08
AUG
2016

From principles to practice in EAP reading.

I had the chance to contribute to a recent issue of Modern English Teacher magazine on the subject of reading. Here’s what I said: What is the most important skill for your EAP students? For most, the ability to read well may be the most important second language academic...
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...
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...