About me

Vicky Saumell 

My journey into ELT started when I was 18 years old and I started teaching to support my studies, which were totally unrelated to the teaching of English. A few years later I realized it was my passion and started to study. I hold a degree in Literary and Technical Translation and a Diploma in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL (Distinction).  

I am the Overall Coordinator of the EFL department at Instituto San Francisco de Asís, a private school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I have worked for 20 years.

 I am co-author of Teacher Development Interactive: Preparing for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), author of Meeting Point 3 and 4 for the Storyline coursebook series and series consultant for English in Common coursebook series, all for Pearson.  I have written the Primary Digital Teacher Training Course, an online professional development course, and I am a consultant for Kid's Box coursebook series, both for Cambridge University Press.

I am the author and tutor of New Learning Environments for the Master’s in ELT at Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, where I have been teaching online since 2009.

I am a member of The C Group, an initiative started in 2014. The C group is an independent and informal grouping of ELT professionals. It aims collaboratively to share information, promote reflection and inquiry, and encourage action through more creative and open teaching practices. http://thecreativitygroup.weebly.com/

I am also a freelance materials writer, teacher trainer and presenter at professional development conferences, especially on the integration of new technologies for language learning.