Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill

I am series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an advisor in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary.

I have been teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999. Now I am an ELT consultant and trainer which means I do a variety of things like running training courses in different countries, writing articles, working with the MBT Series for Macmillan, and speaking at conferences.

I also spend an increasing amount of time helping ELT organisations to develop and function well. A few years ago I did a Masters in Responsible (ie ethical) Business Practice which I found really exciting, and out of that I developed a great interest in using Action Inquiry in professional learning.

I am a past president of IATEFL, and started the first IATEFL interest group which was in Teacher Development. My current interests include not only pronunciation teaching, but applications of complexity theory and holistic thinking to learning and to the way we teach and work. I am also interested in the role of improvisation in teaching, and organic gardening!

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