He has worked in English Language Teaching for over 25 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, publisher and coursebook author. His particular interests are motivating teenage learners, the role of technology in language teaching, and extensive reading. He is on the board of the Extensive Reading Foundation and the committee of the IATEFL Materials Writers Special Interest Group. He is also a judge for the English Speaking Union English Language Awards.
Founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com and a NILE associate trainer. He was the previous winner of the British Council ELTons award for technology and the Times Higher award for ‘Outstanding technological idea’. He was previously a teacher trainer at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster. He writes a column in the ET professional and is widely published. Russell is truly an international speaker, having worked in over 40 countries around the world.