TeachingEnglish bloggers

Below is a profile of just some of the people who blog on the TeachingEnglish site. They have a range of experience of from teaching and teacher training to writing resource books, coursebooks, online course materials and more.

Alexei Kiselev has worked in ESL/EFL for more than 15 years, first as a university teacher, and then moving to Moscow to teach ESP to adults: business, finance, marketing etc. One of his interests is using technology in education, experimenting with various edtech tools.

Mrs. Asma Syeda has been in teaching field for about two decades. She did B.A, plus TESOL. She also holds Bachelor in Pharmacy. Her research-based education and work experience helped her to be an inspirational teacher. She has also worked as a curriculum developer and teacher trainer for the significance and implementation of Digital learning and Supportive learning environment. She is passionate about helping Academic/ General IELTS students struggling to achieve high.

Carol Norbury has worked in EFL for 20 years. She started her career in Japan teaching English conversation, TOIEC, TOEFL and young learners. More recently she helps international students whose goal is to study at a UK university, teaching on EAP and Pre-Sessional courses. She is CELTA & Trinity Dip TESOL qualified. https://mancenglishteacher.wordpress.com/blog/

Ceyda Basmacı has been in ELT for 15 years. She graduated from Linguistics. She had Teacher's Methodology Course in Southampton, UK. She's a teacher and a teacher trainer. She conducts speaking tests as a Cambridge Speaking Examiner. She is CELTA qualified, an MIE and doing MA in English Language and Teaching. She received Quality Awards via multinational projects. She's into Tech and PD.

Elizabeth Apicella is an ENL teacher in New York specializing in the primary grades. Elizabeth has been teaching for 15 years and finds her struggle to learn and practice Spanish essential in reaching diverse learners. She holds particular interest in Social Emotional Learning and the impact of Subtractive Bilingualism on families.

Elsa O'Brien is a Spain-based EFL teacher. Due to her background in marketing, she started off as a Business English teacher. It didn't take her long to realise her passion was teaching young learners in a communicative environment. She currently teaches at the British Council in Madrid and English for Social Sciences at University of Comillas. Elsa has participated in online blogs and magazines such as MancEnglish and the British Council's Voices.

Emmanuel Kontovas comes from Thessaloniki, Greece. He has graduated from the English Language & Literature Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2004 and has been teaching English since to a variety of age groups and needs. He has attended plenty of seminars and is a board member of the local teacher's association.

Fatima Taha is an Egyptian teacher who has been an ESL teacher since 2009.She is currently teaching at Al-Azhar University English Training Centre. She takes special interest in experimental practices and extensive reading in both ELT and fictional work. She believes in the power of reflection and technology as she reflects on her ELT. Experimental practices and latest ELT methodologies in her blog: http://fatimataha.blogspot.com.eg/?m=1

Frances Sokel has extensive experience in the field of English teaching in Israel, including teaching all age levels, and professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. Her main area of interest concerns effective language teaching practices. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Bath, England.

Geraldine McIlwaine has been teaching English since 2012. Before completing her CELTA, she obtained her Masters and PhD at the School of Modern Languages at the University of Sheffield. Geraldine currently works in Spain. Her reflections on various aspects of English Language teaching can be read on her blog: https://geraldineubeda.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Mosquera Gende is an Adjunct Professor at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR). She has a PhD in English Studies and has been teaching at University for more than twenty years. Ingrid collaborates in several Spanish educational blogs, such as Tiching, UNIR Revista or Vicens Vives. Her research interests include Digital Tools for Education (YouTube Channel), U-learning, Teaching Methodology and Didactics. https://twitter.com/imgende

JVL Narasimha Rao is an English teacher, trainer, and state resource person for SCERT and APOSS-AP. He is a national level English Text book writer for ICSC syllabus and blogs at https://narasimharaojvl.wordpress.com/ and blogs on TeachingEnglish. He teaches at ZPP High School, Gadilanka, East Godavari AP. He became the first Indian to be honoured by the British council for writing more blogs on the online journal Teaching English and his name entered in Andhra and Bharat Book of records.

Loli Iglesias comes from the Basque Country and has been teaching English at Secondary level for 17 years. She is currently working as a teacher trainer for the Department of Education of the Basque Government. She develops seminars on Professional Development and CLIL. Her main interests are CLIL and ESL methodology. She blogs at clilingetxo.blogspot.com.

Madhu Tiwari has been in ELT for almost 15 years. She has been a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner and has worked with teacher educators in the UK and Australia. She is DELTA qualified and has MA in English literature. She is interested in teacher support programs and Action research.

Dr. Mangay Meharajan owns an English Educational Academy at Chennai, India. English for occupational purposes EOP and English for specific purposes are trained here. Her research founding in English Language teaching E-syllabus For Spoken English Promoters was nominated by the British Council and Cambridge English language assessment at ELTONS 2013.

