English360 community

English360 is the place to go online and share best practice and discuss pedagogical methods. Our community comprises educators from the English360 team, other teachers like yourself from within the online community and Cambridge University Press authors whose content is available to your learners.

Cambridge University Press authors

  • Virginia AllumCambridge English for Nursing Intermediate +
    Virginia Allum
    Virginia Allum taught EFL at Upper Intermediate and Advanced Levels and ESP (English for Nursing and Health) for several years in Australia. Later, she lectured in a Diploma of Nursing course and worked as a Learning Support Teacher with particular focus on international students entering the Diploma of Nursing. Read more...

    Currently she works as a Registered Nurse, Infection Control Link Nurse and Productive Ward Leader in a private hospital in England. She is co-author of 'Cambridge English for Nursing Intermediate Plus' and 'Cambridge English for Nursing Pre-Intermediate' with Patricia McGarr. Both books came out of her experience assisting overseas students of nursing with both theoretical and practical aspects of their nursing education particularly language-based communication issues in health settings. Other areas of interest are eMentoring of nursing students and writing her blog, EMP - English for Nursing and Health.

  • Jane CordellCambridge Business English Activities
  • John Crowther-AlwynBusiness Roles & Business Roles 2
    John Crowther-Alwyn teaches business English at the University Institute of Technology in Cergy-Pontoise, France. His career in EFL began in Sénégal in 1968 where he was a VSO volunteer. Read more...

    He has worked at ESSEC business school, at Poitiers University, and run his own language-teaching company. He has written Business Roles and Business Roles 2 for Cambridge University Press.

  • Bob DignenEnglish365 Level 1
    Bob Dignen
    Bob Dignen is a director of York Associates. He specialises in delivering international team seminars. As an author his other titles include 50 Ways to improve your international presentation skills and 50 Ways to improve your intercultural skills published by Summertown. Read more...

    He is also co-author of Developing People Internationally, a multimedia international team training resource.

  • Adrian DoffLanguage Links Beginner-Elementary & Language Links Pre-intermediate
    Adrian Doff has taught English and trained teachers in Finland, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany and the UK. Read more...

    He has written many books for Cambridge University Press, including the coursebooks Meanings into Words and Language in Use, the teacher training book Teach English, the listening skills books in the Cambridge Skills for Fluency series, and the self-study reference series Language Links. He is course consultant for the new Cambridge adult course English Unlimited and author of the Starter and Advanced levels. He is currently living in Germany and working as a free-lance writer, teacher and teacher trainer.

  • Liz DriscollVocabulary in Practice 5 & 6
    Liz Driscoll has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer, mainly in Italy and the UK. She currently works as an English language editor and materials writer. Read more...

    Liz has written a number of books for Cambridge University Press: Vocabulary in Practice 5, Vocabulary in Practice 6, Common Mistakes at PET, Common Mistakes at KET, the Cambridge English Skills series Real Reading, and Reading Extra, one of a series of photocopiable resource books of multi-level skills activities.

  • Paul EmmersonBusiness English Frameworks
    Paul Emmerson works as a writer, teacher and teacher trainer. He is the author of Email English, Business Builder, Business Grammar Builder (2 levels), Business Vocabulary Builder (2 levels), and Business English Handbook (Macmillan) and Business English Frameworks and Five Minute Activities for Business English (Cambridge University Press). Read more...

    He teaches at the International House Executive Centre, London, and has worked as a teacher trainer all over Europe. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics and is a regular presenter at international conferences.

  • David EvansDecisionmaker
  • Steve FlindersEnglish365 Level 1
    Steve Flinders
    Steve Flinders is a director of York Associates whose mission is developing people internationally. Read more...

    He designs and delivers professional language, intercultural and international leadership training to public and private sector organisations worldwide and is particularly interested in international communication in the areas of politics, public administration, human resources and trade unionism. He is the co-author of English365 and a number of other titles for professional English learners. When not at work, he enjoys travelling to faraway places, reading, theatre, swimming, walking, playing squash badly and talking about politics.

