19
SEP
2015

New editions of Q: Skills for Success

I’m delighted to report that the second editions of both the Intro and Level 2 books of Q Skills for Success Reading/Writing are now in print. The second edition of the Special Edition of Reading/Writing 2 for Saudi Arabia is also now available. These new editions have a number...
13
FEB
2014

Helping reluctant students to write

Here are a few words of advice on helping students write essays. It’s part of a series from Oxford University Press in which students are invited to ask questions of the authors of Q: Skills for Success.  You can watch in in the YouTube version below, or go to the OUP ELT...
22
OCT
2013

Motivating students to speak English in class

The authors of OUP’s Q: Skills for Success series have been answering questions from teachers. I was given a question about how to encourage students to speak more English in class.  You can watch the video directly using the link below, or visit the Oxford University Press...
09
OCT
2013

Questions for Q: Skills for Success authors ?

Oxford University Press has started asking users of Q:Skills for success what they would like to know about the books and how to use them better.  Watch this video to get instructions on how to submit your questions.  
07
OCT
2013
Student reading

Three principles for teaching reading

In preparing our textbooks in the Q: Skills for Success series, my co-author Jenny Bixby and I have done a lot of research into effective methods of teaching reading. We’ve developed a few conference presentations on the subject. (You can download some slides here, or some...
09
SEP
2011

Q Reading and Writing Intro now available

I’m delighted to announce that my latest ESL textbook, coauthored with Jenny Bixby is now available. It is the introductory level of Q: Skills for Success, the Reading/Writing strand.  Like our other book in the Q series, this level has entertaining readings, solid...