I’m an English teacher and I’ve written many course books for Oxford University Press and Pearson. I teach 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’m particularly interested in:
- business, technical and professional English
- pragmatics and sociolinguistics
- cross cultural issues
- videos – making them and teaching with them
- 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 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. I’ve taught at the University of Pennsylvania and I continue to write course books, training materials and increasingly these days, I also shoot and edit videos. I want to make a positive difference for language learners and teachers around the world and think it’s one of the best ways I can help.