Esmeralda Salgado has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the state and the independent sectors. She was an Advanced Skills Teacher for Medway LEA and she worked in recent years in Cambridgeshire as Head of MFL and Digital Learning Lead. She has a record for obtaining 100% 9-4 results at GCSE and over 50% 9 to 8 within her department. She is a provider of workshops and webinars on MFL teaching and learning, especially regarding the use of technology and is the author of the educational blog https://mflcraft.blogspot.com, where she reflects on different aspects of MFL teaching and learning and shares resources. Recently, Esmeralda has published a Spanish Grammar book set up on a lexicogrammar approach co-authored with Dr Gianfranco Conti and Dylan Viñales. Esmeralda is a big advocate of international projects and she has experience running British Council projects such as Erasmus or e-Twinning events, as effective tools to promote MFL in schools. Above all Esmeralda loves teaching and is passionate about languages and sharing good practice among colleagues which has led her to be a 2022 Silver Award winner in the Pearson National Teaching Awards.