Scott Thornbury is a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years'
experience in English language teaching. He is currently Associate Professor of
English Language Studies at the New School in New York, teaching on an on-line
MATESOL program. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training
in Egypt, UK, Spain, and his native New Zealand. Scott's writing credits include
several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology including
The A-Z of ELT, How to Teach Grammar and Teaching Unplugged. He is series editor
for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP) and was also the co-founder of
the dogme ELT group. Scott’s thought-provoking blog,
An A-Z of ELT, is a
popular site for many teachers and has been adapted as an e-book,
Big Questions in ELT.
Penny Ur has thirty-five years’ experience as an English teacher in
elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught B.A.
and M.A. courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University.
She has presented papers at TESOL, IATEFL and other English teachers’
conferences worldwide. She was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge
Handbooks for Language Teachers series. Her books include Discussions that
work (1981), Five minute activities (co authored with Andrew Wright)
(1992), Grammar practice activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary
activities (2012), and A course in English language teaching (2012), all
published by Cambridge University Press. A new book, Discussions and more, is
scheduled for release in 2015.