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Maurice Claypole, Canadian linguist, educational association administrator, director. Achievements include first to the fractal approach to language teaching; first to the COLT approach to teaching technical English; first to the concept of word set maps.


Claypole, Maurice was born on November 2, 1951 in Halifax, Canada. Son of Thomas and Daisy Claypole.


Bachelor with Honors, University London, 1979. Master of Arts, University London, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, 1990.


Proprietor Language Consultancy, Birkenfeld, Germany, 1982—2000. Pedagogical director LinguaServe Language Services GbR, since 2000. Oral examiner FCE, CAE, CPE & BEC Cambridge English to Speakers of Other Languages, since 1997.

Visiting lecturer Pforzheim University, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 1998—2008. Visiting lecturer business English Nuertingen University, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 2002—2006. Accredited test administrator LTS, Berlin, since 2006.

Distance learning tutor Esslingen University, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 2007—2008. Founder English Teaching Matters, 2000. Editor Call Review, since 2010.


  • Achievements include first to the fractal approach to language teaching. First to the COLT approach to teaching technical English. First to the concept of word set maps.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (text book) Trade Union Research Guide, WoCoCom WorkFiles, (non-fiction book) Translation and ELT, The Fractal Approach to ELT, Controversies in ELT. Translator: (art book) European Jewellery. Contributor scientific papers.


President Anglo-German Society, Pforzheim, 1997—2002. Member of English Language Teachers Association Stuttgart (president 1997—2002), International Association Teachers English as a Foreign Language (member committee management 1999—2004), College Teachers, Institute Translate and Interpreting, Chartered Institute Linguists.


Married Ann Margaret Johnson, December 20, 1999. Children: Amanda Dorothy Sapp, Natalie Daisy, Melanie Roselyn, Sylvia Karen. Married Dorothea Gisela Ehlen, June 23, 1976 (divorced December 12, 1998).

Thomas Claypole

Daisy Claypole

Dorothea Gisela Ehlen

Ann Margaret Johnson

Natalie Daisy Claypole

Sylvia Karen Claypole

Amanda Dorothy Sapp Claypole

Melanie Roselyn Claypole