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Adams, John

John Adams is a business analyst and cost management specialist with many years' consultancy experience in both the public and private sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a graduate in business studies. Besides cost management, John has consultancy experience in strategic control, quality systems and marketing. .....

Alexander, Olwyn

Olwyn Alexander co-authored Garnet Education’s EAP Essentials and Access EAP. She teaches English for Academic Purposes to engineering, management and translation studies students at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. She has collaborated with colleagues Sue Argent and Jenifer Spencer in writing two distance learning courses: Academic English for Business and Academic English for Science and Technology. .....

Argent, Sue

Sue Argent co-authored Garnet Education’s EAP Essentials and Access EAP. She has taught EAP for a number of years in universities in Papua New Guinea and in China, as well as in the UK. She has also taught in adult and further education delivering ESOL and EAP training and supporting teachers. .....

Bedri, Amna

Dr. Amna Mohammed Bedri has an MA TESOL from Moray House College and a PhD from the University of Khartoum. She is co-author of English for Islamic Studies and Assistant Professor at the Ahfad Institute of Languages, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan. She has been teaching English for about 25 years in schools and universities in Sudan and abroad and was Head of the English Language Unit for eight years. .....

Bell, Douglas

Douglas Bell is the author of Passport to Academic Presentations and is currently employed as the Head of CELE (Centre for English Language Education) and Director of Year 1 programmes at the University of Nottingham-Ningbo, China. He has been actively involved in various aspects of both English language and modern foreign language teaching since the late 1980s and in addition to the UK and China, has worked extensively in Austria, Japan and Turkey. .....

Betsis, Andrew

Andrew Betsis holds a BA in English Literature from Athens University, Greece and an MA in TESOL from St. Michael’s College, Vermont, USA. While teaching English at the BETSIS Language Schools, in Greece (he has been a teacher for 28 years) he started his own ELT publishing company in 1986, focusing on publishing exam preparation materials. .....

Book, Jennifer

Jennifer Book has been teaching English as a foreign language since the early 1990s. She has spent time working in Italy and London and currently works for the University of Sussex where she teaches a variety of courses including general English, young learners and teacher training on the BA and MA in ELT. .....

Brooks, Jane

Jane Brooks wrote the TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) Teacher’s Book and has contributed to a number of other modules in the series.

She has been working in ELT since 1983. After teaching ESOL for a brief time, she moved into English for Academic Purposes, and has taught this in the UK and Caribbean for the last 23 years. .....

Campbell, Colin

Colin Campbell has worked in English language teaching for almost 30 years. He has been a teacher, teacher-trainer and consultant in a number of countries, including Poland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the UK. He has also been involved in setting up language schools in Italy and Poland. .....

Chrimes, John

John Chrimes has been working in EFL/ESP as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer since 1993. He holds an MA in ESP from Warwick University. He has worked on materials development and training projects for large corporations, universities and corporate training providers in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Latin America. .....

Clarke, Yvonne

Yvonne Clarke has worked in marketing, promotion and editing for a number of academic and business book publishers, including a division of Reed International Books, Kogan Page, John Wiley and Gower. After qualifying in CELTA she taught general English in South Korea and Indonesia, then in the UK for Language Specialists International in Portsmouth and the International department of Chichester College. .....

Collie, Joanne

Born in Canada, Joanne Collie has lived and worked in many countries. After a doctorate in Paris, she taught French and English at university level, organised seminars across the world for teachers of language, literature and cultural studies, and published ELT books, including Literature in the Language Classroom, True to Life and Short Stories (CUP, with Stephen Slater); Paths into Poetry (OUP, with Gillian Porter Ladousse); Life and Culture in Britain Today (CUP, with Alex Martin); Cambridge Skills for Fluency (CUP);  Double Take Listening and Speaking (OUP) as well as textbooks co-authored  for Italian schools, Up to You!  and Dutch schools, Making a Start and Shift. .....

Corballis, Tony

Tony Corballis is a business communication and EAP specialist, with broad university and commercial experience. He teaches and lectures on numerous university support and foundation programmes, and an MA course. He has developed a range of courses and commercial-standard materials and books, which have been brought to market internationally. .....

De Witt, Ray

Ray de Witt has been providing TESOL training since 1992, currently at the Sussex Language Institute and previously with the University of Westminster. He has a long and varied experience of teaching language and training teachers, has lived and worked in Italy and in other countries and is used to dealing with the reality of TEFL and TESOL in both the private and state sectors. .....

