I’m sure the name Lindsay Clanfield rings a bell in most ears in the ELT profession, so I’d probably not need to say much by way of introduction. Lindsay has been very busy these last few years working on Macmillan’s Global coursebooks, and is now busy (even busier?) with promoting the finished product. Still, I managed to pin him down, with the aid of some other ELT muscles (there are quite a few martial art enthusiasts in our world, did you know that? They will feature in future interviews, I hope!), and Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be a touring ELT star, his current project, about dogme vs coursebooks, the future of coursebook writers, and much more!
Thanks for allowing me to steal a few minutes off your time; it’s been a real pleasure having you here! All yours, Lindsay!
Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, trainer and international award-winning author of books for teachers and learners of English. Beginning his career on Onestopenglish and iT’s for Teachers magazine, Lindsay is the lead author of Global, the new critically acclaimed course for adults from Macmillan. He has also written material for other English course series, notably Straightforward (Macmillan) and New English File (OUP). Lindsay’s writing for teachers includes Dealing with Difficulties (co-written with Luke Prodromou) and Teaching Online (co-written with Nicky Hockly). Both are published by Delta Publishing, and Lindsay is the series editor of the Delta Development Books for Teachers Series.
Lindsay’s work has appeared in major ELT magazines and he wrote a column for the Guardian Weekly on topical lessons for teens. His awards include the Ben Warren International House Award and two Duke of Edinburgh Awards from the ESU.
Lindsay is also the creator of the blog project Six Things, a miscellany of ELT.
Links for more on Lindsay’s work:
About the recording:
Lindsay recorded the interview on his new beloved toy, a Macbook Pro.