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Three Question Interview – Bill Bowler

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We have asked top ELT authors the following 3 questions:

  1. What’s your favourite ELT book?
  2. What or who has had the biggest impact on ELT in the last 25 years?
  3. What do you wish you’d known when you started out in ELT?

Here, Bill Bowler answers these questions in a short interview:


Bill is co-author of the bestselling primary Happy Series (OUP) American and British English versions. He is co-series editor of the secondary-targeted Dominoes Graded Readers (OUP) and co-author of the Headway Pronunciation Course (OUP) for adults. He authored the Oxford Bookworms playscript reader ‘The Butler Did It’ (OUP), and has won two ESU awards to date for his ELT writing. Bill has contributed articles to English Teaching Professional and the Oxford Teachers’ Club webpage.

Your Thoughts

What do you think of Bill’s answers? Has the use of creative writing been a success story for you? Has any other series come close to the radical formula introduced by Headway? Have you ever published or failed to publish any ELT materials? Why not share your thoughts here.

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