Helen Dunford has an MA in Applied Linguistics, a PGCE in TESOL, and an RSA DTEFLA. She has over eighteen years of teaching experience, including five years in primary English at the Ecole Française de Londres and a bilingual junior school in Lyon, France. She has worked as a teacher of young learners at the British Council in Naples, and co-ordinated training courses for teachers in Argentina, Colombia, and Bulgaria.

Until 1997 she was Head of Studies of the Young Learners Department of the Bell Educational Trust in Saffron Walden. She is currently working as Academic Director of International House, Portland, Santa Monica and San Francisco.

She is co-author of Projects with Young Learners.