Philip Prowse began his professional life with the British Council, for whom he taught and trained teachers in Egypt, Portugal, Greece and Poland. Returning to the UK he became the principal of a large residential language school where he was responsible for a wide range of teacher training courses, as well as language courses for teenagers and adults. He has been writing throughout his career, and has been a full-time writer and trainer for the last fifteen years.
Something he has always greatly enjoyed has been the opportunity to spend time in classrooms in different parts of the world, and it is from teachers and students that the inspiration to write comes. He has been a regular speaker at conferences and has run teacher-training courses in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
Philip's publications include a number of Macmillan Readers, three integrated skills series (as series editor), including primary and secondary (Shine and Inspiration with Judy Garton-Sprenger) and adult coursebooks, and articles in professional journals. He is Reviews Editor of English Language Teaching Journal.