Christine O’Neill




Christine has a solid background in teaching English for Specific Purposes, including academic, business and tourism English. She has developed practical communication strategies to reach an audience effectively, and believes that clear use of language is necessary, efficient and powerful.

Before joining the Foundation, Christine worked as an English language teacher for adults in several private language colleges and a university pathway program. She was a writing and speaking assessor for an international English language test, an employment services trainer and an academic coordinator. Apart from teaching, her skills include designing courses, writing teaching materials and course administration.

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Forsythe Training)
  • Master of Applied Linguistics (Monash University)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge RSA/ Insearch)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Hons in English Literature (University of Sydney)


Christine has written a textbook that is used in J-Shine course in Sydney to train Japanese English language teachers. The course is recognised by the Japanese Department of Education.

As an academic manager Christine was responsible for reading and writing documents about regulation, compliance and quality control in the education sector.

She is keen to see the Australian Style Guide more widely adopted.