Mike Lyons has been teaching English around the World since 1986. He has taught in Canada, Japan, the UK and Sierra Leone. He currently lives and works in Japan.
Who are your favorite authors?
Shakespeare! Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost Dickens, Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Twain
And the greatest EFL text writers get to be on this list with Shakespeare! Marc Helgesen, Clive Oxendon, Angelas Buckingham, and many more!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Canada and grew up in the US and the UK. As I child I was often exposed to, or studied, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, German, and Latin. I loved English accents.... This led to my becoming an English teacher and to writing "Improve Your English".
This book is for ESL and EFL students, and also for English teachers. It is full of ideas for learning English at home. These ideas can help students improve their English skills quickly, cheaply and easily.