6Things in 6Questions: Starring Lindsay Clandfield


 Lindsay Clandfield

Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher trainer and international author from Canada. He is the main author of  award-winning and critically acclaimed adult course Global (2010) and was a part of the author team for the popular Straightforward Series. Lindsay has won prestigious recognition for his writing, most notably for Global and Dealing with Difficulties (with co-author Luke Prodromou) both of which earned him a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive an award from the Duke of Edinburgh.

After teaching in Mexico, Spain and the UK Lindsay began his writing career with the website Onestopenglish. He became a regular after winning the Lesson Share competition three times in a row.

Lindsay has addressed teachers and given workshops in more than 20 countries. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals relating to ELT and he has written a column on language teaching for the Guardian Weekly newspaper. He was the founder of Pecha Kucha ELT (a form of short presentation) and creator of the popular blog 6 Things, a collection of miscellany from the world of English Language Teaching.

taken from English Raven – Lindsay and another rather admirable fellow we all know, Luke Meddings, have just officially launched The Round, ‘an independent collective of creative individuals in English language teaching’ which ‘arose from a series of conversations about bridging the gap between blogs and books – and about the difficulty of placing innovative, niche or critical materials with the big ELT publishers.’

Lindsay still teaches and trains teachers in the small town of Elche in southern Spain, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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It was in 2010 that I had the chance to listen to Lindsay Clandfield’s talk for the first time. It was about Critical Thinking. He really got my attention with both the theoretical and practical stuff in his speech.

As soon as I heard he was going to be at the IATEFL SIG  conference in Istanbul, I knew it was the right time to interview him.

Even though he didn’t have much time as he had to catch his flight to Cyprus, somehow he created the time for the interview and made me the happiest girl at the conference. Such a gentleman!

The name of the post was inspired by Lindsay’s blog ‘6 Things‘…

I asked him 6 questions and 2 extra from Işıl Boy and Adam Simpson.

I hope you like it!

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Special thanks to Devrim Özdemir for helping me with the recording.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Nihal,
    Congrats on the interview! I met Lindsay last year in Paraguay. His workshop at the LABCI Conference was on Critical Thinking. Your idea of 6Things in 6 Questions was great, thanks for sharing. =]

  2. Hello Edu Santos!
    Thank you very much! All came to my mind and were shaped completely just before the interview! Glad you like it!

  3. Adam Simpson says:

    Honored to have had my question included! Lindsay is one of the true gentlemen in ELT and I’m so glad you got the chance to sit down and chat with him

    1. Adam, it was my honor!
      And completely agree, he’s a real gentleman.
      Can’t wait to interview an another true gentleman in ELT. Someone you might know, ‘Adam Simpson’
      Cheers!😉

  4. What fun! It’s nice to know the origins of 6 Things by Lindsay Clandfield. Thanks for sharing it, Nihal.

  5. You’re welcome! Not sure how I should call you sorry:/ maybe ‘Masala’?

    1. 🙂 You can call me Mano. My name is Manoranjan.

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