The Authors

Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher educator and the lead author of Global. He was born in England, grew up in Canada, taught at a university in Mexico, lives in Spain and has trained teachers from around the world. He is also the creator of the popular blog Six Things (, a collection of lists about ELT.

Kate Pickering is the Director of the Adults’ department at International House Madrid. She is a teacher trainer and assessor on Cambridge CELTA and DELTA programmes. She continues to teach regularly and particularly enjoys working with low level students such as the Senior Beginners (age 55+) she taught while writing Global Beginner and Elementary.

Jackie McAvoy is a teacher, teacher-trainer and educational materials writer. She also produces podcasting material for learners and teachers of English: Jackie has worked in many different countries including Spain, Vietnam, Tunisia, Thailand and Jordan. She currently lives in Portugal. Her first published book was Essential Reading for Macmillan Education. She is the co-author of Global for the beginner’s level.

Rebecca Robb Benne is a freelance teacher and materials writer based in Denmark. She has taught English, French and German in the UK, Germany and Denmark. She has co-written several coursebooks for secondary and adult learners including Heroes (OUP), New Highlight (Cornelsen Verlag) and Move Advanced (Macmillan). Rebecca is co-author of Global Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate

Amanda Jeffries is a teacher, teacher educator and author specialising in teaching advanced learners. She has taught in Chile and in the UK, and is currently working with university students and teachers in Oxford. She has contributed to the Straightforward and New Inside Out series for Macmillan. She has also contributed writing, review and study skills sections to the Global series and is co-author of Global Advanced.

Robert Campbell is the editor and publisher of iT’s for Teachers magazine ( His recent work includes scripting and producing original video content for Global as well as creating worksheets for the BBC videos. He is one of the co-authors of the four-level secondary course English in Motion (2010, Richmond/Santillana) and has written readers for Scholastic and Helbling Languages. He has created web sites for ELT publishers and recorded the audio components for many courses. Apart from his work in ELT, Robert is also a singer-songwriter.

Frances Watkins is a freelance EFL materials writer and the author of the Global Reading e-lessons and the weekly tips. She’s been involved in other aspects of the Global series, in particular writing the teacher’s books. Frances is a very experienced teacher and teacher trainer and has worked in south-east Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She is now back in her home country, Britain, living about an hour west of London.

Julie Moore is a freelance EFL lexicographer, corpus researcher and writer. She’s worked on numerous learner’s dictionaries and researched and written a range of ELT materials including authoring two of the Common Mistakes series (CUP). She taught English in Greece and the Czech Republic and continues to teach EAP on summer courses at Bristol University. Julie wrote activities for the Global Pre-intermediate eWorkbook and tests for the Global Elementary Teacher’s Resource CD.

Jonathan Coxall is a teacher, teacher trainer and Mind Map trainer. He was born and grew up in Eastbourne but has spent his adult life in Italy. He moved to Turin in 1992 and fell in love with everything Italian (well almost everything). In 2003 he worked for Macmillan as Country Manager but more recently has been teacher training for them in Europe and the Middle East. When not working for Macmillan he runs a language school in Milan and maps course books to the CEF.