Text by Diane Pinkley. The author is the former Director of the TC TESOL Certificate Program and full-time faculty member in the TESOL Program, and the Department of Arts and Humanities, at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York. A well-known teacher trainer, educational consultant, and author in ESL/EFL, she has trained teachers and presented papers at confer- ences around the world. In addition, she has made major contributions to several bestselling ESL and EFL textbook programs for both children and adults. Formerly the Director of the Institute of North American Studies in Badalona, Spain, and Curriculum Coordinator at the Michigan Language Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she has taught all levels of ESL/EFL from kindergarten through college, in addition to American culture, and American and British literature.
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