Dr Moray Watson is Senior Lecturer and Head of Gaelic at the University of Aberdeen. He has been a university teacher for almost twenty years, at the Northern College, Aberdeen, the National University of Ireland, Galway, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and the University of Aberdeen. His publications include An Introduction to Gaelic Fiction (2011) and The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language (2010). His most recent book is a translation to Gaelic of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which will be published in 2012. He is currently translating The Hobbit to Gaelic. Progressive Gaelic 1 is the first volume in a planned series of at least five textbooks that will guide beginners towards total fluency in Gaelic.