Nigel Harwood is reader in applied linguistics at the University of Sheffield. He has edited two volumes focusing on English language teaching materials and textbooks, English Language Teaching Materials: Theory and Practice (CUP) and English Language Teaching Textbooks: Content, Consumption, Production (Palgrave Macmillan). He has published articles on EAP, ESP, and academic writing in various journals, including Journal of Second Language Writing, and Written Communication. His most recent book focuses on students' experiences of supervision: Experiencing Master's Supervision: Perspectives of International Students and Their Supervisors (Routledge). He is co-editor of the journal English for Specific Purposes (Elsevier).

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Otto Maderdonner has been Chair of the Department of Humanities at UAS Technikum Wien since 2006. For 38 years, he has been working in the field of didactics and methodology in three languages: English, French and Japanese. Starting in 1982, he developed a communicative curriculum for learners of Japanese, the first of its kind worldwide that included elements of Suggestopedia, Total Physical Response, and mnemonic techniques for learning the Japanese script. From 1993 to 2006, he was also lead author of Make Your Way in Business (obv, and obv-hpt), a six-volume series for intermediate to advanced learners at Austrian secondary vocational schools.


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Nigel Harwood

Otto Maderdonner