Top 10? Top 50? Top 100? No, thanks… I think these lists usually forget a lot of great people so please fill in the blanks and send me the names of your favourite ELT twitterers so that I can extend the list. My aim in creating this list is to guide the newly joined twitterers.
“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” William Arthur Ward
That’s what Twitter is all about for me. Sharing! This list includes people who I follow and who follow me. They are mostly active twitterers. You might also see a few non-ELT people in the list. These are great twitterers who interact with ELT people a lot. I want to emphasize once again that I am sure that there are many more great ELT people that I just don’t know about and I am looking forward to meeting them as well.
So here we go! (the list is not in any order and the information is directly taken from the people’s Twitter pages.)
@TheEngTeacher : Aniya Adly. E-Teaching Consultant, Personal ESL Trainer
@kenwilsonlondon : Ken Wilson. ELT writer and trainer, drama wallah, former English Teaching Theatre director, sketch and songwriter, soccer fan and movie addict.
@kalinagoenglish : Karenne Sylvester. EFL + ESP: IT teacher, teacher-trainer, blogger, writer, webmaster and juggler of many frogs.
@nealchambers: Neal Chambers. English Conversation teacher, EFL guy, social media buff, technology fanatic.
@hiannie: Annie Cook. Learn Languages As Easy And Quick As Kids. I teach Mandarin, speak 5 languages, and am still learning.
@ShellTerrell: Shelly Terrell. US english language teacher in Germany. Interested in e-learning, educational technology, writing, learning languages, traveling, poetry, and pugs.
@MissShonah: Shonah Kennedy. ESL teacher. Learn English Online. Passionate about language aquisition and teaching English.
@tamaslorincz: Tamas Lorincz. English teacher, English learner – forever, likes talking to teachers and student.
@dudeneyge: Gavin Dudeney. Edu-technologist, Author, Teacher Trainer, E-consultant, Moodle and 2nd Life.
@cheimi10: Jamie Keddie. Teacher, teacher trainer, writer.
@teflclips: Jamie Keddie. A website dedicated to the role of YouTube in ELT
@Larryferlazzo: Larry Ferlazzo. Inner-city High School teacher — ESL; Mainstream.
@sjhannam: Sara Hannam. I do all manner of things really.
@bcinfrance: Betty Carlson. Live in France, into online pursuits, reading, food/wine, music, and my teaching job.
@NikPeachey: Nik Peachey. Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/ http://quickshout.blogspot.com/
@suewaters:Sue Waters. Helping others with education, elearning and blogging. Edublogs and Blogs.mu community faciliator. My other blog is theedublogger.edublogs.org
@hollysuel: Holly Suel. American Expat living in Finland teaching English everywhere…My passion is live online language training!
@chriscattaneo: EFLteacher/teacher trainer, BBChick.
@CotterHUE: Chris Cotter. Online, offline, always an English teacher.
@Glenniehubb: Glenn Hubbard, 53 year-old British teacher of English. Fluent Spanish speaker. Geeky-ish. Occasional birdwatcher.
@FelipeMorales: Felipe Morales. Teacher, Educator, web 2.0, e-learning, social learning, blogs…
@lunas994: Natasa Bozic Grojic. Mother, wife, teacher of English, Webhead, lifelong learner, daydreamer, geek, insomniac.
@Harmerj: Jeremy Harmer. ELT writer, teacher, trainer and presenter. Music lover, singer, player.
@EnglishProfi: Kenny Christian. Engineer, Thinker, Entrepreneur, Artist. Developer of things and Ideas. New clients and projects for English language services pros http://bbltwt.com/02rg7
@annehodg: Language lover (english and german), at home around boats, music and curious people.
@Marisa_C: Marisa Constantinides. Run CELT, TEFL Teacher Training centre in Athens, Greece; offering CELTA & DELTA courses.
@barbsaka: Barbara Sakamoto. English teacher, author, webhead, Second Life resident.
@lclandfield: Lindsay Clandfield. Writer, trainer, teacher.
@langwitches: Silvia Tolisano. 21st Century Learning Specialist- Technology Integration.
@prestwickhouse: Providing useful information and quality products to English teachers since 1983.
@dontspell_esl: Jack Drolet. ESL teacher in the post lobotomy stages of self-actualization.
@abfromz: Arjana B. A teacher, a traveler, a travel writer wannabe.
