Mina Patel has been working in the field of English education for over 25 years as a teacher, trainer, materials writer, author, project manager and now consultant. Mina worked full-time for the British Council for nine years in Sri Lanka and Malaysia before leaving to set up her own training and consultancy company. Mina has an MA in Applied Linguistics A teacher and trainer at heart, Mina still keeps her hand in the classroom. She is a trainer trainer and trainer for Oxford University Press. Mina's interests lie in the humanistic elements of teaching and teacher development and increasingly, culture in the classroom.