Donna M. Brinton is an international TESOL educator. Previously, she was employed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern California and as a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the co-author/co-editor of numerous professional texts, including Content-Based Second Language Instruction, The Content-Based Classroom, Content-Based Instruction: What Every ESL Teacher Should Know, New Ways in Content-Based Instruction, New Ways in ESP, Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging, Teaching Pronunciation, The Linguistic Structure of Modern English, and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Her first English Language Specialist assignment was in Thailand in 1991. She has served as a Specialist in 40 countries over the course of her career and is indebted to the program for having had a profound influence on her career.