has been delivering teacher training courses for the British Council in China at least once a year since 2002. These have mainly focussed on secondary school teacher development, though recently, James has been delivering EMI courses as well. From 1997 to 2016, he was a lecturer at Masaryk University, most recently the head of teacher training in the English department of the Faculty of Arts. He specialised in Language Acquisition, Linguistics for Language Teachers, a range of practical methodology courses and the design of courses and resources. In the last 12 months, he has dedicated himself to the preparation of resources for teacher trainers, teachers, language students and English for academic purposes. These are gradually being published under his own imprint, Versatile.pub.