Ken Wilson


Ken Wilson is a teacher trainer and an author of ELT materials. He has published with Oxford University Press, Richmond Santillana and Macmillan. His American English course book series Smart Choice (OUP) is now in its fourth edition. He has also written more than a hundred ELT radio and television programmes for the BBC, including fifty radio scripts for the Follow Me series, thirty Look Ahead TV scripts and a series of plays called Drama First. For many years, Ken was artistic director of the English Teaching Theatre, a company which toured the world performing stage-shows for learners of English. His book Drama and Improvisation (OUP) contains more than fifty classroom drama activities. Since lockdown, Ken has been training teachers online. Working with a Russian co-trainer, he has also been adapting his classroom drama ideas for use with online classes. He believes that language teachers, particularly native speakers, should also be language learners and is currently learning Russian. In 2017, Ken completed a Masters in Creative Writing and has recently finished his first novel.

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