About the Author
The author of several books and numerous articles about second language teaching, Mary Ashworth
spent more than 20 years training teachers of English as a second language in the language education department of the University of British Columbia. Professor emerita since her retirement and a fellow of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Mary was granted an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of British Columbia, as well as honorary degrees from other universities.
H. Patricia Wakefield's distinguished career in second language education includes many firsts: the first English as a second language consultant hired by the Vancouver School Board, the first University of British Columbia student to earn a Master's degree in ESL, the first president of the Association of British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language. Pat was also chair of the ESL Department at Vancouver Community College, and assistant to the director of the Child Study Centre at the University of British Columbia.