Anne Margaret Smith studied Linguistics at York University and Educational Research at Lancaster University where her doctoral research investigated the education that English teachers typically receive, in relation to inclusive practice. Anne Margaret has been teaching English for 25 years, in the UK, Kenya, Germany and Sweden. For the last 15 years she has also been a dyslexia specialist tutor and assessor.
10 years ago she founded ELT well, with the goal of bringing together these two fields of education, and sharing best practice by offering training for English teachers and dyslexia professionals, as well as developing materials and resources, such as English Sounds Fun. She is also a Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Cumbria, where she runs the MA TESOL with dyslexia course (including the online module), and is a member of the dyslexia support team within the university.