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Prof. Penny Ur​

Prof. Ur was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MATEFL). She emigrated to Israel in 1967. She has thirty years' experience as an English teacher in primary and secondary schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught courses at BA and MA level at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University, and has lectured extensively in language teachers’ conferences worldwide. She is interested in all aspects of language-teaching methodology, but in particular issues of vocabulary and grammar in language teaching, and language-learning activity design. She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series. Her books include Five minute activities (co-authored with Andrew Wright) (1992), Grammar practice activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary activities (2012), A course in English language teaching (2012), and Discussions and more (forthcoming) all published by Cambridge University Press.​