I'm a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years' experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. I am currently Curriculum Coordinator of the MA TESOL program at The New School in New York. My previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where I live), and in my native New Zealand. My writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, as well as authoring a number of papers and book chapters on language and language teaching. I am series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP). I was also the co-founder of the dogme ELT group. And, currently, I am an associate of the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), an online campus dedicated to teacher development.
Teachers and learners of English as a second or foreign language constantly engage with certain key questions, such as 'Is memorization good?', 'What's the best kind of practice?' or 'What's the best age to start?' This book addresses 21 of those questions, informed by the author's extensive experience as well as the current state of thinking by experts in the field.