My name is Phil Longwell.  I live in the United Kingdom. I am known online as ‘Teacher Phili’, which was a nickname that some children in a Tanzanian orphanage called me and it stuck!  It has been my Twitter handle since August 2009.  I have been an English language teacher since 2006.  I have recently worked for the English Language Teaching Centre at the University of Sheffield, previously for Norfolk County Council (Adult Learning) as an ESOL teacher and several other organisations over the years.  I was, for example, employed by INTO UEA (2017-2020) on their pre-sessional course and as an IELTS invigilator.  I am also a freelance English language tutor offering my services in the county of Norfolk, teaching face to face and online.  In addition, I am the current webmaster of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group.  Finally, I  have done some promotional work for Teacher Training Videos for three years and am now its communications manager, along with some occasional social media work for ELT Training.

This WordPress site is my space to write about my experiences in English Language Teaching, conferences, webinars, ELTchat summaries, reflections and a place to showcase some of the films that I have created (2006-19).  It also acts as my personal and public blog.

Click on News’ to view all my blog posts, with the most recent at the top, or click on ‘About‘ to read more about me and the tutoring services that I can offer you.



last updated: September 2020