Jieun Kiaer (Author)
Dr Jieun Kiaer is a Lecturer in Korean Language and Linguistics at Oxford University. She has published several books and papers on Korean language and poetry, as well as in language acquisition. She is the recipient of British Academy and Korean Foundation research grants.
Derek Driggs (Author)
Derek Driggs is a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford; he has an MSt in Korean Studies, and has lived and worked in South Korea for several years. He is an experienced teacher of Korean as a foreign language.
Michel Thomas (Author)
Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in labour camps. At the end of the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. Languages, being his strength and passion became the focus of the next 50 years of his life that he spent developing a method that he hoped would change the way we teach and learn - so that everyone could succeed. He developed this method 'that works with the brain'. After creating several courses of his own, he passed on his method so that other teachers might use it too.