Christel Schneider

CSiTrain, Hamburg (Germany) Director ICC, Hamburg (ret’d) Christel Schneider is founder and managing director of CSiTrain. Until 2012 she was EU project manager and director of the ICC international language association. Prior to this she worked as head of the language department for the German adult education association in Schleswig Holstein. She also taught didactics […]

Tyson Seburn

I am a language teacher who specialises in English for academic purposes (EAP) contexts and has a passion for social media and professional development. I coordinate a foundational program for international students and teach academic reading & writing at the University of Toronto. I founded #EAPchat/#tleap, blog at 4CinELT and manage the ELT Event Calendar. You can connect […]

Pete Sharma

I sometimes describe myself as wearing four different “hats”. My first hat is a teaching hat. My 23 years teaching business took me all over Europe, as well as to the Middle East and Far East. I enjoyed my stint on the BESIG Committee. I am now enjoying the challenge of EAP in my work […]

Fiona Thomas

Fiona Thomas (@FionaTT) is an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and manager based in Barcelona. She moved into the world of managing online language courses in 2001 when she left her job as Director of Studies at a traditional language school to become Director of Education for the online language school, Net Languages. Her job allows her to […]

Scott Thornbury

My name is Scott Thornbury. I’m a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. I am currently Associate Professor of English Language Studies at the New School in New York, where I teach on an on-line MATESOL program. My previous experience includes teaching […]

Matthew Turner

Matthew W. Turner is an English instructor at Rikkyo University, Japan. He has been teaching and living in Japan since 2009. Matthew has an MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester as well as a DipTESOL. His research interests include task-based language teaching, form-focused instruction, and reflective practice.

Mari Varsányi

Mari Varsányi is a Budapest-born ELT teacher, curriculum coordinator, trainer and translator, based in Amsterdam. She has recently taken on the exciting position of primary program coordinator at a new international school for immigrants. Fascinated by diversity, she finds great pleasure in exploring the power of cooperation, open-mindedness and empathy. She blogs about experimental ELT […]

Jennifer Verschoor

Jennifer Verschoor graduated from St. Andrews Scot’s School in Argentina. She holds degrees as English University Professor, Bachelor in Educational Management, English Public Translator and ICT in the Classroom validated by Trinity College London. At the moment she is studying for her Master´s degree in Virtual Environments. Her emphasis in training teachers to integrate technology into the classroom started several years ago. […]

Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh is a teacher, writer and precarious worker. He has taught English in Poland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, and now lives in Berlin. He is interested in critical and alternative pedagogies and blogs at He is also the founder of Teachers as Workers Special Interest Group (TaWSIG), which aims to improve working conditions […]