About

My name’s John Hughes and I’m an ELT course book author and teacher trainer. With over 30 titles, my main course books are Life (National Geographic Learning) and Business Result (Oxford University Press). I’ve also written methodology titles including A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT (Pavilion). In 2015, I wrote the first ETpedia and since then have developed the resource series as the series editor. For detailed information on all my books titles, click here. Books I’ve worked on have twice been ELTon award finalists and in 2016 I received the David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP for the book ETpedia Business English. I regularly write for journals such as English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher, and I used to write a regular column for the Guardian Weekly’s ELT supplement.

As a teacher trainer, I’ve run courses leading to the Trinity Cert TESOL, the Diploma TESOL, and the LCCIEB First Certificate in Teaching Business English. I also run specialist courses and training (face-to-face and online) in many areas of ELT with a specialism in materials writing. I also believe that it’s crucial for any ELT trainer or writer to continue teaching whenever possible so I’m a volunteer teacher with an organisation in Oxford which provides free lessons for overseas workers.

I also guest blog at sites for National Geographic Learning, Oxford University Press and ETpedia.