Matt Yallop read Linguistics and TESOL at University and also has a CELTA. He taught in both Prague and Wolverhampton for 7 years prior to working for Pearson Longman and specialises in English for Academic Purposes. Matt also helped to commission the popular support materials for Cutting Edge on the Pearson Longman website. At the moment he is working with many schools and colleges to improve teacher use of technology in the classroom and is especially interested in interactive whiteboards, learner management systems and other ways technology can help (or hinder!) the English teacher
is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK, Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
He is author of Vocabulary (Oxford University Press, 1990), Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers (Cambridge University Press, 1991), Language as Discourse (with Ronald Carter, Longman, 1994), Exploring Spoken English (with Ronald Carter, Cambridge University Press, 1997), Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy (co-edited with Norbert Schmitt, Cambridge University Press, 1997), Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Exploring Grammar in Context (with Ronald Carter and Rebecca Hughes, Cambridge University Press, 2000), Issues in Applied Linguistics (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and The Cambridge Grammar of English (with Ronald Carter, Cambridge University Press, 2006).
He is also co-author of Vocabulary in Use, Basic, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels (with Felicity O'Dell, Cambridge University Press, 1994), and author/co-author of more than 70 academic papers. He is Academic Consultant to the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and Phrases. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has lectured on language and language teaching in 38 countries and has been actively involved in language teaching for 40 years.
Charlotte Rosen Svensson
has taught English in Sweden and England, and has also worked in publishing in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, although she grew up and studied in the US. She has worked for Pearson Longman English Language Teaching as an ELT consultant since 2006, and given talks and workshops specifically on teaching materials, seminars on Cambridge ESOL examinations, dictionary workshops and readers workshops, in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Helping teachers and students get the best out of the materials available is the best part of her job.
is a text, teacher’s and activity book author and an editor at Cambridge University Press, Lynne Rushton has been a teacher and teacher trainer in Sweden, Germany, China and at the Bell Language School in Saffron Walden, UK.
She has trained and presented materials to teachers in Sweden, Poland, Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as many visiting teachers to the UK. She is currently a freelance trainer and presenter as well as a writer and editor of a range of other Cambridge ESOL English Language examinations, including the Teaching Knowledge Test.
Lynne Rushton works for both Cambridge ESOL and Cambridge University Press and will focus today on tips and activities which will help your students to understand what is required of them and provide practice towards their goals in a stimulating and rewarding way.