About

I’m best-known as 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. Three of my books have been ELTons finalists and in 2016 ETpedia Business English received the David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP. 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 trainer, I currently lecture and tutor for Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education where I specialise in materials writing and online course design. In the past I’ve run courses leading to the Trinity Cert TESOL, the Diploma TESOL, and the LCCIEB First Certificate in Teaching Business English. In my spare time I’m a volunteer teacher with an organisation in Oxford which provides free lessons for refugees and overseas workers.

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