Judy Garton-Sprenger

Judy Garton-Sprenger has a wide range of experience in English Language Teaching through working as a teacher/teacher trainer, as a writer and as an actor. With a degree in European Studies and a diploma in TEFLA, she joined International House in London, where teaching led to teacher training and to her first ELT writing project. She was also invited to join the English Teaching Theatre, with whom she toured Europe, Latin America, Japan, the Middle East and West Africa over a period of 14 years.


During that time she became freelance, and has since then been a full-time teacher trainer and writer. She has spoken at conferences and led seminars for teachers in Latin America, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, including work for the British Council, the Soros Foundation and universities throughout Britain. Meanwhile she has written numerous coursebooks for adult, secondary and primary students. She has also been a Cambridge ESOL examiner, item-writer and syllabus consultant, and written radio scripts for BBC English.


Tell us about one favorite speacial feature of Inspired, and how it was developed.

The new Language Links sections raise awareness of language use, and are a response to teachers’ requests for a focus on how languages work.

What makes Inspired different from American Inspiration?

Inspired has a more task-based approach, with new and updated cross-curricular and cultural content, and a greater focus on vocabulary building and learner independence. And, of course, it has a fresh design!