About Me

SHELTA

NAME:

Susan Hillyard

DATE OF BIRTH:

28 October 1950

ADDRESS:

NATIONALITY:

British

Buenos Aires, Argentina

TELS:

+54 11 4541-3010

+549 11 65593010

EMAIL:

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Key Interests
  • Drama and Creativity for teaching EFL

  • Teaching English in SEN

  • Creative Leadership Skills

  • CLIL and EMI 

  • Teaching the spoken skills at all levels

  • Teaching thinking, values and citizenship  through Global Issues in the EFL Classroom

  • English in the World

  • Training the Trainers

  • On-line tutoring

Countries of Work Experience
  • UK, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, China, Peru, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Portugal, Hong Kong, Colombia.

Education/qualifications
  • Pending, M.Sc. in Applied Professional Studies in Education and Training, Surrey University.

  • 1972, B.Ed. II’ (Hons) in Dramatic Arts and Sociology of Education.

Biodata

Susan Hillyard, B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University U.K., Susan has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, Head of Department, Director, speaker, webinar presenter, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, Professor and on-line tutor. She was Prof. Language IV in Lenguas Vivas and UTN Teacher Training Colleges, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has authored a Resourceful Teachers Book for Helbling: English through Drama, co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers for OUP:  Global Issues, and the TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York. She has been involved with two Theatre in Education troupes, based in Buenos Aires, as diction teacher and as an adviser. Former Coordinator, English in Action, teaching English through Drama in Special Education, Ministry of Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, training 20 teachers through blended learning courses to teach English through Drama in Special Education.

Founder and tutor of SHELTA, a global on-line Academy for English Language Teachers.

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Teaching and teacher training for education and ELT in seventeen countries

  • Speaker at national and international conferences/seminars.

  • Educational Consultant  to The Performers Educational Theatre

  • Webinar speaker for British Council, EVO Drama, IATEFL YLTSIG, IATEFL global Webinars.

  • Founder and tutor of SHELTA, a global on-line academy for English Language Teachers

  • Materials development for teaching and training, especially for the British Council in Chile, China and Hong Kong

  • Writer for the RBT series for Oxford University Press (UK)(2004) Global Issues

  • Writer for the Resourceful Teacher series for Helbling (UK)(2016) English through Drama: Creative Activities for Inclusive Classrooms

  • Writer and/or tutor/moderator on five on-line courses for teachers

  • Writing  articles for teacher magazines e.g. Voices IATEFL, C&Ts IATEFL, HLT, ETAS,

  • Writing articles for British Council booklets e.g. Creating Inclusive Learning Environments, Global Citizenship

  • Developing leadership skills and global understanding

  • Inspiring teachers towards Lifelong Learning

  • Recording artist for text books by major publishers

  • Former Coordinator  “English in Action”, teaching English through Drama for Inclusion, Ministry of Education, Dept for Special Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Former faculty member The New School, New York:  writing and teaching on-line English in the World Module for the MA TESOL

  • Former faculty member La Sabana University, Bogotà, Colombia, writing and teaching on-line Language and Globalisation module for the MA ELT

  • Former executive Editor for Development, LACLIL, on-line journal

  • Former NILE, UK, Associate Trainer for KG, Primary,  Secondary  and University EL teachers

  • Former Head and teacher in secondary sections in two international and three bilingual schools

  • Official British Council Trainer 2005 to present

Languages

Language

English

Spanish

French

Reading

Excellent

Good

Good

Speaking

Excellent

Good

Basic

Writing

Excellent

Basic

Basic

Work Experience
China, Mexico, Ecuador,Singapore, Uruguay, UK, Portugal, Hong Kong, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Perú, Saudi Arabia
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