Eithne Gallagher

Eithne Gallagher is a recognized authority in the field of ESL in International Education. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language in international schools. She was the chair of the European Council of International Schools ESL & Mother-tongue Committee and regularly presents at International School conferences. She has also delivered workshops and lectures for teachers and administrators worldwide. Her writings on ESL & Mother-tongue issues have been widely published in educational journals, books and magazines.

Eithne now argues for school reform to meet the educational needs of all children growing up in a multicultural society. She provides support and consultancy for schools and teachers wishing to implement inclusive, ESL and mother-tongue policies. She believes that translingualism in classrooms is key to helping students become Global Citizens as it encourages openness in learning about other language and cultures. More about her pedagogical approach can be viewed at eithnegallagher.net.

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