Sharon Ahlquist is a senior lecturer in TESOL and applied linguistics at Kristianstad University, Sweden. Born and educated in England, she started her teaching career at a private language school in Germany before moving to Sweden. She has worked in teacher education for almost 20 years. Today she designs and teaches on both pre-service and in-service courses in English for teachers of both primary and secondary pupils. Sharon completed her Doctor of Education degree, ‘The impact of the Storyline approach on the young language learner classroom’, in 2011.