About The Author

Edward Francis is a dynamic ESL Teaching Professional who is recognized as an innovator in the development of education materials and the creator of a stimulating learning environment. He balances 15 years of teaching experience in Canada and Asia with a proven record of achievement in Curriculum Development.

An innate curiosity about other countries is a key area of interest for Edward. In pursuit of cross-cultural experiences, he worked in Japan for a three-year period where he had his first ESL textbook published. He also traveled widely in Mexico, Thailand, Saipan, China, England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the United States.

Edward was a nationally ranked middle-distance runner and had the opportunity to compete against Carl Lewis at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway. Reading, traveling, snowboarding and mountain biking continue to be his enjoyable leisure time activities.

Edward is currently a senior ESL instructor at Kaplan International English and President of the Education and Training Employees Association Local-3.