private and government enterprises. 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 teaching and learning.

As an educator Ivano has taught English and Italian for over 30 years in Japan, Europe and Australia. Ivano studied both in Australia and in the UK and is a Founding Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching, London, where he also holds a Fellowship in TESOL.

He is a passionate advocate of English and foreign language training, intercultural skills, and the sociolinguistic role of languages in knowledge acquisition and retention. His current research interests include motivation in education, practitioner research, the value of including languages other than English in mainstream courses, the role of English as a lingua franca, and the intrinsic value of all languages. He continues to publish and speak nationally and internationally on these issues.