About David Munro

David Munro owner of Bowler Hat RadioAs a dedicated professional with almost 3o years’ experience in language teaching and testing, I am committed first and foremost to helping people develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to achieve their goals. I am also a life-long learner with a passion for language, thought, and culture.

David Munro’s Qualifications:

Like many, many other ESL teachers, I began my teaching career almost thirty years ago, teaching “English Conversation” in Niigata, Japan. Upon returning to Canada, I settled in Vancouver, BC, where I got my B.Ed. and worked for a couple of years as a teacher-on-call in the Vancouver School Board. Shortly afterwards, I returned to teaching ESL, mostly to adults. While I have taught every level of English to learners of all ages, my main focus has been on preparing students for Cambridge B2 (First) and C1 (Advanced) exams. I have also been an LPI tutor, a Cambridge ESOL Examiner, a Cambridge Centre Exams Manager, an IELTS Speaking and Writing examiner, and more recently, a CELPIP Rater. In addition, I have written and edited instructional materials, practice exam items, and course curricula. I currently work in Vancouver, where I live with my brilliant, beautiful wife and our amazing daughter.