Joan Saslow has taught in a variety of programs in South America and the United States. She is author and co-author of a number of widely used courses, including Ready to Go, Workplace Plus, Literacy Plus, Top Notch and Summit. She is also author of English in Context, a series for reading science and technology. Joan was the series director of True Colors and True Voices. She has participated in the English Language Specialist Program in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Allen Ascher has been a teacher and teacher trainer in China and the United States, as well as academic director of the intensive English program at Hunter College. Allen has also been an ELT publisher and was responsible for publication and expansion of numerous well-known courses, including True Colors, NorthStar, the Longman TOEFL Preparation Series, and the Longman Academic Writing Series. He is co-author of Top Notch and Summit, and he wrote the Teaching Speaking module of Teacher Development Interactive, an online multimedia teacher-training program.