Linda (Lyn) Steyne is a South African born, American passport holder who’s lived in Bratislava, Slovakia, longer than anywhere else. She’s been an English language teacher for going on 30 years, teaching students aged nine and up in public primary and secondary schools, as well as at university. She’s served as deputy head of a secondary school, bilingual programme coordinator, and teacher trainer/mentor of incoming English teachers. Lyn has taught academic writing, research skills, and English at both the university and secondary school level, as well as short courses for Slovak journalists. She’s the current (and founding) chair of the Slovak Chamber of English Language Teachers (SCELT).