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Paul Grainger

Paul Grainger has spent almost 20 years in Asia working as an instructor, trainer, and consultant. For the past 8 years, he has been working as ELT/School Product Manager for National Geographic Learning, a role which allows him to share ideas with teachers on how to best make use of National Geographic's world class photography and fascinating, rich content for the purpose of bringing the classroom to the world through the teaching of English. When studying for his advanced teaching certificate (DELTA) in 2000, he was the only teacher worldwide to be awarded a distinction for the practical exam. He is also an experienced IELTS examiner and teacher, and has previously written an intensive IELTS course. He is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and travels extensively throughout Asia working with schools and instructors to advise on curriculum needs and implement language learning programmes. His areas of interest include learner motivation, extensive reading and communicative learning.