Category Archives: TEFL heroes- Sandy McManus

How I became Sandy McManus

Although some people online have somehow had their suspicions that I actually am that (formerly?) famous foul-mouthed TEFL blacklisting anti-Semite from Brighton, I am most certainly not. “Foul-mouthed” was often true until my daughter first copied me, “from Brighton” is … Continue reading

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An interview with Katie of TEFLlogue (History of TEFL blogging Part Three)

In my interview EFL Geek, he mentioned Katie of TEFLlogue fame as someone he most missed from the TEFL blogosphere, and I’m sure everyone who was active at that time will feel exactly the same way. She was incredibly productive, … Continue reading

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A fireside chat with Sandy McManus

He’s been the most famous/ notorious online TEFL figure for around five years, and the age of Twitter doesn’t seem to have calmed him down at all. In this exclusive TEFLtastic interview, Sandy shows his sensitive side

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New TEFL articles etc June 2009

Here is this month’s supply, perfect for reading while your students do their end of term tests: Using Xtranormal.com with EFL young learner classes (a great way of doing dialogue writing etc, with link to worksheet) 18 fun activities on … Continue reading

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7 things you probably didn’t know about me

1. Dave Sperling still owes me ten Euros he borrowed off me at the TESOL Spain conference 2. The EF school in Eastbourne had the alternative word for the “F” part of its sign that me and my friends graffitied … Continue reading

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Bruce Veldhuisen interview Part Three- TEFL and TI update

Hi Bruce, welcome back to TEFLtastic. It’s a shame we never get anyone from TEFL International contributing to TEFL.net when it isn’t connected to teacher training. Let me know if any of your trainers are interested in writing book reviews … Continue reading

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The greatest TEFL soap opera?

Candidate number one Involves me, and Paul Lowe’s threats to sue me for never mentioning him on my blog (!?) or something, still can’t quite work it out. “Bizarro!” as TESall.com put it. I thought, what the hell if I’m going … Continue reading

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TEFL Presidential Elections update

Sandy MacManus, who turned 72 on Friday and will be confirmed this week as the oldest first-time TEFL World President nominee in history, has shot himself in the foot while attempting to inject some youth and a feminine touch into … Continue reading

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The TEFL blogs/ TEFL schools culture clash

As is my role as the navelgazer of TEFL, having had to take a close look at the battleground that is the teflnet recently has made me wonder whether something deeper is going on. Do I hear “class war” as … Continue reading

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The rebirth of TEFL dirt digging

Sandy MacManus is back to his offensive best on his new blog The TEFL Tradesman, with a battle of the mystery foul mouthed attackers with a grudge. And TEFL Watch forums have been reborn as TEFL School Reviews, where everyone … Continue reading

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