@sinikkalw: Sinikka Laakio-W. Hello! I am a teacher of English and French from Finland, active in many online and face-to-face student exchange projects.
@LUZBEGO: LUZ BEGOÑA. English / Spanish language trainer.
@grahamstanley: Graham Stanley. Barcelona-based teacher, ICT co-ordinator, Second Life resident, music lover.
@carldowse: Carl Dowse. Education – ICT & English for Business.
@vale24: Valentina Dodge. Online moderator, EFL teacher at the university of naples L’Orientale, materials developer, business English trainer and ICT consultant.
@rodericksilva: Roderick Silva. How do you use all this new technology stuff in the classroom? Real EdTech advice, for real educators. The how and the why explained from a certified geek.
@cgoodey: Carol Goodey. Work in ESL, ESOL and ALN.
@MatthiasHeil: Matthias Heil. I’m a God-loving, tech-driven, life-enjoying teacher of English and Religious Education in Germany… married with two children.
@adhockley: Andy Hockley. Brit living in Transylvania. ELT Management consultant and co-author of CUP’s From Teacher to Manager.
@tomwhitby: Tom Whitby. Professor of Education in Secondary English. Linkedin group Founder/owner Technology-Using Professors + TWITTER-Using Educators.
@carolrainbow: Carol Rainbow. RL – ICT Education Consultant UK, SL – interested in all sorts.
@NergizK: Nergiz Kern. EFL teacher, photographer, Internet enthusiast, lifelong learner, Mac user, Second Life language teacher http://edurizon.com/
@jangeronimo: Jan Geronimo. Powered by coffee, laughter and dreams.
@carl_robinson: Carl Robinson, Dr Who fan, Publishing Manager in ELT, recent twitter convert, like to think I am a thinker…
@tim_crangle: Tim Crangle, Small biz owner MBA Trainer, Teacher, Translator, Geek, Guitar player, cook/eater/drinker, dad and husband, French culture lover, Brit expat.
@BCHK_teacher: I’m a Teacher of English at the British Council in Hong Kong, I’m into sharing learning resources for teachers and students.
@daylemajor: Dayle Major, EFL teacher in South Korea; interested juggler; language learner.
@icpjones: Head of Languages in the North West of England, French and Spanish teacher also teaching in Primary, EAL and basic German, qualified translator/interpreter.
@DailyEngHelp: Tom Guadagno, English Teacher, Grammar and Vocabulary Nerd, Proofreader for Spelling and Grammar, Artist, Poet, Memoir and Inspirational Writer,Optimist, Married.
@gsellart: Gabriela Sellart. EFL teacher from Buenos Aires.
@etalbert: Secondary languages teacher, principal, now in IT web filter manager.
@esolcourses: Sue Lyon-Jones. ESOL/ICT tutor, web & multimedia developer, Interests include: web 2.0/accessibility, language learning, photoshop, film & animation, screenwriting, music.
@English_Phrases: Peter Travis. Learning or teaching advanced English? Free materials to develop communication skills at Splendid Speaking. Try our daily quiz on English phrases.
@Gapfillers: EFL mlearning elearning site new topical content everyday.
@tseale: EnhancedEnglishTeach. 9th grade English teacher teaching in a computer lab using technology to enhance the curriculum.
@paulallison: Paul Allison. English Teacher at East-West School of International Studies and Tech Liaison for the New York City Writing Project.
@sethdickens: Seth Dickens. I’m a happy chap, living in the beautiful Italian Alps as well as being a consultant on ICT in language teaching.
@englishteach8: Pilar (aka Dreamer). Teacher and bookworm. Love the English language, books, cooking, blogs, new technologies, education, Second Life…
@diamondfingerz: Peter Thwaites. EFL teacher and lover of learning.
@Englishonthenet: Simon Bourn. A French Kiwi, teaching English and French face to face and in virtual learning environments.
@ELLCteacher: Floria. Tweetering about life as an ESL teacher at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, USA.
@cuppa_coffee: Tony Watt. EFL school manager and MA student. Into language, culture, critical theory, continental philosophy, jazz, ambient, classical music, coffee and Japan.
@webenglishteach: Web English Teacher. English teacher, technology advocate, webmaster. I’ll follow you back if your bio indicates you’re an educator.
Final note: Remember to add yourself to the ELT twitterers directory.
Happy twittering (without spams and inappropriate followers:)!