Module Authors

Janet Aitchison

Janet started her career in ELT as a teacher at St Giles International in Brighton. After realizing that she could combine her dual interests in teaching and publishing she got a job at Longman ELT as an Editor. Over twenty years later she is still in ELT publishing, having worked for Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press in addition to Longman.

Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, trainer and international award-winning author of books for teachers and learners of English. Beginning his career on Onestopenglish and iT's for Teachers magazine, Lindsay is the lead author of Global, the new critically acclaimed course for adults from Macmillan. He has also written material for other English course series, notably Straightforward (Macmillan) and New English File (OUP). Lindsay's writing for teachers includes Dealing with Difficulties (co-written with Luke Prodromou) and Teaching Online (co-written with Nicky Hockly).

Kieran Donaghy

Kieran is a teacher, trainer and award-winning writer based in Barcelona. He teaches at UAB Idiomes Barcelona part of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has taught in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He is an experienced writer. He is the co-author of Films in Health Sciences Education and has a very successful blog on the use of film which has won numerous awards including Best Individual Blog in the 2011 Edublog Awards and the British Council ELTons award for Innovation in Teaching Resources in 2013.

Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett is a teacher and writer based in Oxford. His early career was spent as a DoS and course designer at Regent School in Oxford, where he developed an interest in task-based teaching. He set up his own school in 1998 dedicated to teaching adults and professionals, but left the business in 2006 to concentrate on writing, though he still teaches in Paris and Oxford. He is the author of various general English, Business and ESP titles, including for Cengage Success with BEC Higher (2008), Energy English (2010) and Life Upper Intermediate (2012).

Evan Frendo

Evan has worked as a freelance English Language Teaching Professional, specializing in Business English and English for Specific Purposes, since 1993. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany, but his work takes him to different parts of Europe and Asia. Primarily he is a business English trainer, which means that he helps individuals and groups who need to improve their English in order to operate more effectively in an international business environment. He also provides consultancy services to a number of corporations, trains business English teachers and writes training materials.

Ben Goldstein

Ben has taught English for over twenty years in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong. He currently teaches on The New School’s MATESOL program (New York). He is author of the coursebook series ‘New Framework’ and the newly published ‘The Big Picture’ (Richmond) as well as the advanced level of the ‘English Unlimited’ series and the methodology handbook ‘Working with Images’ (both Cambridge).

Helena Gomm

Helena has been editor of English Teaching professional for 12 years, taking over the editorship from Susan Norman in 2001.

Simon Greenall

Simon Greenall has been an ELT textbook writer since 1982, is a past president of IATEFL and is currently an IH Trustee. He has published many books including exam material, adult and secondary courses, as well as radio and television programmes for the BBC. Since 2000 he has been co-editor in chief of textbook series for Chinese primary, junior high and senior high schools and universities. He also works as a consultant to the ministry of education in Palestine on the teaching of English in state schools. He has given workshops and conference presentations in 45 countries.

John Hughes

John started teaching English as foreign language in 1992 and worked in the UK, Poland, Italy and Austria. HeI managed Business English departments in two schools and ran a teacher training department in the UK. His first book was published in 2005 and since then he's written Student's Books, Workbooks, Teacher's books, worksheets and for digital publishing. Nowadays his company John Hughes ELT Ltd offers services including teacher training and materials writing.

Vaughan Jones

Vaughan started his career in ELT in northern Spain, first as a teacher and then as a sales rep. / teacher trainer with Heinemann ELT.  He then spent four very exciting years establishing Heinemann ELT in Japan and later on, setting up marketing operations in Korea and Taiwan.

After twelve years abroad he decided it was time to move closer to home, so he returned to Heinemann HQ in Oxford and I took up a regional manager role in western Europe.

Ceri Jones

I first started teaching ELT in Italy in the 1980s. I worked for a great school where the owners were coursebook writers and from the very beginning we were encouraged to experiment and create our own materials. I first started writing published material with a colleague and friend at the school. We wrote supplementary materials for the Headway series and then later for Inside Out.

