Lindsay Clandfield

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!

Bio

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:
 

www.sixthings.net Lindsay’s old blog, now a museum blog
www.macmillanglobal.com the site for the course Global
www.the-round.com the site for Lindsay and Luke Meddings’ new web project
http://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/titles/methodology/digital-play the latest in the Delta Development series that Lindsay edits, a book on computer games and language learning

 

 

About the recording:

 

Lindsay recorded the interview on his new beloved toy, a Macbook Pro.
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Posted on 6 July 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hi Lindsay and Chiew!

    Dear Chiew,

    Thanks for choosing Lindsay! He is great.

    Dear Lindsay,

    Thanks for a great interview. I am looking forward to all of your projects (roll on September, so we can all have a look into your new project with Luke! I can’t wait!) and the best of success in all of them.

    Have a great summer, hope you can find some time to relax a bit : )

    All the best,
    Vicky

  2. Thanks for the comment Vicky, and right back at you! Thanks also to Chiew for giving me this opportunity.

  3. Hi Chiew

    I’m really enjoying this series of interviews. Lots of fascinating insights into so many different educators’ lives!

    Hi Lindsay

    You are a man of many talents! Thanks for this fab interview. Best of luck with all your projects 🙂

  4. Hi Chiew

    I’m really enjoying this series of interviews. Lots of fascinating insights into so many different educators’ lives!

    Hi Lindsay

    You are a man of many talents! Thanks for this fab interview. Best of luck with all your projects 🙂

    Janet

  5. Hi Chiew,

    I’ve finally managed to sit down and watch the interview!

    Good choice.

    Hi Lindsay,

    You really are a man to inspire!

    I still haven’t gotten hold of a copy of Global.. I must buy an Advanced one when it’s finished. It looks very interesting.

    I still miss SIX THINGS. The idea of SIX MORE THINGS sounds fab!

    Enjoy the summer,

    Leahn Stanhope

    • Hi Leahn,
      Glad to hear that! Holidays can be rather hectic, eh? 😉
      Hope you’ll catch up on the others, too before the new ones come flooding in!
      Cheers!

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