Dunn, Marian

After qualifying as an aeronautical engineer, Marian Dunn gravitated into teaching technical English in the 60s. From there she spent 30 years teaching ESP in the business world in many countries developing a very focused view of objectives, before joining the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. .....

Enever, Janet

Janet Enever has taught at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels in England, Poland, Latvia and Hungary. She holds a doctorate in Education specialising in early start Foreign Language Policy (Bristol, UK) and is currently a member of the Research Institute for the Study of European Transformations at London Metropolitan University. .....

Etherington, Sian

Sian Etherington is the current Publications Officer for BALEAP. She is a lecturer in the School of Languages at the University of Salford, where until recently she had responsibility for in-sessional EAP and short EAP courses. Her research interests include academic writing, the teaching of grammar, and student transitions into higher education. .....

Etherton, Sally

Sally Etherton has worked in ELT and mainstream primary education for over 30 years. She has worked in the UK, Italy, the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and Oman. She has taught all ages, written and delivered in-service teacher training programmes and authored materials for the mainstream primary and TESOL classrooms. .....

Fava-Verde, Amanda

Amanda Fava-Verdé began her teaching career in France, where she specialized in Business English for professionals. She is currently Course Tutor for the University of Reading International Foundation Programme, where she teaches English and Academic Skills. Her area of expertise is English for Academic Purposes and her research interests relate specifically to Second Language Academic Writing and Online Language Learning. .....

Fitzgerald, Patrick

Patrick Fitzgerald is the co-author of ESAP Medicine and ESAP ICT Studies. He has worked in a variety of roles with learners from a range of backgrounds in healthcare and medicine. He holds a BA in Social Science and an MA in Information and Library Management and has a particular interest in the development of learning materials. .....

Gough, Chris

Chris Gough has taught in the UK and Spain and was involved in teacher training in the UK for a number of years. He now spends all his time writing materials, though he still regularly moderates training courses for Trinity. Chris has written titles for various publishers including supplementary vocabulary and reading resources. .....

Griffiths, Prue

Prue Griffiths co-authored the Scientific Writing module in Garnet Education’s TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series. She joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 1986 and since then has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and taken an active role in teaching and developing the University’s International and home Foundation Programmes. .....

Harben, Paddy

Paddy Harben has been a teacher of English for over 20 years, and has worked for the Official Schools of Languages in Madrid, Spain, since 2006. He is a former lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading, and has a Masters in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. .....

Harrison, Richard

Richard Harrison is currently based in Oman working as the Course Coordinator for Academic English at the (English-medium) German University of Technology in Oman. Richard has worked for many years in the Middle East – in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as Oman – and has written a number of course books for the region. .....

Harvey, Paul

Paul Harvey is a former lecturer at the University of Exeter where he taught on a number of English Language and teacher training programmes. He spent time working in Spain, China and the Middle East as well as being a British Council inspector for a number of years. He has written readers for Penguin/Longman and is a co-author of Britain Explored and Alive to Language. .....

Howey, David

David Howey is completing his PhD in mechanical engineering, studying convective heat transfer in motors and generators. His background is in renewable energy and he is passionate about energy and engineering. He has written multiple peer-reviewed papers and co-authored the script for the IET Faraday lecture in 2006, a science outreach and education project reaching over 20,000 young people. .....

Ilic, Amanda

Amanda Ilic has co-authored English for Mechanical Engineering, one of the course books in the English for Specific Academic Purposes series. She has also contributed as writer and editor to other projects.

Amanda has taught EFL and English for Academic Purposes for over twenty years in the UK and abroad, including Turkey, South Korea, the UAE, and Romania. .....

Jennings, Wayne

Wayne Jennings has worked in TEFL for over 30 years – in Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand – teaching general, business and academic English, including extensive exam preparation and training for the full Cambridge suite and IELTS. He is also involved in ongoing EAP materials development and course tutorship at Middlesex University. .....

Jones, Martin

Martin Jones is an accomplished artist who has illustrated for a number of book publishers, including Thorsons and Element Books. He has produced greetings cards for Henry Ling and Sons. In addition, he has designed a deck of cards called Cartouche, published originally by Ostaris Publications, then St Martin’s Press, New York, and which is still popular worldwide. .....

King, David

David King holds an MA (TEFL) from Reading University. After teaching in the West Indies and in Spain, David spent several years with the Eurocentre Organisation in the UK as teacher, trainer and Director of Studies. Since 2000, he has worked as a freelance trainer, editor and author of ELT/ESOL materials. .....