Sue Kay

I got my first English Language teaching job in Lyons, France in 1983. I did my Dip TEFL there in 1985, and then came back to Oxford where I started working for a teachers' cooperative. I stayed there for 18 years, and while I was there, I was in charge of supplementary materials. By a stroke of good fortune, I met Simon Greenall who asked me to write the Resource Packs to go alongside his best-selling course, Reward. Since then, I’ve been involved in various writing projects, mainly the Inside Out and New Inside Out series which I co-wrote with Vaughan Jones.

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and materials writer who lives in Brussels. His publications include two coursebook series (Inside Out and Straightforward), a pre-FCE course with Luke Prodromou, and a Polish Matura course with Marta Rosinska.

Caroline Krantz

I live in Oxford where I work as a freelance ELT author. I joined the world of EFL just over 20 years ago beginning with a two-year stint as a teacher in Barcelona. From there I returned to the UK and worked as an EFL teacher and teacher trainer at a language school in Oxford, before making the move from teacher to writer in 2005.

Sue Leather

Sue Leather has been in the ELT field for thirty years. Originally from the north west of England, between 1985 and 2000, she worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational manager in Spain, UK and the Netherlands. She has an MA in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has written a number of articles for ELT journals and magazines, and is a frequent presenter at international conferences. In 2000, she set up her own consultancy group, Sue Leather Associates, and works on educational projects all over the world.

Julie Moore

After an early career as an EFL teacher, working in Greece and the Czech Republic, Julie has been involved in ELT publishing since 1998. Much of her work has been in the area of ELT dictionaries, first as an in-house lexicographer at Cambridge University Press and since 2000 as a freelancer working on a range of dictionary projects for CUP, OUP, Longman and Chambers.

Roy Norris

Roy began his teaching career began in 1984 in Selby, North Yorkshire, where he taught French and German in a comprehensive school for five years. At the end of the eighties he moved to Madrid and a career in ELT. Most of histime there has been spent working with International House, as teacher, teacher-trainer and at one point Cambridge Examinations Co-ordinator. In the mid 1990s he spent 18 months in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he held the post of Director of Studies at Soros International House.

Karen Richardson

Originally from the UK, I started teaching English in Germany the mid-90s and had my first ELT materials published in 2002 (by German educational publisher Langenscheidt). Since then I've written course book components, teachers' books and online worksheets for Macmillan ELT (The Business, In Company, and English for Law Enforcement) and Cornelsen Verlag (Basis for Business). I've also worked as an advisor for various course books and as a freelance editor.

Pete Sharma

Pete Sharma is a Director of Pete Sharma Associates Ltd, a consultancy and training organisation which runs workshops in educational technology: He worked for many years in business English and is currently a lecturer in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) As an author, Pete has co-written several books on technology in language teaching, and multimedia content for CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. Pete is a committee member of the Learning Technologies SIG of IATEFL.

Mike Sayer

Mike Sayer is a teacher, teacher trainer and author based in Oxford in the UK. He began his teaching career in Thessaloniki in Greece in 1986, and worked in EFL schools in Milan and Oxford before becoming a CELTA teacher trainer in 1991. For a while, Mike was head CELTA trainer at the Regent School in Oxford before going freelance in 2002. Since then he has run CELTA courses all over the world, in places as far-flung as Thailand and South Africa, Georgia, Italy and Slovenia, Dubai, Venezuela and the United States.

Richard Stacey

I trained and taught as an ELT teacher for four years and subsequently did a PGCE, after which I taught A Level Law and Business Studies, as well as being involved in the development of GNVQ courses and materials. Then in 1996, my career took a bit of a left turn when I went to RADA to train as an actor. Since then, my career as a writer of ELT materials has run in parallel with my acting career.

Karen White

I became interested in ELT materials while I was working at Bilkent University in Turkey during the 90s. I was lucky enough to get a place on a materials-writing course which was set up for Bilkent and run at Reading University over a summer. When we went back to Ankara I worked in a small team writing a series of Student’s Books, Workbooks and Teacher’s Books and I knew then that I had found something that I really enjoyed. From there it was an obvious move into publishing when I returned to the UK, and I’ve never looked back.

Ros Wright

Ros Wright’s ELT career has been fairly rounded, having worked not only as a teacher and Director of Studies, but also as Assistant ESP Editor for a major ELT publisher. Twice President of TESOL France, she is currently member of both the IATEFL Proposals Committee and the Conference Committee. Ros holds an MA in ELT Materials Development and possess a real passion for materials writing.