Dr. David Crystal
Eminent Linguist, Researcher, Author & Broadcaster
Dr. David CrystalEminent Linguist, Researcher, Author & Broadcaster
Professor David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He previously held a Chair at the University of Reading for 10 years. He is widely known for his research in English language studies, encompassing a broad range of fields that includes phonetics, stylistics, the language of the Internet, English language teaching, child language, and application of linguistics to religious, educational, forensic, and clinical contexts. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has authored over 100 books, among which are two encyclopedias for Cambridge University Press (The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language), as well as English as a Global Language, The Language of the Internet, and Pronouncing Shakespeare. Recent books include The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016) and Making a Point: the Pernickety Story of English Punctuation (2015). He has been a consultant, contributor, or presenter on several radio and television programmes. Professor Crystal received an OBE for services to the English language in 1995.
Author & Teacher Educator
Scott ThornburyAuthor & Teacher Educator
Scott Thornbury has taught and trained in Egypt, UK, Spain, and in his native New Zealand. He currently teachers on an online MA TESOL program for The New School in New York. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology. He is also the series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers, and a trustee of the HandsUp Project, which promotes drama activities in English for children in under-resourced regions of the Arab world. His website is www.scottthornbury.com.
ELT Writer, Teacher, Trainer & Presenter
Jeremy HarmerELT Writer, Teacher, Trainer & Presenter
Jeremy Harmer is an writer of English Language Teaching (ELT) methodology titles, learner literature and coursebooks. His published works include The Practice of English Language Teaching, How to Teach English, How to Teach Writing and Essential Teacher Knowledge. As a teacher and teacher trainer in the field of ELT, Jeremy has worked for International House, London, Eurocentre Bournemouth, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, the Bell School, Cambridge, and at the Instituto Anglo Mexicano de Cultura. Jeremy is a course designer and tutor on the MA TESOL at the New School New York and an occasional tutor at the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE). Away from ELT Jeremy enjoys life as a practicing musician, songwriter and spoken-word performer.
Author & Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E
Nicky HocklyAuthor & Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E
Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants-e.com). She has worked in the field of English Language Teaching since 1987, is an international plenary speaker, trainer and consultant. Nicky has written several prize-winning methodology books about new technologies in language teaching, many with co-author Gavin Dudeney. Her most recent publications are Focus on Learning Technologies (2016), and ETpedia Technology (2017). Her research interests include blended and online learning, as well as the integration of learning technologies in the English language classroom. She is currently a member of the NILE Advisory Board.