Martin Hewings is a senior lecturer in the English for International Students Unit at the University of Birmingham. He mainly teaches English for Academic Purposes, and has also taught courses on ESP, Pronunciation and Discourse Intonation in the various MA programmes run in the Department of English. His particular research interests are academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, and the role of intonation in communication, which was the subject of his PhD. He has taught English for over 25 years in many counties, including Sweden, Italy, Malaysia and Australia. He is the author of Pronunciation Tasks, Pronunciation Plus (with Sharon Goldstein), and Advanced Grammar in Use, all published by Cambridge University Press. He is currently co-editor of the journal English for Specific Purposes.