Angela Blackwell has been teaching English as a Second Language for more than thirty years. She has taught in Ireland, the UK, France and Spain as well as in the United States. She holds a B.A. in English and French from University College Dublin, Ireland, a Diploma in TEFLA from International House London and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is also an experienced teacher trainer and has worked on numerous pre- and in-service training programs both in the United States and overseas. She has collaborated on several textbooks for ESL/EFL, including True Colors (Pearson), and English Knowhow and Open Forum(Oxford University Press).