Phil Longwell

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Phil Longwell has been involved in teaching English as a Foreign Language since 2006. Originally from London, he lives in Norfolk, UK, and is currently self-employed. He mostly teaches in Norwich, where he is an ESOL teacher with Norfolk County Council (Adult Learning) and a Pre-sessional tutor at INTO University of East Anglia. He has previously worked in South Korea, China, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia, as well as on young learner activity programmes in the UK. He has a CELTA from NILE and a Masters from the University of Warwick in ELT, where he specialised in ICT and multimedia. He has been a continuous member of IATEFL and the LTSIG since 2012. He has specific interests in the areas of educational technology, learner autonomy, ICT, ESOL, EAP and filmmaking. He is particularly keen on making tutorials (screencasts) to offer feedback to written work and to train other teachers. He has been doing promotional work for the Teacher Training Videos website since 2017 and has written sixteen summaries for #ELTchat – a joint record.

He is known online as ‘Teacher Phili’, tweets as @teacherphili and blogs at


*Note: Phil is stepping down from the committee in December 2020, after 3 years.