John Hughes

is an award-winning ELT author. With over 30 titles, his main course series include 'Life' (National Geographic Learning) and 'Business Result' (Oxford University Press). He has also written methodology books and is the series editor of the 'ETpedia' resource series ( Like most teachers, John wrote his first materials when he started teaching English in Poland 25 years ago. Later, as head of company courses in Florence, Italy he designed and produced specialist ESP materials for clients. Nowadays, as well as writing, he offers training and consultancy in materials writing. This year, he co-wrote 'ETpedia Materials Writing' with Lindsay Clandfield - a book containing 500 ideas for teachers to create their own English Language materials. His blog is