Mark Trevarton has taught English in Italy, France, Spain, the UK and Thailand. He currently works in Bangkok, with one foot in teaching and one foot in academic management. He has recently started blogging at https://tesoltoolbox.com.

Maroussa Pavli (BA, MA, Fellowship of Higher Education Academy) has been teaching EAP in Higher Education for 26 years. She has also co-cordinated university presessional courses (Business & Management/ Law) and has provided Business English consultancy services. She has worked on materials development projects and published articles on teaching adults and EAP. She was a board member of the local teacher's association and coordinated its Teaching Adults SIG.

Mihaela Mordus has been an English and Spanish teacher since 2013. Celta graduate with MA in English and Spanish, she currently works and lives in Madrid and has recently started blogging at: https://alittlebitofelt.wordpress.com/

Natalia Moiseeva works with Gen-Z kids on daily basis. Mother of two. Graduated from Moscow State University. Currently lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.

Neil Millington is an English teacher in Japan, and he currently teaches at a University. He is also the founder of http://dreamreader.net, a free online reading resource for teachers and learners. In addition, he is a Ph.D. candidate studying language learning motivation.

Nina Koptyug has a BA and Ph.D. in English Language & Literature. She is now retired and currently working as a freelance teacher trainer, author and consultant. She publishes lesson plans at English-to-go.com and has published several national Russian publications, methodological articles and translations as well as several blog posts for TeachingEnglish.

Nurjahan Naik is an English teacher from India with 9 years experience. She has worked as a lecturer, secondary school teacher and as a teacher trainer. She blogs at www.naiknurjahan.wordpress.com. She is interested in classroom research and using various social medias for continuing professional development.

Patricia Mabel Ielmini - Teacher of English (1988). International Certificate in Teaching English, St. Giles College, London (2008). Specialization in Education and IT (2016). She has published two on line articles; (2002) https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/listen-your-word and (2004) https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/storytelling-young-learner-classes. She is the author of an on line component at http://misspat-englishplus.com/main/ (2010). She has presented aspects of this virtual component at different conferences and FAAPI Congress, Argentina. She is very interested in the use of technology in blended-learning contexts.

Raquel Gonzaga is a tech-savvy educator who is passionate about motivating students to go beyond their limits and trust their learning potential. She is an English teacher at Cultura Inglesa São Paulo- Brazil and also works as a columnist at www.informedteachers.blogspot.com.br where she writes about free apps for EFL students and the importance of tech literacy for teachers. 

Richard Cooper started his journey to English teaching in 2002 with a year's study of storytelling, poetry, and speech formation. With long experience of teaching English in Switzerland, in 2018 Richard set up 'rjcfraser' for English Coaching: bringing together coaching psychology, business and storytelling.

Rossana Quiroz is currently teaching kindergarten at Fleming College in Trujillo, Peru. She is passionate about providing opportunities for children to develop their innate curiosity and enjoy learning. She previously taught English as Second Language in language centers and charter schools in the USA. She holds a TESOL certificate and a MA in Linguistics. She believes teachers should be lifelong learners, too, to show their students the way to make their goals come true.

Sajit M Mathews is an Indian teacher-researcher of English language. He has taught English language courses at university level before taking up full time research in English Language Testing. His current project is to find an optimum balance of various influencing variables in task-based oral language assessment. He shares his insights on www.theeltblog.blogspot.com.

S.Akilandeswari has been a teacher of English in India for senior Secondary classes for the past two-and-a-half decades. A post graduate in English and Education, she is a master Trainer. She blogs at www.akilasrinivasan.blogspot.com and has an online article to her credit – https://thewarwickeltezine.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/786/. She is passionate about incorporating ICT in language teaching/learning.

Sondos Awadallah is a veteran English teacher with 15 years of experience in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. She has taught a variety of grade levels, ranging from primary to high school. Having BA in English Language and Literature, she has the pedagogical savvy to maneuver students into learning English through enhancing their literacy and critical thinking. Sondos has interest in gamification, the 21st century skills, and providing coaching for educators.

Sulaiman Jenkins earned his MA in TESOL from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. He has been in the field of ELT, most notably in Saudi Arabia, for more than 14 years. He has also contributed to academia by way of publishing numerous articles in top peer reviewed journals. He is currently working at an engineering university in Saudi Arabia and is also a Senior Research and Activism Contributor for Turnkey Educational Group's Research and Activism blog.

Theodora Papapanagiotou teaches EFL and DaF in Greece since 1992. She has worked with various levels and ages. She is a freelance teacher, translator and a content developer. She has taken part in conventions, and webinars about teaching, mindfulness and fitness. Her blog is https://theodorapap.blogspot.com and https://itdi.pro/blog/author/theodora/

Yesim Kilic has a BA and MA in English Language Teaching and she is currently taking DELTA, Module One. She has been teaching English for over 10 years and has recently started blogging at https://englishmessagesinabottle.wordpress.com/.

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