I train adults who need English for work, play and travel, so their key goals are to communicate across cultures, build relationships and get things done. I’ve written many popular Business English course books for Oxford University Press and Pearson, app content and training videos.
I’m particularly interested in:
- business, technical and professional English
- pragmatics and sociolinguistics
- cross cultural issues
- British and American English
- English as a lingua franca
I grew up and spent much of my working life in the UK (operating in British English). I’ve also lived and worked in Japan and Algeria, and I’ve delivered workshops for teachers and trainers in many countries in Europe, the Middle and Far East and South America. For a dozen or so years I’ve been living in Philadelphia, USA where I continue to write courses, training materials and increasingly these days, I produce videos.