Griselda BeaconNILE Consultant Trainer
Griselda Beacon joined NILE as a course tutor in 2012. She is a teacher educator and specialises in literature, creativity and art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda founded The Beacon Experience venture and carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms.
She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina, co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021) and co-mentor of the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Griselda lives between Buenos Aires and Montevideo in South America; she has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for Oxford University Press and other educational institutions, such as language schools & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA, and teaches Cultural Studies on the MA programme in ELT at Universidad de Belgrano –UB. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.