Krzanowski, Mark

Mark Krzanowski holds an MA in Applied Linguistics, the RSA/UCLES Dip TEFLA, a PG DMS, and is a Fellow of HEA (the Higher Education Academy). Mark has been involved in English Language Teaching since 1990. He is based in London, and his current academic affiliations include: the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the University of London, where he lectures in English for Academic and Specific Purposes to international postgraduate students; the Language Centre, University of Arts London, where he is the Course Leader for Insessional EAP Courses; and the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Westminster, where he lectures in TESOL and TEFL to BA and MA students. .....

Lee, Richard

Richard Lee has worked in English language teaching for almost 20 years as a teacher and materials writer in Spain, the UAE and the UK. He has also been involved in setting up language schools in Brazil. His academic interests include the teaching of English for specific academic purposes and the applications of technology in language learning. .....

Levrai, Peter

Peter Levrai has been working in TEFL since 1995. He has worked in Europe and Central Asia and is currently working in China at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo. Since starting to teach corporate clients in Portugal he has become increasingly interested in developing specialized courses for highly specific needs. .....

Macfarlane, Michael

Michael Macfarlane has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Essex University and began his career in teaching and educational TV in Japan. He subsequently worked on a British Council project, which involved supplying and running the new Language Centre for King Abdul Aziz University in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. .....

Mamas, Lawrence

Lawrence Mamas holds a BA in English Literature from Athens University, Greece and an MA in TESOL from St. Michael’s College, Vermont, USA. He has been teaching English as a foreign language for about 20 years and has taught various courses and age groups before going to work full-time in publishing. .....

Manning, Anthony

Anthony Manning is Director of the Centre for English and World Languages at the University of Kent. 

Anthony has authored or co-authored nine course books in the TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series. .....

Margolis, Annette

Annette Margolis is a teacher at an Italian Commercial High School and an assistant Cambridge ESOL Young Learner CELTA Extension Tutor.

Annette has co-presented for Garnet Education with Jonathan Smith at IATEFL (2008) and set up a wikispace for her EAP pre-sessional students at the University of Birmingham. .....

Matheson, Robin

Robin Matheson began his career in business before moving to English Language Teaching. He is a professional teacher working with individual professionals, using virtual technology. He is also a trained life coach and holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University. .....

McCormack, Joan

Joan McCormack is the Director of the Self-Access Centre at the University of Reading, and works as an EAP Lecturer and Course Director. She has worked in Japan, Peru and Spain, and has been involved in the field of EAP for the past 12 years.

Her areas of interest include the development of materials for teaching extended academic writing and research skills, as well as fostering the development of learner autonomy in students. .....

McCullagh, Marie

Marie McCullagh co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP Medicine with Ros Wright and Patrick Fitzgerald. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, teaching a range of ESP courses at undergraduate and post graduate level. She holds an MA in International Marketing and an MA in Materials Writing. .....

McGarry, Fiona

Fiona McGarry has been working in EFL since 1989 as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, editor and materials writer. She is a young learner specialist with particular experience in the Arab World. She is the author of two primary course books and has been a writer, consultant and editor for the Preparatory materials in Garnet Education’s revised English for Libya series. .....

McLisky, Marie

Marie McLisky is the author of English for Banking in Higher Education Studies and English for Public Relations in Higher Education Studies in the ESAP series. She holds an MA (Sociology) and M.Ed (educational Technology and TESOL).

Marie tutored Sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, then at the University of Maryland (Asian Division) in Korea. .....

Meldrum, Jennifer

Jennifer Meldrum has worked in the field of English language teaching for over 15 years. She taught English in the United States, China, South Korea, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. She is also an ESOL teacher trainer.

Jennifer co-authored two photocopiable teacher resource books for Garnet Education: Get Going with Grammar and Versatile Vocabulary. .....

Mol, Hans

Hans Mol has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, director of studies, producer, project coordinator, editor and author in and for countries such as Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

He is joint coordinator of the Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group for IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). .....

Moon, Jayne

Jayne Moon is currently a freelance ELT Primary consultant and teacher educator, formerly a lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leeds. She has extensive international experience of curriculum development and teacher education in Asia, Europe and elsewhere. She is author of Children Learning English (Macmillan) and joint editor of Research into Teaching English to Young Learners. .....

