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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 on spoken English and business English materials for teaching writing, 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. My special interests are in teaching English grammar, spoken English, and formal businss English writing. 

On this site you’ll find full details of my publications on English grammar, online courses for English language teachers, and talks - as well as reviews, and links to blogs, articles, lesson plans for teaching grammar, and webinars. I hope you enjoy it, whether you’re a learner, an English language teacher or a reader of novels.

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