This blog is written and maintained by Katy Simpson and Laura Patsko.
Katy is a teacher and materials writer with an MA in English Language. She was previously based in the UAE and in Chiang Mai, in Thailand, and she now works in Japan. She is particularly interested in designing materials to support teachers whose students need to communicate in an ELF context.
Laura is a freelance English language consultant and trainer with a BA in Linguistics and an MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics. She is particularly interested in the use of English as a lingua franca, teaching pronunciation and investigating the practical applications of linguistic research. She is the former editor (2015-2017) of Speak Out!, the journal of the IATEFL PronSIG.
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