I find curriculum development and textbook writing an exciting way to connect with teachers and students. As a teacher I know the frustrations and challenges that teachers face on a day-to-day basis. Developing interesting, exciting and effective classes has become a great creative outlet, as well as a way to get first hand knowledge of what teachers and students respond to in a positive way. “Culture” is my attempt to give students that are preparing or the IELTS, and TOEFL a multifaceted view life abroad. Culture is a huge topic to try to cover from a ESL perspective, but I think I achieved balanced look at Western culture that students find refreshing. As with the “Pop! Culture” book “Culture” is intended to be a “living” textbook. Meaning that new lessons will be added on a regular basis to make sure that they are topical and reflect current trends in the ever-evolving sea of culture.