Member since 2006

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Teaching for years

Started teaching in 1988


Based in United Kingdom

About me

Joint account of Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti, authors of the best-selling 'The Language Teacher Toolkit' (available on Amazon) and experienced materials writers and classroom practitioners.

Gianfranco and Steve are currently in the process of co-authoring a translation practice booklet designed for the new A Level specification which is going to be published through this account.

Some Bio data:

Steve runs and writes the blog The Language Teacher Toolkit. He was Head of MFL at RIpon Grammar School for over 30 years and is now retired. He is also a consultant for the AQA examination board. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics.

Gianfranco runs (interactive language learning website) and authors the blog 'The Language Gym'. He was awarded the TES best resources contributor award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the same award in 2014 and 2016. Gianfranco holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MA in TEFL.

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