  • Barbara GarsideEssential Telephoning in English
    Barbara Garside was born in the UK but has lived and worked in several countries including France, Spain and Turkey. After graduating in English Literature from King´s College London she became an EFL teacher, and has worked in ELT ever since as a teacher, trainer, teaching consultant and author. Read more...

    Her publications include resource books for EFL/ESOL teachers: Ways of Doing (with Mario Rinvolucri and Paul Davis); Essential Telephoning in English (with Tony Garside), both published by Cambridge University Press. For Macmillan, she has written Skyline workbooks and two series of course books: Attitude and Expressions (both with Luke Prodromou and Kate Fuscoe). She is currently working on teacher´s books for a major new series for Cengage Learning.

  • Tony GarsideEssential Telephoning in English
  • Eric GlendinningProfessional English in Use Medicine
    Eric Glendinning
    Eric H Glendinning has taught English in Tanzania, Norway and Nepal as well as the UK where he was Director of the Institute for Applied Language Studies, the University of Edinburgh, for 20 years. Read more...

    He is the author of a number of textbooks in English for Special Purposes, in particular Medicine, Academic and Technology. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.

  • Roger GowerGrammar in Practice 1 - 6
    Roger Gower has been in ELT for more years than he cares to remember working as a teacher and teacher trainer in many countries around the world. He has also worked in ELT management as director of International House in London, Principal of the Bell Language School in Cambridge, and Operations Director for the Bell Educational Trust. Read more...

    He has written for many different publishers including the Grammar in Practice series and Level 3 of Real Writing for Cambridge University Press. For many years he has campaigned against the neglect of literature in the ELT classroom. While he thinks the situation is better now than it was in the 1970s, when literature was more or less outlawed in many Western European classrooms, he believes there is still a long way to go and much we can learn from the language teaching traditions of Eastern Europe. At present he is writing some new books, editing the Reviews section of the magazine Modern English Teacher, as well as working as a British Council Inspector.

  • Bernie HaydenBusiness Goals 1, 2 & 3
  • Ron HowardProfessional English in Use Medicine
    Ron Howard
    Ron Howard graduated in Medicine and practised as a doctor for 18 years before retraining as a teacher. After a year in Algeria and four years in London, he took up a post at Edinburgh University teaching English to overseas doctors and medical students. Read more...

    He has also acted as a consultant in English for Medicine in many countries including China, Egypt, Poland, and Hungary.

  • Christopher JonesLanguage Links Beginner-Elementary & Language Links Pre-intermediate
  • Leo JonesWelcome!
    Leo Jones
    Leo Jones lives and works in Bournemouth, UK, where he taught for many years in a language school. He is a freelance writer and teacher trainer, and has done workshops for teachers all over the world. Read more...

    He has published a wide range of EFL classroom text books, including New International Business English, Working in English, Welcome! and Let's Talk - all published by Cambridge University Press.

  • Gareth KnightBusiness Goals 1, 2 & 3
  • Patricia McGarrCambridge English for Nursing Intermediate +
  • B. Jean NateropTelephoning in English
  • Francis O´HaraBe My Guest
    Francis O'Hara
    Francis O´Hara was born in Ireland, and trained as a teacher in the UK, Italy and Switzerland. For the past 20 years he has lived in the south of France working there in language schools and at a business university. Read more...

    He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the author of the language course for the hotel industry, Be My Guest, published by Cambridge University Press. He has also written articles for the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Riviera Times among others, as well as publishing poetry and short stories. One of his special areas of interest is in-depth analysis of a student´s language level, then detailing just what the student needs to learn in order to get to the next level and/or in order to pass their English examination. When he is not at his desk, then he is seen strolling along the French Riviera, where he lives, beneath a sky as blue as a Raphael Madonna, with a gentle sea-breeze softening the heat, but perhaps he shouldn´t be admitting this!

  • Mark O´NeilBusiness Goals 1, 2 & 3
    Mark O'Neil taught English for business and led teacher development workshops in Japan from 1988 to 2007. He has extensive experience in teacher education and management and also holds Master's degrees in Teaching English for Specific Purposes and in Contemporary Japanese Studies.

