Penny Ur

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Penny Ur (born 1944) is a professor at Oranim and Haifa University. She retired as head of the Masters of Education program at the Oranim Academic College of Education. Ur studied at several universities earning her Master of Arts at Oxford University, PGCE at Cambridge University, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Reading University. She moved from the United Kingdom to Israel in 1967. She taught in primary and secondary schools in Israel for more than 30 years. She is interested in language-teaching methodologies, how they change the ways teachers teach, and English as a lingua franca.[1] She writes for the Learning English section of the Guardian Weekly.[2]

Ur received the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her work as an English language teacher. [3]

Works[change | change source]

  • A Course in English Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press.
  • Discussions that Work. Cambridge University Press.
  • Five-Minute Activities. Cambridge University Press.
  • Grammar Practice Activities. Cambridge University Press.
  • Teaching Listening Comprehension. Cambridge University Press.
  • Vocabulary Activities. Cambridge University Press.

References[change | change source]

  1. "TESOL France Colloquium 2009". Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  2. "Penny Ur". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  3. "Penny Ur and Simon Greenall awarded OBE". Retrieved 2013-08-14.