Antonia Clare is an English language teacher trainer, international conference speaker and award-winning materials writer. Her special interests include the use of video and new technologies in ELT, developing creativity and the psychology of language learning. She has taught and trained in many countries around the world, including Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Portugal, Poland and the UK and is a co-author for Language-to-Go, Total English, English in Common and Speakout (which won the English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award for best new book in English language teaching in 2011).
Araminta Crace is the co-author of several ELT coursebooks, including the Pre-Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels of New Total English, the Pre-Intermediate, Elementary and Starter levels of Cutting Edge third edition and the Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels of Premium. Before starting her writing career in 1998, she was a teacher and teacher trainer for twelve years, working in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Egypt and the UK.
Diane Hall is a co-author of New Total English Elementary, as well as several other publications. Diane Hall has been working in English language teaching for over 25 years, as a teacher, trainer, editor, publisher and writer. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics, and is currently also an Associate Lecturer in English grammar and linguistics at the Open University. Diane has written a number of books, notably New Total English and MyGrammarLab.
JJ Wilson has taught in Egypt, Lesotho, Colombia, the U.K., Italy and the U.S., where he is currently the Writer-in-residence at Western New Mexico University. He has co-authored (with Antonia Clare) several ELT courses, including Language to Go and Total English, and was Series Editor on the second edition of Postcards (all Pearson). His methodology book, How to Teach Listening, won an English Speaking Union prize for the Best Book for Teachers of 2008 and was shortlisted for the Ben Warren Prize. JJ’s most recent ELT course is Speakout, which won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union prize for the Best Book of 2011 and was shortlisted for an ELTons award. His latest book, Research and Resources in Language Teaching: Listening, co-authored with Michael Rost, came out in 2013. JJ writes short fiction, under the name JJ Amaworo Wilson, and has been published by Penguin and Pulp Faction, among others. He also blogs about ELT for Reallyenglish.
Jonathan Bygrave has worked in ELT since 1992 as a teacher, editor, publisher and author. In recent years he has been writing materials and exploring digital publishing. He has been a workbook author for Sky and a coursebook author for Total English, Upbeat, Real Life and Cutting Edge Third Edition.
Mark Foley is a co-author of New Total English Elementary, New Total English Upper Intermediate Workbook, as well as MyGrammarLab and several other publications. Mark has been working in English language teaching for over 25 years, and has extensive experience in teaching (mostly in the UK and Spain), teacher training, examining and materials writing. Mark was a teacher, and then Director of Studies, at Oxford House College in the 1980s.