Welcome to The English Blog, a website of English teachers, by English teachers, for English teachers. We aim to provide quality ESL teaching materials for instructors worldwide. We are excited to introduce you to our team of ESL teachers and writers, who are dedicated to providing you regular high-quality content about anything and everything related to the field of ESL teaching.
ADRIAN PANTONIAL has been teaching Tagalog and English to both local and international change-makers since 2005. He is passionate about teaching both Filipino natives and expats in the Philippines, especially those who aspire to make a positive difference in the country and around the world.
Adrian is a certified life coach and emotional intelligence trainer, writer, and editor for both local and foreign publications. He has also been hosting world-class events for 19 years. In addition, he is a certified IELTS and TESOL English trainer.
As a keynote speaker, his mission is to inspire personal development so that people can have better lives with a brighter future.
Adrian has appeared five times as a true-to-life drama actor on the TV show known as The 700 Club Asia, which is aired by GMA 7 in the Philippines.
He is currently taking his master’s degree in educational management at The National Teachers College.
You can visit his website at www.adrianpantonial.com.
SARAH TEW is an English teacher living in Burgos, Spain. She has been a language assistant in public high schools in France and Spain for three years. In Spain, she works in bilingual programs and teaches biology, chemistry, geology, and, of course, English.
Sarah received her CELTA in 2017 at York St. John University. Before moving to Europe, she taught adults and children in Florida and Virginia.
Her favorite part of teaching English is connecting with learners and sharing in their journeys in their pursuit of their personal and professional goals.
Sarah speaks French and Spanish (and is currently learning Italian, thanks to her Italian fiancé) and has a bachelor’s degree in classical languages. When she is not teaching, she is busy exploring Spain or working on her languages.
ARIC LIM is a communication scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University, one of the most highly regarded institutions in the Philippines, where he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in communication and media studies. His forte revolves around communication and education, which he is also teaching at the college level.
Previously an ESL instructor, which actually solidified his interest in the educational field, Aric is looking forward to sharing his insights, as well as having engaging and productive discourse with everyone.
KRISTINE TOTANES is an experienced ESL instructor who has a zest for both teaching and learning. A U.S.-born Filipino American who teaches ESL to expatriates and short-term students living in the Philippines, she has learned how to reconcile seemingly opposing cultures and foster her own sense of identity through her own cultural and national heritage. She has also gained a wider appreciation of other people’s beliefs and cultural values–and even become a better teacher as a result.
As the founder of The English Blog, Kristine longs to connect with teachers from all cultural backgrounds and walks of life. Besides sharing her own experiences and tips on ESL teaching, she hopes to gain insights and advice from fellow English teachers around the world. A lifelong learner, Kristine will never stop expanding her circle and improving her craft as a teacher, so please don’t hesitate to send her a message through The English Blog and say hello!