Michael brings a considerable depth and breadth of knowledge and insight about test design and development, as well as materials for preparation, to LT123. After many years of teaching English language, linguistics and business communication skills, he now specialises in assessment, particularly in academic and business English. He has written and co-written a number of books, including Objective IELTS, Advanced Trainer and practice tests for BEC Vantage and Higher. Michael has qualifications in English language and linguistics, teaching English as a foreign language, and management. He acts as a guide or mentor to many writers and potential writers for LT123.