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.

Anastasya Vaitsiakhovich is a Minsk State Linguistic University graduate. She is a teacher of both English and German, as well as a teacher of the Belarusian language and literature, holding a diploma with honours. Anastasya works as a University instructor,a tutor and a teacher at Streamline language school.She is the author of a number of scientific articles on English stylistic in fiction and co-author of the manual for University students. Anastasya is also CELTA pass B holder.

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 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. She has a website

Corinna Keefe grew up travelling around the world, which gave her a love of languages and diversity. She studied at the University of Cambridge before taking her TEFL qualification. She has taught English in Austria, Russia and now Spain, where she lives.

Darío Luis Banegas is a teacher, teacher educator, and curriculum developer with the Ministry of Educacion of Chubut, Argentina. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick where he is still connected as an associate fellow. His main interests are CLIL, teenage learners, pre-service teacher education, and action research.

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:

JVL Narasimha Rao is an English teacher,  trainer,  and state resource person  for SCERTandAPOSS-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 on line 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.

Rachael Harris has taught English for almost twenty years and she teaches in a primary and secondary school in Geneva, where she has produced the SEND policy statement. She is Teens & YL SIG coordinator for ETAS (Switzerland) and newsletter editor for IATEFL Inclusive Practices & SEN SIG.

Rachel Boyce currently lives and works in Italy, where she has been teaching English as a second language since 2005. Rachel is also a freelance writer specialising in education, she both plays and has taught classical violin and is currently learning to speak Russian. Her new blog about teaching English is on and she post daily bites of fun English language activities on

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. 

Richard Fielden-Watkinson has worked in the ELT field for over 7 years as a teacher, Site Director, and Director of Studies in London, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. He is interested in English teaching and learning. He has a CELTA and Master's degree in Applied Linguistics.

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

Sulabha Sidhaye is a freelance teacher of English. She has been training working people through their employers and individually to improve their English, as well as students in Business English in colleges and privately, and housewives and interested citizens in spoken and written English. She also scrutinizes theses, papers and books.

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