Jeremy Harmer‏‎

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Jeremy HarmerJeremy P. H. Harmer was born in 1947. He is a popular ELT author, practitioner and trainer.

Harmer was educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA Hons in English and American Studies. He then pursued his MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. He completed his studies with a Teacher Training certification from International House.

Harmer has taught in Mexico and the UK, where he is currently an occasional lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. He has trained teachers and offered seminars all over the world. A writer of both course material and methodology, he is the author of methodology titles including How to Teach English‏‎The Practice of English Language Teaching and How To Teach Writing. He also writes Graded Readers‏‎.

He is married and has two daughters.

Useful Links

Official Blog – Harmer’s official ELT blog

Other Loves – Harmer’s work as a singer-songwriter

Twitter – Harmer on Twitter


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  1. Takeshi Osanai

    I preferred the 1983 edition of your book “The practice of English language teaching” to the fifth edition of the same title. Takeshi Osanai

    • Pete West

      Thanks for your note. Any particular reason why your prefer the 1983 edition?