Biopic: Tim Bowen has taught English and trained teachers in more than 20 countries, including Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and Poland. He graduated in Slavonic languages at the University of Leeds, did a postgraduate Certificate in Education (TESL) at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and has an MPhil in the field of TEFL from the University of Southampton. He is co-author of, Inside Teaching (Macmillan), and of the student portfolios for the Straightforward series (Macmillan) and author of teachers' editions for the Attitude, Expressions, Open Mind, Master Mind, Pulse and New Inspiration series (Macmillan). Tim also has publications with other ELT publishers. He has been a regular contributor to the Macmillan Onestopenglish site since its inception in 2001. His interests include contrastive linguistics, etymology and pronunciation. He is currently a free-lance teacher trainer, author and translator.