Meet the authors
Dr Andrew Littlejohn has taught English, trained teachers and run short courses in a number of countries including the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and the Middle East. He is three times a winner of English-Speaking Union Awards, presented at Buckingham Palace, for his writings in ELT methodology.
He has published in numerous journals and edited collections and is the author of many books published by Cambridge University Press, including Company to Company, Writing 1, Writing 2, Writing 3, and Writing 4. With Diana Hicks, he is co-author of Cambridge English for Schools, Cambridge English Worldwide, and Primary Colours. He is co-editor of Classroom Decision-Making (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and is or has been an editorial advisor to a number of journals, including Applied Linguistics. Dr Littlejohn currently teaches at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, but previously taught at the Institute of Education, London, and in the Dept of Linguistics at Lancaster University in the UK
Dr Diana Hicks has recently returned from Qatar where she was a consultant trainer for the Supreme Education Council, Doha, working with a team to prepare materials to prpeare 600 teachers to work in bilingual Independent Schools. She has also worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Bahrain.
She wears two hats – she is a textbook writer and a trainer/consultant. She has been writing textbooks for Cambridge University Press for more than 25 years and is particularly interested in materials and tasks for ELT which combine language learning and learning through language within a Bilingual/CLIL framework.
Diana has published (with Andrew Littlejohn) Cambridge English for Schools – a five level course for secondary learners, Cambridge English Worldwide – a six level course for secondary learners, and more recently (also with Andrew Littlejohn) Primary Colours, a six level course for young children. She is now working with Linguaphone to produce a three level pre-school English course called Pingu's English. All titles are used globally in both bilingual and monolingual schools.
She has been working as a Comenius trainer for the EU for fifteen years and has worked with teachers and students in more than 40 countries worldwide. She has given papers and run training days in over 25 countries. Diana has a doctorate from the University of Bristol in the Critical Discourse Analysis of the discourse of teachers' methodology.