My name’s John Hughes and I’m an ELT course book author and teacher trainer. With over 30 titles, my main course books are Life (National Geographic Learning) and Business Result (Oxford University Press). I’ve also written methodology titles including A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT (Pavilion). In 2015, I wrote the first ETpedia and since then have developed the resource series as the series editor. For detailed information on all my books titles, click here. Books I’ve worked on have twice been ELTon award finalists and in 2016 I received the David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP for the book ETpedia Business English. I regularly write for journals such as English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher, and I used to write a regular column for the Guardian Weekly’s ELT supplement.
As a teacher trainer, I’ve run courses leading to the Trinity Cert TESOL, the Diploma TESOL, and the LCCIEB First Certificate in Teaching Business English. I also run specialist courses and training (face-to-face and online) in many areas of ELT with a specialism in materials writing. I also believe that it’s crucial for any ELT trainer or writer to continue teaching whenever possible so I’m a volunteer teaching with an organisation in Oxford which provides free lessons for overseas workers.
This blog began life as a place for teacher training resources. Many of these resources eventually appeared in my book on teacher training. Nowadays, I update it with any topics related to my areas of interest, including the subjects of my conference talks and presentations. So if you have attended any of my sessions at conferences you’ll also find talk summaries and related information. I also guest blog at sites for National Geographic Learning, Oxford University Press and ETpedia.
Feel free to contact me with enquiries about availability for training or any other questions about my writing.