Barbara Klebanow received her formal teacher training at Brooklyn College, graduating in 1954. She taught ESL at the Great Neck NY Adult Education Center for nearly 30 years from 1952 until her retirement in 1982. Her co-author, Dr. Sara Fischer, has a PhD in Education and bilingualism, and a MA in Reading She has been teaching Graduate Education courses for the TESOL program at Touro College. That position provided her a great deal of experience on materials and practices that work best for ESL students. Additionally she has worked for many years in the publishing industry writing materials for bilingual and ESL classes which included original texts and practice exercises as well as teacher’s manuals.