Gareth Rees studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Having taught in Spain and China, he currently teaches at the University of the Arts, London. As well as teaching English, he is an academic English course leader, and unit leader on courses in cross-cultural communication for the London College of Fashion. He has also developed English language materials for the BBC World Service Learning English section, and he makes films which appear in festivals and on British television.
Ian Lebeau studied Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge and did his MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. He has thirty-five years' experience in ELT - mainly in higher education - and has worked in Spain, Italy, Japan and the UK. He has directed and taught on a wide range of programmes including foundation, IELTS and general English. Among his pedagogical interests are: curriculum design, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and critical thinking and writing skills.
David Cotton studied Economics at the University of Reading and did an MA in French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. He has over 44 years teaching and training experience, and is co-author of the successful Market Leader and Business Class course books. He has taught in Canada, France and England, and has been visiting lecturer in many universities overseas. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University. He frequently gives talks at EFL conferences.
David Falvey studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford and did his MA in TEFL at the University of Birmingham. He has lived in Africa and the Middle East and has teaching, training and managerial experience in the UK and Asia, including working as a teacher trainer at the British Council in Tokyo. He was previously Head of the English Language Centre at London Metropolitan University. David is co-author of the successful business English course Market Leader.
Simon Kent studied History at the University of Sheffield, and has an M.A. in History and Cultural Studies. He has over 25 years' teaching experience, including three years as an in-company trainer in Berlin at the time of German reunification. He has spent the majority of his career in higher education in the UK where he has taught on and directed programmes of business, general and academic English.