Charles Hall is an Associate Professor of English at Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His work intertwines three areas of interest: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), ESP (English for Specific Purposes) - especially law and medicine -, and teacher training. He has taught or lectured in over 40 countries, including Iraq, South Sudan, Yemen, and Syria. He is the author or co-author of several texts and articles including the recently published Phonetics, Phonology & Pronunciation for the Language Classroom from Palgrave. He has worked in or with IEPs since 1976.
    Rachel Wicaksono is Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics at York St John University in the UK. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in English Language and Literature, Rachel trained to teach English to speakers of other languages and worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, inspector and school Principal in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. On returning to the UK, she joined York St John University as a coordinator of the International Foundation Programme. She teaches on the BA English Language and Linguistics, BA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics: TESOL, as well as supervising and examining doctoral students. She has an RSA/UCLES CTEFLA and DTEFLA, and a MA TESOL and a Doctor in Education from the Institute of Education, London. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.
    Gary Pathare has taught English in the Dubai Men’s College (HCT) Foundations program since 2001, after ten years’ teaching English and teacher training in Spain. His main professional interest is in developing and sharing new teaching approaches and materials to support them; sets of his Foundations materials are used throughout the 17-campus HCT college system. Gary is author of many ELT course books, including Headway Academic Skills, Headway Plus and Milestones B1 and B2 (Oxford University Press), Unlock Basic Literacy (Cambridge University Press), and Skillful 4 (MacMillan), and he has published articles on teaching writing, reading, and pedagogical uses of IT. He is a winner of the UAE IT Challenge for tertiary teacher’s projects, and has extensive experience as an IELTS and Cambridge examiner, IDP consultant, and exam item writer for the UAE national exam body and the British Council APTIS. Gary has an M.Ed. (TESOL) from Newcastle, with a dissertation focus on teaching spelling to Arabic L1 Foundations students, a Trinity Licentiate Diploma in TESOL, and a degree in law.

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