Wendy Arnold has over 25 years' experience in English language teaching as a teacher, teacher/trainer training and materials writer. She has taught English to students from grade 1 (6 years old) to grade 6 (12 years old) and adults (18 years +). Wendy's specialisation has been primary language teaching together with teacher and trainer education courses. Her special interest has been early literacy teaching and training using an extensive reading scheme. Wendy has worked as an educational consultant in many different countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Wendy has published extensively in the field of teaching English to young learners, including course books, supplementary materials and teacher training programmes. Wendy has been discussion moderator, events co-ordinator and joint co-ordinator of the YLT Sig (young learner and teenagers' special interest group) of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).