Lida R. Baker

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Lida has been a teacher, author, and editor in the field of English as a Second Language for over 30 years. She taught for 25 years in the intensive English program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. Her first book, Interactions 2: A Listening/Speaking Skills Text was published in 1985 and is now in its 6th edition.

Since 1985 she has written many more student books, teacher’s guides, and online practice exercises. Ms. Baker is a member of the TESOL International Association and was recently chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Her many interests (besides ESL) include choral singing, swimming, folk dancing, reading, and gardening.