Obituary: L. G. Alexander ; Dream Author of English as a Foreign Language Textbooks
Rix, Tim, The Independent (London, England)
L. G. ALEXANDER was a towering figure in the field of teaching English as a foreign language, or English Language Teaching (ELT) as it is known especially by publishers. And it was with a single publisher, the distinguished house of Longman (founded in 1724) that Louis Alexander's illustrious ELT career was entwined. It was a remarkable example of an author-publisher partnership resulting, over 35 years, in an extraordinary output of teaching and learning materials of exceptional quality.
It was a relationship based on respect and affection because Alexander was a publisher's dream author; every individual textbook, set of coursebooks or other teaching materials were …
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Publication information: Article title: Obituary: L. G. Alexander ; Dream Author of English as a Foreign Language Textbooks. Contributors: Rix, Tim - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 11, 2002. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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