  • Glennis PyeVocabulary in Practice 1 - 5
  • Rod RevellTelephoning in English
  • Marjorie RosenbergIn Business
    Marjorie Rosenberg is originally from the United States and has been living in Graz, Austria since 1981. She teaches general and business English at the University of Graz and at Campus02, a university of applied sciences. Read more...

    She is also involved in teacher training and has worked throughout Europe and in the United States concentrating on topics such as teaching business English, NLP, learning styles, cooperative learning and multiple intelligences. Some of her publications include In Business, published by Cambridge University Press, Communicative Business Activities, two series of textbooks for Austrian schools and materials for Macmillan and Cornelsen as well as articles for various IATEFL journals and English Teaching Professional (ETP). She is a Cambridge ESOL examiner, presenter and seminar materials writer and is currently the joint coordinator of the BESIG committee.

  • Simon SweeneyEnglish365 Level 1
    Simon Sweeney
    Simon Sweeney is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and Governance at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. He previously taught EFL in Italy and Spain and worked as a freelance teacher and author for several years, writing over 20 business English titles for CUP and other UK publishers, including English for Business Communication (Second Edition, 2004 CUP). Read more...

    He teaches a range of international business related modules. In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher Education Academy. He also works for the British Council as a UK Bologna Expert, promoting the benefits of the European higher education area. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, walking his dog and listening to Radiohead.

  • Amanda ThomasPractice Activities for Business Goals 2 & 3
  • Derek UtleyIntercultural Resource Pack
    Derek Utley trained and practised as a teacher of Spanish and French, then worked for some 20 years as a partner of York Associates, retiring gradually over the last few years. Read more...

    As well as writing Intercultural Resource Pack for Cambridge University Press, he helped devise and make a number of training videos on communication, which were later adapted by Jeremy Comfort into the Oxford University Press series. Derek is interested in the role of communication in society and particularly in intercultural communication.

English360 team

Brian Anderson Brian Anderson, Digital Content Manager

An experienced business English instructor and student of languages, Brian spends most of his time thinking about the role technology can play in catalysing the language-learning process. For the past four years, Brian has been helping educational publishers develop online courseware. Before that, he instructed executives at multinational companies like IBM, DHL, and Unilever, as well as for government agencies in the Czech Republic and Poland. He is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jeremy Day Jeremy Day, Content Copy Editor

Jeremy Day taught English for 14 years, including 7 as an in-company trainer. He is the author of four teacher's books for Cambridge University Press, including International Legal English, with several more on the way. He has also written dozens of business English activities and financial English Jargonbusters for Professional English Online. He is Series Editor of Cambridge English for ..., a series of short ESP courses, with books on Nursing, Engineering, the Media, Job-hunting and Marketing published so far. He has also recently co-authored a major new grammar book. His role at English360 includes quality assurance for materials specially written for the platform. He is based in Warsaw.

Seth Dickens Seth Dickens, Sales and Marketing Consultant, Italy

Seth Dickens is the Italy Sales and Marketing Representative for English360. He is particularly interested in helping teachers incorporate technology into their courses in simple, practical and achievable ways. Prior to joining the team at English360, Seth ran Digitalang, a consultancy helping educators enrich their teaching with blended learning technologies. He loves well-taught, communicative language lessons which incorporate technology and loathe the "Death By PowerPoint" students and businesspeople often suffer.

Valentina Dodge Valentina Dodge, Learning Manager

Valentina is Learning Manager for English360 where she oversees content, pedagogy, teaching, and academic matters for English360. She works closely with educators and school owners on a global scale to help them provide personalised English learning programmes to meet their student and customer needs. She collaborates with and supports English language teachers all over the world to help them publish and share lesson and courses for blended or online delivery. She organises training sessions and support forums on instructional design and blended course organisation to allow educators to combine their own materials and lesson plans with high quality course material from Cambridge University Press. She is based in Salerno, Italy.

Javier Gonzalez Javier González Barahona, Sales and Marketing Consultant, Spain

Javier is the Special Education Consultant for English360 in Spain. He has worked in business consultancy and also been involved in teaching Marketing to MBA students. Based in Madrid, he travels around Spain and Portugal helping students and teachers to use English360.

