Last week, friends and colleagues came together at Languages International in Auckland to celebrate the publication of Teacher Training Essentials by Craig Thaine, our Director of Teacher Training. This collection of photocopiable activities for teacher training workshops is published by Cambridge University Press and will be an important and very popular addition to the staff libraries of language schools and departments throughout the world. The book reflects the wealth of expertise and experience that Craig has contributed to CELTA and DELTA courses at Languages International and ultimately in many other institutions. It was great to see so many good friends from the Auckland English language teaching industry here to pay tribute to Craig’s efforts, and we wish him lots of success with this latest publication, one of a number published by Languages International staff members.