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Skills and language for academic study
After many years teaching, course directing and running his own school in Oxford, Paul Dummett became a full-time writer in 2007. His mission is to create materials that are thought-provoking and that learners can engage with emotionally. He started out with an interest in task and needs-based learning and now is particularly interested in the use of images and narrative techniques in teaching. Paul lives in Oxford with his wife and has three grown-up daughters.Jon Hird is a teacher, trainer and author, based in Oxford, UK. He divides his time between teaching English at the University of Oxford, writing ELT materials and giving teacher-training talks and workshops both in the UK and overseas. Jon has a range of experience and interests, but with a particular interest in Grammar and English for Academic Purposes. He also has an interest in dyslexia and learning English. Jon has written and contributed to a number of ELT publications including grammar reference and practice books, course books, teacher's books and other resource material. His most recent publications include Oxford EAP B1 (2015), Grammar and Vocabulary for the Real World (2015), Oxford Learner's Pocket Verbs and Tenses (2013) and The Complete English Grammar (2010), all published by Oxford University Press. At the heart of Jon's teaching, training and writing is the challenge of trying to make activities and exercises as meaningful, engaging, motivating and as enjoyable as possible.