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... One of his interests is using technology in education, and he is publishing his own lessons on, experimenting with various edtech tools.

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.

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:

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:

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.

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 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

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

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:

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, 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 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 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) and (2004) She is the author of an on line component at (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 where she writes about free apps for EFL students and the importance of tech literacy for teachers. 

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

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 and has an online article to her credit – She is passionate about incorporating ICT in language teaching/learning.

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 and