Barry Tomalin is a writer, trainer, and broadcaster on educational matters, specializing in the use of educational technology, including video. He trained at International House in the UK, and has been a teacher trainer in Algeria, West Africa, and Paris. Since 1977 he has worked at BBC English in the BBC World Service and has lectured all over the world, training teachers in language methodology, especially in the use of video.

His interest in the teaching of cultural awareness arises from his research into video and from working with different national groups in Europe, Latin America, the United States, and the Far East.

He is co-author of Film and Cultural Awareness, both published by Oxford University Press.