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Luiz Otávio Barros


Hi, I’m Luiz. I am based in São Paulo, Brazil, and I’ve been working in English Language Teaching since 1990. In my career, I’ve had the opportunity to wear many different hats: teacher, teacher educator, school manager, MA student (at Lancaster University), course designer, project manager, COTE/DOTE/CELTA/DELTA tutor, and more recently, coursebook writer - which, in hindsight, is probably what I’d always wanted to do. I’m one of the authors of English ID, iDentities and series editor of Access - all published by Richmond.

My favorite thing about Personal Best is…

The fact that all the skills and micro-skills are systematically taught and practised, from A1. Not many recently-published coursebooks can claim to take skills development so seriously.


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    (series editor,
    Richmond Brazil)
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