Mark got his first teaching job in 1984, working at a large boys secondary school in El Obeid, Sudan. This experience made it very clear to him that there's a lot more to teaching English than just being able to speak the language! He returned to Britain and did a very inspiring teacher training course at Pilgrims, Canterbury. He then went on to teach in Turkey, and then Brazil, and then Spain, with a further teacher training course at International House, London, and finally a masters course in Teaching English with Aston University. His book writing career began during his time in Brazil, with the publication of Pronunciation Games. He followed up with another photocopiable resource book Singing Grammar. After that, he started writing course books and other study materials, including English Pronunciation in Use, Pen Pictures and the four-level adult course English Result. These last two titles were written in collaboration with Annie McDonald. His most recent books are Authentic Listening Resource Pack (again with Annie) and PronPack 1-4.