by Penny Ur
(Oranim and Haifa University, Israel)
was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MATEFL).
emigrated to Israel in 1967, where she
still lives today.
is married with four children and five grandchildren.
has thirty years' experience as an English teacher in primary and secondary schools in Israel.
She has recently retired from the headship of the M.Ed program in foreign-language teaching at Oranim Academic College of Education, but continues to teach M.A. courses at Oranim and Haifa University.
is interested in all aspects of language-teaching methodology, but in particular issues of fluency and accuracy in language teaching, language-learning activity design and the implications for teachers of the development of English as a lingua franca.
has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks
for Language Teachers series.