The Hook: Interview with Sandy Millin at IATEFL Liverpool 2013

The Hook: Helping Students Love English

Published on Apr 9, 2013

Sandy talks about the tips & ideas for continuing professional development that we can get from the IATEFL conference; how we can help students to build and retain vocabulary and what we can do to make our students love English.

Meet Sandy Millin

Sandy is a native English speaker, currently living and working in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England.
From 2007 to 2008 I did my CELTA (Certificate in English Teaching to Adults) part-time at Durham University Language Centre during my final year of university.
From 2008 to 2011 I worked at International House Brno as an EFL teacher September-June and for Kaplan / WELS International Centres (formerly owned by IH) at their Ardingly Centre in the UK for a few weeks each July and August. I am now working for International House Newcastle (since July 2011).

I am passionate about teaching, and am constantly trying to develop professionally. To that end, I am a member of twitter (@sandymillin) where I follow many interesting educators who constantly provide useful tips – highly recommended. I have attended local conferences in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and international conferences in Paris (2011) and Glasgow (2012). I am a member of both TESOL France and IATEFL.

I have also completed the following additional teaching certificates:

IH BET (Business English Certificate, 2008-2009)

IHCYL (Young Learners Certificate, 2009-2010)

IH CAM (Certificate in Advanced Methodology>, 2010-2011)

IH COLT (Certificate in Online Tutoring, Oct-Nov 2011)

In my free time, I love reading, Bookcrossing (@sandyundead), films and travelling. However, my main addiction is learning languages. I currently speak English, French, German, Spanish, some Czech and a very little Modern Greek. If you would like to practice any of these languages with me, please let me know!

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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