NEW: Guidance and resources for schools and teachers to support pupils who use EAL and their families to help mitigate any learning and language loss experienced during school closures.
Lou McLaughlin is the Executive Director of Eaquals (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality Language Services). She is the Founder Chair of ELT Ireland, the network for ELT professionals in Ireland, and is on the IATEFL Board of Trustees as the Associates Representative. Lou holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Masters in ELT, DELTA, TESOL Cert. in Leadership & Management and Trinity TESOL Cert. Her special interests are Young Learner teacher training, teacher cognition and management in ELT. She wrote and developed the online YL Management Training course run by IH London and worked as an inspector for IHWO (International House World Organisation). Lou is a frequent speaker at international conferences and was the co-editor of Children Learning English: From Research to Practice (2015).