Interviews

Daniel Emmerson on the “Learning English Video Project”
Director Daniel Emmerson reflects on the “Learning English Video Project”. This is a unique 7-part series of documentary films about people learning English in different countries around the world. The project includes online and classroom materials for learners, and each film is available to watch or download free on EnglishClub.com.

Bethany Cagnol on Organizing an ELT Conference
TESOL France President Bethany Cagnol offers a behind the scenes glimpse at what it takes to organize an ELT conference.

Marisa Constantinides Reflects on the 1st year of #ELTchat
#ELTchat, a popular Twitter discussion group and hashtag, just celebrated its first birthday. Organizer Marisa Constantinides reflects on the first year of using twitter as a virtual staffroom for ELT related discussions.

Jason Renshaw on Ideas and Creativity
Also known as the English Raven, Jason Renshaw shares his thoughts on creative ideas in ELT. The Raven’s three R’s include risk-taking, reflection, and recycling.

Andrew Wright interview
Alex Case interviews famous ELT writer and storyteller Andrew Wright.

TEFL Couple Offers English Language Vacations
Wondering how you can teach English as a couple? Christy and Rob set up a homestay business for English learners who are interested in vacationing in Canada. TEFL.net caught up with the couple shortly after they opened their doors.

@VictoriaB52 explains #eltpics to @TEFL
@TEFL interviewed teacher @VictoriaB52 about a new concept called #eltpics. Check out TN’s first interview on twitter.

Graham Stewart on Teaching English Yoga in Japan
Graham Stewart is a Canadian English teacher who currently lives in Japan. For the past nine years he has been on a spiritual journey, combining his passions of teaching English and yoga.

Vicky Saumell Expands on Project Based Learning
A recent guest post on Ken Wilson’s blog deserved an encore. In this interview, Vicky Saumell shares more about teaching without course books.

Graham Stanley Shares Thoughts about IWBs
Graham discusses interactive whiteboards, including the importance of training for teachers and how to keep the I in IWB.

Mary Slattery Discusses “Teaching with Bear”
2010 ELTon winner Mary Slattery discusses her award winning resource, Teaching with Bear.

Shelly Terrell Defines #EdChat
Shelly Terrell describes how Twitter’s #Edchat is helping teachers interact, reflect, and improve educational systems worldwide.

Dr Simon Borg Discusses the ELTons
The judging facilitator for the British Council’s ELTons shares thoughts about innovation in ELT.

An Interview with Larry Ferlazzo
Larry Ferlazzo discusses his popular blog “Websites of the Day” For Teaching ELL, ESL &EFL.

Interview with Kenneth Beare of About.com
About.com’s ESL Guide Kenneth Beare discusses the growing need for teachers and materials in English for Special Purposes.

An Interview with Second Life Guru Gavin Dudeney
Gavin Dudeney discusses virtual worlds for education and why he created EduNation in Second Life.

Nergiz Kern on Language Teaching in Second Life
English language teacher Nergiz Kern takes TEFL.net behind the scenes of her Second Life.

Burcu Akyol on Blogging with EFL Students
EFL teacher, Burcu Akyol of Turkey, talks about advantages and challenges of using a classroom blog.

An Interview with Rolf Palmberg
Rolf Palmberg, teacher-trainer at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, shares experiences from his personal TEFL path.

Poolside Interview with Thailand’s American superstar
Josef Essberger of EnglishClub.com talks to Peter Tuinstra about the challenges of acting in a foreign language