Martyn Hobbs


Martyn Hobbs is a writer of ELT course books, co-writing with his wife Julia Starr Keddle. He also writes readers and develops videos. He has been involved in ELT for around 30 years teaching in Italy and the UK in a variety of contexts, from young learner to adult. He lived and taught in Italy for 10 years, both for the University of Florence and private language schools. He also regularly taught international classes in the UK. He worked as a commissioning script editor in ELT publishing before starting his ELT writing career 10 years ago.

Martyn has also written the scripts for many ELT videos, for his own and other courses. He has a particular interest in stories in all their forms – from short stories and novels to scripts for the theatre and cinema, and has written a series of readers for Helbling Languages. He is also a prize-winning playwright and film screenplay writer.