Mary Gillespie Mary Gillespie, Content Copy Editor

Mary has been teaching English to learners of all levels since 1993. She has a CELTA and her MEd in English Language Education is from the University of British Columbia. Mary started her teaching career in workplace training, and has been involved in teaching training and curriculum design. She has a strong interest in technology for language learning, and since 2005 has worked as a freelance online instructor and materials/curriculum writer. Mary is based on the east coast of Canada.

Sara Harden Sara Harden, Community Content Manager

Before joining the English360 team Sara worked as Development Editor for ESP at Cambridge University Press (CUP). Prior to that she spent about 15 years teaching English - general, business and ESP in Europe and the UK. She has also done an MA in TESOL specialising in business English and ESP. She works with authors on new resources for Engish360 and reviews user-generated content from the English360 community. She is based in Cambridge, UK.

Cleve Miller Cleve Miller, Founder and Managing Director

Since 1989 Cleve has designed, managed and taught business English programs in 11 countries to thousands of students in over fifty Global-500 companies. He has been named a "global expert" by the American Society of Training and Development, and since about 1998 has had a single-minded obsession with effective use of the web for learner-centred language teaching. Originally from Kansas, he is currently based out of Cambridge, UK.

Nick Robinson Nick Robinson, Publishing Manager

Nick Robinson is Publishing Manager for English360, with responsibility for commissioning content for the site. He taught in Spain, specialising in ESP and Business English. He then worked for Cambridge University Press as a Marketing Executive and as an Editor on the ESP list. In 2007, he moved to York to become a freelance materials writer, editor and trainer. He is the author of Cambridge English for Marketing and several other ELT publications. Most recently, he managed Cambridge University Press's flagship British English Adult course, face2face. His areas of interest include how English is used in marketing and how teachers are using the web, an in particular social networks, to collaborate and teach English. He is a self-confessed Twitter addict (you can follow him at @nmkrobinson and @Eng4Marketing).

Byron Russell Byron Russell, Head of Sales

Byron started his career as an ELT teacher back in 1985, and subsequently moved into publishing. He has since spent more than twenty years in sales management, working with global UK and US-based educational and trade publishers. He first became involved in the business development of web-based learning materials in 1999, and since then has supported the growth of some of the leading innovators in this rapidly-expanding field. Byron is based in Oxford, UK, and has direct market responsibility for the UK, France, Germany and Austria.

Lyn Strutt Lyn Strutt, Content Copy Editor

Lyn has a degree in Linguistics and the CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications. She has 12 years of experience in teaching general and business English in Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and the UK, and has also trained teachers on the CELTA course and worked as English Subject Officer for the Hong Kong Examinations Authority. Lyn has been a freelance editor for eight years, working on a wide range of ELT titles for major publishers including many in business English and ESP for Cambridge University Press. She is co-author of Test Your Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced and she adapted the book for the CD-ROM accompanying the second edition of Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced (Mascull, 2010). She is currently based in London, UK, and she is an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Rick Tunis Rick Tunis, Content Copy Editor

Rick Tunis began his career in language teaching as an instructor of business English in Montreal, Canada. In Japan, he trained teachers, as well as taught ESL. In Vancouver, Canada, Rick taught an intensive TESOL course, teaching the latest methods and techniques of pedagogy and English language teaching. In recent years, Rick was the main author of a TOEIC preparation text book, which he wrote for Yotsuyagakuin, Japan. He has also edited several non-fiction books. Based in India, he is now enjoying his role in bringing English language learning resources into the modern age of e-learning through the English 360 platform.

Emma Watson Emma Watson, Community Support

Emma provides online support and face-to-face training for members of the English360 community.  She joined the English360 team after 18 years of teaching ESOL in the UK and Europe (holding the Trinity Diploma in TESOL) and 12 years as a teacher of French, Spanish and Italian.  With further experience in editing and publishing roles, and an avid interest in harnessing technology to aid language-learning and make it more learner-centred, she loves helping educators to help their learners to help themselves.

Aaron Zeckoski Aaron Zeckoski, Systems Architect

Aaron and his team of developers, designers and testers work tirelessly to keep the English360 application running smoothly, and evolving to meet customer needs and expectations.