Hello, I am Vanessa Clark. After a degree in modern languages and my postgraduate studies in education in the UK, I ran away to Munich 'for one year' and stayed for eight years as an English teacher and later as a Director of Studies. My classroom experience with adult learners in Germany and my teacher training role there is what I've found most useful in writing Refresh Now, Network Now and English Compass, as good coursebooks must be designed with both learners and teachers in mind. I now teach EFL back home in the UK and keep my connection with Germany through my work for Ernst Klett Sprachen.
Hello. I am Lynda Hübner - but don't be taken in by the umlaut - I married it! I am English, though I've lived in Munich for ? goodness me! - nearly forty years! And I have spent a lot of that time teaching English and writing EFL books for the Network Now and Refresh Now series. As a result, I have very little spare time - but I have managed to have a couple of kids and a couple of cats.
Hello - I'm Gaynor Ramsey. I grew up and studied in England, just outside London, and then moved to Switzerland in 1972 (for a year!) and have been living in Zurich ever since. I've been a teacher, teacher trainer and writer of teaching materials, for publishers in England, Germany and Switzerland, for well over 30 years and still love the challenge of "making it work" - for learners and for teachers. A major project was the English Network series that I worked on as an author for many years.