Claude Germain is Emeritus Professor at both the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the South China Normal University (SCNU), Guangzhou. He holds PhDs in Linguistics and Philosophy/Epistemology. Over the course of his 50 years of research in the area of second-language education, he has published more than 150 articles and more than a dozen works, including Le Point sur l’approche communicative [The State of the Communicative Approach] (2nd ed., 1993), Évolution de l’enseignement des langues: 5000 ans d’histoire [The Evolution of Language Teaching: 5000 years of history] (1993) and, with H. Séguin, Le Point sur la grammaire [The State of Grammar] (1998). He developed the Neurolinguistic Approach (NLA) together with Dr Joan Netten (Memorial University of Newfoundland), beginning in 1998. It has since been implemented in several countries, including Canada, Japan, China, and Iran, as well as being piloted in Europe, Mexico and South America.