Brian Dare is an international consultant in language and literacy. He and John Polias are the two international tutor trainers for and the writers of How Language Works (HLW); Teaching ESL Learners in Mainstream Classrooms: Language in Learning across the Curriculum (TESMC: LiLaC); Literacy for Learning (LfL); and Teaching Young Children in English in Multilingual Contexts (TYCEMC).
He is also a writer of curriculum and teaching materials, including modules for an Open University (UK) course in the teaching of English language, as well as co-writing a chapter in Scaffolding: Teaching and Learning in Language and Literacy Education. He has also contributed a chapter to the publication Taking the PYP Forward: The Future of the IB Primary Years Programme as well as a number of educational journals.
In recent years, Brian has been working as a mentor in a number of secondary schools seeking to improve educational outcomes for their students. In this role, he has delivered a range of professional development sessions focusing on the role of language in teaching and learning across the various learning areas including English, History, Science, Art, Italian and Mathematics. In 2015, he took on the role of president of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA).