Emma Marsden is professor of second language education in the Department of Education at the University of York. She began her career teaching French and Spanish and was head of Spanish in an 11-18 school in Derby. With her colleagues and students, Emma has published over 50 articles and book chapters on research into language learning and teaching. Many of these focus on the learning and teaching of grammar and work at the interface of research and classroom practice. She is director of OASIS, IRIS, in-coming Editor of Language Learning, and co-author of Second Language Learning Theories.