Meet the authors
Dr Herbert Puchta is a full time writer of course books and other ELT materials and a professional teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at various international conferences and has given seminars in many countries in South America and Europe. Herbert is a master practitioner in neurolinguistic programming. For almost two decades, he has researched the practical application of cognitive psychology in EFL-teaching.
Herbert has co-authored numerous textbooks and resource books including Multiple Intelligences in EFL, Teaching Grammar Creatively, Imagine That!, (Cambridge-Helbling) Playway to English (Cambridge-Helbling), Join In/Join Us (Cambridge-ELI), MORE! (Cambridge-Helbling), new MORE! (Cambridge-Helbling), English in Mind (Cambridge) Mind your English (Cambridge) Into English (Cambridge) and Focus - Into English (Cambridge).
Jeff Stranks (BA, M.Phil. Linguistics) was Senior Tutor in ELT at Bell College Saffron Walden from 1981 to 1991, and then worked as an Academic Coordinator with Cultura Inglesa (Rio de Janeiro) between 1991 and 2001. He is an external assessor for the UCLES DELTA, and a moderator for the UCLES COTE scheme. He is currently freelance, producing materials and doing occasional teaching at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Publications: The New You & Me Grammar Practice (Langenscheidt-Longman, Germany, 2000), The New You & Me Grammar Practice 3 (Langenscheidt-Longman, Germany, 2001) - co-authored with Colin Paton, The New You & Me Grammar Practice 4 (Langenscheidt-Longman, Germany, 2001), Step Ahead, Books 1, 2 and 3 (ELI, Italy, 2003) - co-authored with Herbert Puchta, Richard Carter and Peter Lewis-Jones; English in Mind Italian edition, Mind your English, Into English and Focus - Into English co-authored with Herbert Puchta.
Peter Lewis-Jones is a freelance author who has been involved in EFL since 1993. After stints abroad teaching in Italy, Egypt, Indonesia and Brazil, he returned to the UK in 2006 to concentrate on writing. He now lives on the North Wales border where he spends his time meeting deadlines and looking after his three young boys.
He is co-author on a number of Cambridge EFL titles including English in Mind, MORE! and Super Minds.