Jen MacArthur is the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) based at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia and covering the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Jen previously served as the RELO in Islamabad and Mexico City. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Jen taught English as a Second Language and Social Studies in the United States at the primary and secondary levels; pre-service and in-service foreign language teacher education courses at the University of Bucharest, Romania and through the Romanian Ministry of Education; English for Specific Purposes and Communication courses at the University of Vaasa, Finland; and served as the Language Program Coordinator for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (Maine). She has also taught evening adult education ESL/EFL courses and has facilitated numerous pre-service and in-service teacher education workshops on five continents. Jen studied European History and German at Bates College in Maine, and holds an M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and an M.Sc. in Public Policy and Planning in Developing Countries. Jen tries to keep up her foreign language skills in German, Swedish, and Spanish. Born in Scotland, Jen calls Maine home.
Vaughan Jones has been involved in English language teaching, training and materials writing for over 30 years. He has lived and worked in France, Japan and Spain and given workshops to teachers all over the world. He is co-author, with Sue Kay, of various course books including the Inside Out series for Macmillan and Focus, published by Pearson.
He lives near Oxford where he divides his time between materials development, teaching and a hectic family life.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Zuzana Tomaš is an Associate Professor of ESL/TESOL at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in TESOL and ESL. She has co-authored three books (Teaching Writing, Fostering International Student Success, and Teaching Effective Source Use: Classroom Approaches that Work) and multiple book chapters and articles in the areas of English language pedagogy and teacher preparation. Dr. Tomaš has presented her work at numerous international conferences and conducted teacher professional development in the US, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, China, and Syria. She is an avid advocate for international and immigrant students in her community in Southeast Michigan.