David A Hill trained and worked as a primary school teacher in the UK before moving into ELT; he has an M.Phil in Applied Linguistics from Exeter University. David has taught EFL full time in Italy and Serbia, and worked for the British Council for 18 years, 12 of which as the Council's state sector teacher trainer for Northern Italy. Since 1998 he has worked out of Budapest as a freelance consultant, travelling annually to around 10 different countries for work with students, teachers, teachers' associations, ministries and the British Council. He has worked for IATEFL since 1988, holding various posts in the Association, and is currently the Coordinator of the Literature, Media and Cultural Studies SIG. His main interests within ELT are the teaching of young learners and teenagers, materials development, literature in language teaching and teacher training. David spends half of his year writing educational materials.
Outside the ELT world David is a published poet and translator of poetry and a naturalist who has written many articles for professional journals on ornithology and botany. He plays guitar, piano, harmonica and sings in a gigging blues band, and is also a performer of traditional English folk song. He is an expert on Art Nouveau architecture and design, and is especially fond of William Morris.
Cambridge University Press publications A Matter of Chance (Cambridge English Readers) How I Met Myself (Cambridge English Readers)
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities.