Our authors are all highly trained professionals in the teaching and training field and have years of experience in classrooms across the world. This experience feeds into their writing ensuring that their materials are based directly on the reality of the language classroom. See below to find out more about them all, both inside and outside the classroom!

Lucy E. M. Norris

I started my teaching career in summer schools for European teenagers in the UK, before training as an English and drama teacher. I worked with both primary and secondary school learners in London and Bristol before my love of languages led me to live and work overseas in 1987. I enjoyed teaching young learners, teenagers and adults in Turkey, Italy and Indonesia before moving into pilot training, ELT management, professional development and teacher training for Cambridge in Australia and Spain.

My first book (Relay 4, Nelson) was published in 1990, a short course for teenagers, and I have enjoyed writing and developing a range of published materials for both younger learners and adults since then. I am currently based in the UK and completing a Masters in Media Assisted Learning at Brighton University, as well as working with EU primary and secondary teachers on Comenius professional development courses.

My professional interests are Mobile Learning, learner-centred approaches, 21st century education skills and the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning processes.



Robin Newton

Robin is a teacher and materials-writer based in Barcelona. He began teaching in the UK twenty years ago and worked as a primary school teacher in London for several years before moving to Spain. He currently teaches at the British Council in Barcelona and specialises in teaching children between the ages of 5 and 12. He is particularly interested in using stories, group work and projects in the language classroom.

Robin is co-author of the Richmond courses Star Players, Lighthouse and Beep. He has also written activity books for secondary school students and readers for the primary age group.

I live in North London with my husband and two teenage sons.


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