Alan Stanton has taught EFL, ESL, Business English, Literature, and IELTS courses, working in the Unite Kingdom, South America and Japan. He has had extensive experiences of developing examination materials and assessing students. He is involved in teacher training and is currently Director of a DELTA course. He has given several conference talk and radio interviews and written articles on his research interest, which is new vocabulary in colloquial English. He is the co-author of Longman Commercial Communication, Test Yourself for First Certificate, The Nelson Proficiency Course, Test Yourself for Proficiency, The Nelson First Certificate Course, Practice Tests for First Certificate, Fast Tract to CAE and CAE Practice Tests Plus.
Mary Stephens is a qualified teacher (PGCE), and holds the RSA Dip TEFL and an M.Ed. in English Language Teaching. She has a variety of teaching experience: she taught in Spain for two years, before taking up a post at Eurocentre Language School in Bournemouth, where she stayed for 28 years. Her most recent post was at a College of Further Education just outside London. Mary has written and co-written numerous ELT titles at all levels, from Beginners to Proficiency, including the highly successful PractiseWriting, and for Longman Exam Skills series: Proficiency Reading and Proficiency Writing. She has co-written two coursebooks for First Certificate: Fast Track to First Certificate, and Get on Track for First Certificate. Now a full time writer, Mary divides her time between Bournemouth and London.