Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK and former languages teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. He works with a range of organisations including The Association for Language Learning, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, an SSAT Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has run training courses and spoken at conferences in Europe, North America, South America, the Far East, the Middle East, and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company. He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, Association for Language Learning and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe supported the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries too and was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.