Morgan, David

David Morgan, BA Cert Ed., co-authored the Take-Off students book. He has spent most of his teaching career in Further Education and Industry, teaching general English, EFL and ESP. He has completed numerous specialist projects, such as teaching short courses to air traffic control personnel and producing a 200-hour intermediate ESP course for a leading Middle Eastern electricity supply company. .....

Norris, Lucy

Lucy Norris has been working in ELT since 1985, as a teacher, teacher trainer, consultant, Manager/Head of Department and materials writer and developer. She has worked in primary and high schools, private and public tertiary and adult institutions, and on short and long term projects in the UK, Turkey, Italy, Indonesia, Australia and Spain. .....

Nukui, Clare

Clare Nukui is Programme Director of the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at the University of Reading. She teaches EAP and Academic skills and is also responsible for the pastoral welfare of the students on the IFP.

Clare is the author of four books in the Garnet Education TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series. .....

O'Cain, Andrew

Andrew O'Cain currently teaches Sociology and Study Skills on the Access to Higher Education course at Gloucestershire College. He also tutors for the Open University on the course ‘Power, Dissent, Equality – Understanding Contemporary Politics’. His previous role was with the University of Reading, where he taught Academic Skills, Politics and Sociology on the International Foundation Programme. .....

Oliver, Steve

Steve Oliver has taught English in a Business and ESP environment for thirty years in Europe, the Middle East and UK. He has worked with managers and professionals from all sectors of industry and has researched widely within these fields. He has written materials for specialist and general needs and has spoken at Business English and ESP conferences. .....

Pallant, Anne

Anne Pallant authored the Writing volume in Garnet Education's EAS series. Anne has varied experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes. She has been teaching on EAP courses at the Centre for Applied Language Studies since 1994 and is part of the EAP Management team. .....

Phillips, Anna

Anna Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 30 years. She has worked as a teacher of both multilingual and monolingual classes, with teenagers and adults, in both the UK and abroad.

Anna began writing materials for special courses as a senior teacher working for the British Council in Oman. .....

Phillips, Terry

Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner.  As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management. .....

Raman, Uma

Uma Raman is an ELT consultant based at Chennai, India. She has taught English for many years at senior Secondary level and headed schools at the Primary and senior Secondary level. She currently produces materials for teaching English at Primary and middle schools and is also a teacher trainer. .....

Regan, Nicholas

Nicholas Regan is an ELT writer and teacher trainer. Since 2002, he has worked as an independent consultant for teacher development in the primary and secondary sectors, covering teaching in under-resourced and crowded classrooms, and working with Ministries of Education, Universities and schools in China, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the EU. .....

Reimer, Barbara

Barbara Reimer has been in the ESP field for over 15 years, and has taught in Canada, Japan and the Middle East. She is currently teaching in the development program at UAE University, the national university located in Al Ain, UAE.

Barbara co-authored two photocopiable teacher resource books for Garnet Education: Get Going with Grammar and Versatile Vocabulary. .....

Richards, Gloria

Gloria Richards has worked in English language teaching for over 20 years, both in Poland and the UK. She has a wide range of experience, teaching at universities and colleges as well as private companies and government institutions. Her academic interests include the teaching of English for specific academic purposes, study skills and language awareness studies. .....

Roberts, Mark

Mark Roberts was active in English Language Teaching, ESP, teacher training and ELT project management for over 20 years, working for the British Council in Yemen, Pakistan and Romania. He also had several years’ experience in different capacities in Germany, working at the University of Bielefeld as a lecturer for English Language foundation subjects, as a teacher in the English language programme at a major German bank and as a high school teacher. .....

Ronder, David

David Ronder started his English teaching career in Barcelona in the early 1990s. He has taught business and general English in the UK for many years, recently specialising in ESOL. An Edinburgh history graduate, he has always been interested in the connections between language and history. .....

Scott, Roger

Roger Scott co-authored the Teacher’s Book to accompany Peter Viney’s Fast Track to Reading and is working on Accounting in the ESAP series.

He has a B.A. (Hons) and an M.A. in philosophy from Reading University and Manchester University respectively. .....

Short, Jane

Jane Short graduated in English from the University of Southampton, and started her career in English language teaching with VSO in Thailand. She has a PGCE from University College, London and an MA in TEFL from the University of Reading.

She lived in Venezuela for over 20 years, where she taught English in industry and business. .....

Slaght, John

John Slaght has worked at the University of Reading in a variety of capacities since 1988 and currently works in the EAP department. He is Director of Assessment and Test Development in the International Study and Language Centre at the University. John has co-authored two books in Garnet Education’s English for Academic Study series: Reading and Extended Writing and Research Skills. .....

