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Dr Leigh Faulkner is a native of Nova Scotia in Canada where he received his elementary and secondary education and initial teacher training, and where he was a teacher and school administrator. After his public school service, he taught at universities in Canada, Vietnam, and Japan. He holds a BA (in English and philosophy), a BEd, an MA (Ed) (curriculum development) and an EdD (reading education).

Dr Faulkner has carried out organisational and individual training needs assessments and designed and taught workplace education programmes. He has tutored public school and university students, as well as trades apprentices. He has been a member of the evaluation team for an official apprenticeship training video programme. He has also volunteered with a free English conversation programme for newcomers to Halifax in Canada.

He is the author of several volumes of poetry, study skills books and a number of online courses. With the onset of the global pandemic, he moved comfortably from face-to-face to remote video tutoring.

Free, Online Courses Created by Leigh Faulkner

  • Certificate Mastering the Academic Desk Research Paper

    Mastering the Academic Desk Research Paper

    3-4 hrs
    Learn all the necessary skills you need for developing a top-quality desk research paper in this free online course.
  • Certificate Facilitating Adult Learning Groups

    Facilitating Adult Learning Groups

    1.5-3 hrs
    In this free online course, you will learn how to facilitate an effective non-academic, adult learning program.
  • Certificate Deep Reading

    Deep Reading

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master the skills and strategies you need for a deep understanding of text in this free online deep reading course.
  • Certificate Appreciating Metaphor

    Appreciating Metaphor

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free online course will give you the necessary skills to understand English at its fundamental metaphorical level.
  • Certificate Foundations of Effective Oral Communication

    Foundations of Effective Oral Communication

    1.5-3 hrs
    his free online course will give you the skills you need to be an effective oral communicator in all situations.
  • Certificate The Learning Resources Road to Academic Success

    The Learning Resources Road to Academic Success

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free online course teaches you how to achieve more through the smart, strategic use of academic learning resources.
  • Certificate Workplace Essential Skills Training Needs Assessment

    Workplace Essential Skills Training Needs Assessment

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn to identify essential skills needs of personnel and recommend learning programs in this free online course.
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