About the authors
Author Herbert Puchta
Herbert Puchta

Professor Herbert Puchta has a Ph.D. in ELT Pedagogy from the University of Graz, Austria. He has co-authored many course books for the teaching of English as a foreign language (including English in Mind and MORE!) as well as articles and resource books. For more than two decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to English Language Teaching. Herbert was a primary and secondary school teacher for many years before becoming a teacher trainer and then a university professor. Bilingual in English and German, he has undergone the complete process of learning languages as a student and imparting them as a teacher.

Author Jeff Stranks
Jeff Stranks

Jeff Stranks (BA, MPhil Linguistics) was Senior Tutor in ELT at Bell College, Saffron Walden, UK from 1981 to 1991, and then worked as an Academic Coordinator with Cultura Inglesa (Rio de Janeiro) between 1991 and 2001. He is currently freelance, writing materials and teaching at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Jeff’s other publications include The New You & Me Grammar Practice series (Langenscheidt-Longman) and Step Ahead 1, 2 and 3 (ELI) with Herbert Puchta, Richard Carter and Peter Lewis-Jones.

Author Sue Parminter
Sue Parminter

Sue Parminter is an experienced ELT teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer who has taught and trained in various countries, but she now spends most of her time in either Spain or Switzerland. Spain, because it's where she's lived and worked for nearly twenty years. Switzerland, because she's been working intensively on the adaptation of MORE! and English in Mind for primary and secondary schools in the Suisse Romande as well as training teachers. Her particular area of interest has always been in teaching pre-teen and lower teenage students and helping them to bridge the gap from being children to becoming adolescents.