I'm a freelance ELT author, specialising in English coursebooks and materials for teenagers and adults for publishers such as Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, Cengage, Brookemead ELT, Cornelsen Verlag and Gyldendal.
I've been involved in language teaching at all levels for twenty-five years as a teacher, oral examiner,
editor and writer. I've taught English, French and German in the UK, Germany and
Denmark. My qualifications include a secondary postgraduate certificate of education (PGCE) in French and German, and a master's degree (MSc) in Applied Linguistics
with a programme of specialization in English language teaching.
I became a teacher because I believe everybody should be able to fulfil their
potential, whatever their background. As a writer of ELT materials, helping students of all ages to learn about the world and develop as a person is as important to
me as helping students to learn to communicate in English. My main writing interests are therefore life skills, cultural awareness and motivation. I'm particularly
interested in designing materials which can engage teenage students and help them to become confident, autonomous language users. Using contemporary literature extracts,
poetry and songs to bring an affective dimension to language learning also plays an important role in my writing.
I'm based in Copenhagen, Denmark.