Steve Lever holds a BA (Hons) from Leeds University. After working as a teacher of English as a foreign language for eleven years, he moved into ELT consultancy for Express Publishing in 2001. In this capacity, he has travelled around the world delivering workshops and seminars. He has been a plenary speaker at many international conferences and has been pleased to be involved in joint projects with the British Council and ministries of education in various countries, as well as writing articles for various ELT journals. He has a strong amateur interest in teaching through drama and the use of NLP and critical thinking in the language classroom. He also works as a freelance translator, proof reader, and item writer.