Tony Calderbank

Consultant, QFI U.K.

Mr. Tony Calderbank studied Arabic and Persian at Manchester University. He taught Arabic at the International Language Institute in Cairo and at Salford and Manchester Universities where he also taught translation and translation theory. From 1990 to 2000 he was lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. In 2000 he joined the British Council and worked in management positions in Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Libya. He has translated novels and short stories from Arabic into English and has spoken on Arabic language pedagogy, TAFL, and the translation of Arabic literature at numerous international conferences and gatherings. He is currently working as a consultant with Qatar Foundation International to support the teaching and learning of Arabic in British schools.