Smith, Jonathan

Jonathan Smith has many years' experience teaching and teacher training in Europe, North Africa and the Far East, and now works as an EAP lecturer and course director at the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading.

His academic interests include the teaching of oral skills and the applications of technology in language learning. .....

Smith, Roger H. C.

Roger H. C. Smith has been involved in ELT since he left university over 20 years ago. He is now based in North East Italy, where he works as a teacher and teacher trainer.  He teaches on Cambridge CELTA and Delta courses, and gives in-service seminars to teachers in both state and private language schools. .....

Sowton, Chris

Chris Sowton teaches English for academic purposes at King’s College London. He previously worked in a similar role at the University of Cambridge, where he was involved in online projects. He has also taught English as a second and foreign language and has developed and run teacher-training courses in Nepal. .....

Spencer, Jenifer

Jenifer Spencer is the co-author of EAP Essentials, with Olwyn Alexander and Sue Argent. This teacher’s handbook was based on the insights gained from developing and delivering the Heriot-Watt EAP teacher development course and focused on linking classroom practice and course content with current research, particularly in the areas of discourse analysis and the use of corpora. .....

Tabor, Carol

Carol Tabor co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP: English for ICT Studies, and Safety First. She began her ELT career in 1990 and taught in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since 2003, Carol has been working as a freelance author, writing material for both teachers and learners of EFL. .....

Thompson, Peter

Peter Thompson is head of history at London’s leading sixth-form college and has over 20 years’ history teaching experience, working mostly with 16-19-year-olds and adults.

He taught English as a foreign language whilst living in Berlin, Germany, for three years during the 1990s. .....

Vaughan-Rees, Michael

Michael Vaughan-Rees founded the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group, which he co-ordinated for over 20 years as well as editing its journal/newsletter, Speak Out. He has taught languages and linguistics up to university level, most recently at the Free University, Berlin, and is the author of several books and dozens of articles. .....

Vicary, Anne

Anne Vicary works as an In-sessional English Programme Co-ordinator and EAP lecturer at the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading. She has taught a wide variety of academic skills to international students at all levels, but she is particularly interested in the teaching of writing. .....

Viney, Peter

Peter Viney started teaching English in 1971, after a research MA in English and American Studies. He is the co-author of many popular textbook series in both British English and American English, including Streamline English, New American Streamline, Grapevine, Main Street, Survival English, Basic Survival, Handshake and IN English. .....

Walenn, Jeremy

Jeremy Walenn has had a varied career. He graduated in Law at Leeds University, but then qualified as a primary teacher and taught in infant/junior schools for five years. He changed to teaching English as a Foreign Language and worked in large language schools in London and Oxford before becoming the Head of the Language Centre at Cranfield University in Oxfordshire, where he worked on several English for Peacekeeping projects. .....

Walker, Carolyn

Carolyn Walker is the author of English for Business Studies in Higher Education Studies (with Paul Harvey). She worked from 1984 to 2006 as a lecturer and teacher of English as a foreign language at the University of Exeter, UK, where she was Programme Director for the Graduate Certificate in Management (with English). .....

Watkins, Sebastian

Sebastian Watkins co-authored the Speaking title in the English for Academic Study series, published by Garnet Education. Since 2002, he has also taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading to both pre-sessional and in-sessional students. .....

Whong, Melinda

Dr Melinda Whong is a member of the BALEAP Executive Committee, sharing the roles of Publication and Research Officer. She has taught, managed and developed EAP materials for pre-sessional courses and is currently a lecturer in English Language Teaching in the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics at the University of Leeds. .....

Wilding, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Wilding is a Course Tutor for the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading, where she teaches Academic Skills and International English. She is also a certified IELTS examiner for the speaking and writing modules. Before joining the University of Reading, Elisabeth taught EFL and EAP in the USA, France and Switzerland, as well as French in the USA. .....

Willis, Jackie

Jackie Willis co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP Biological Sciences along with Gloria Richards. She has worked as a lecturer in Higher Education since 1991 having formerly started her career a researcher at Birmingham University. She now works at the University of Hertfordshire teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a Principal Lecturer with the Learning and Teaching Institute. .....

Wright, Ros

Ros Wright co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP Medicine with Marie McCullagh and Patrick Fitzgerald. She specialises in English for medical purposes and has trained doctors qualified in their country of origin to prepare for the oral component of the US Medical Licensing Exam. .....

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