An Interview with Lou McLaughlin

Lou has been involved in international language education for almost twenty years amassing experience in teacher training and ELT management in Ireland, the UK and a number of other countries including Spain where she was Director and DOS at IH Sabadell for almost seven years. After returning to Ireland in 2013, she continued to have an active role with International House, designing and tutoring on the online IH London YLCM, and working as an IHWO (International House World Organisation) inspector. During this time Lou also worked as an ELT Management Consultant for language schools in Ireland and abroad, assisting and guiding them in areas of academic and general ELT management. Lou is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences. 

Lou is currently Executive Director at Eaquals. In addition to this, she serves  on the IATEFL Board of Trustees as the Associates Representative for IATEFL, the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, working closely with teaching associations worldwide. Lou is also the founder of  ELT Ireland, which is the association for English language teachers in Ireland, working towards growing and strengthening the ELT network. 

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Lou McLaughlin is the fourth in our series of weekly interviews with ELT professionals discussing how we are responding to the COVID 19 crisis, and what our industry might look like once the crisis passes. Each month, we will be also be hosting a live panel discussion where you can comment and put questions to the interviewees that we are talking to. Further details about that will be published on our facebook page and through email alerts

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