Mark Ormerod is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT materials writer from the UK. He has lived and taught abroad for more than 20 years, mostly in France, Spain and Portugal. His speciality is using drama and mini-dialogues in class with primary school children, as a springboard for developing their confidence and language skills. Mark was Head of Macmillan's Teacher Training Services from 2001 to 2005. He now combines writing and speaking engagements with his work as a teacher.