Lesley Painter-Farrell (DELTA, CELTA Cambridge University, M.Sc Aston University) worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Portugal, Poland, and many countries in Asia. She began teacher training when based in Poland for the Soros Foundation and Longman publications. She moved to New York to head a teacher training department and designed courses for teaching younger learners, teaching using new trends and language development courses for teachers who are not native speakers of English; she also ran CELTA courses. Her research focuses on reflective practice in teaching. Her own published materials for ELT include The Role Play Book, Homework, and Lessons Learned: First Steps Towards Reflective Teaching in ELT. She lives in New York.