Dr. Valéria França has worked in the field of ELT for over twenty-five years and is a teacher and teacher trainer at Cultura Inglesa S.A., Brazil. Her PhD was in applied linguistics and sociocultural theory. This eventually led her back to the world of visual arts, focusing on drawing, painting, installation art and, more recently, transmedia storytelling as a means of mediating learning processes, especially language learning processes. She has carried out a number of projects with learners. She also encourages professional teacher development using the visual arts as a means to foster greater empathy, critical thinking, autonomy and collaboration in the learning/teaching process. She blogs at: https://valeriabfranca.com/
Vicki Hollett has written many popular Business English course books for Oxford University Press and Pearson, app content and training videos. She grew up and spent much of my working life in the UK. She has also lived and worked in Japan and Algeria, and has delivered workshops for teachers and trainers in many countries in Europe, the Middle and Far East and South America. For a dozen or so years she has been living in Philadelphia, USA where she continues to write courses, training materials and increasingly these days, she produces videos for her award-winning website Simple English Videos.