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 Nouns, verbs, conversations, essays, novels: all of these have branches on the grammar tree.

Welcome! I am a freelance writer of grammar practice materials for students and teachers - print books, e-books, online ELT courses and apps - including the Oxford Grammar for EAP, A Handbook of Spoken Grammar (shortlisted for a British Council award in teaching innovation) and the Udemy online course Spoken Grammar: A Guide for English Language Teachers. I also gives talks and workshops, and have recently published a novel, The Story of the Cloth, in e-book and paperback formats.

Before becoming a freelance writer, I had a twenty-year career at the University of Westminster, where I held a number of positions - including Chair of Professional Education, Chair of English and Linguistics, and Director of the Centre for English Learning and Teaching - and taught on a variety of programmes: EFL, BA in English Language, and MAs in TESOL and Translation.

On this site you’ll find full details of my publications, online ELT courses, and talks - as well as reviews, and links to blogs, articles, ideas for grammar lessons and webinars. I hope you enjoy it, whether you’re a learner, teacher or a reader.

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