About Barbara

I’m Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto.

I’m a teacher, teacher educator, and author with over 25 years experience in English Language Teaching. During my career,  I have taught all ages of students in many different environments–private language schools, public schools, businesses, community centers, my home, and even a university class or two.

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MATESOL), and U.S. teaching certificates for teaching English and English as a second or other language.

Why do I use three names? Well, my married name is Sakamoto, and most of my friends know me as Barb Sakamoto. However, I’m co-author of a children’s English textbook series called Let’s Go, and most of the teachers who use Let’s Go know me as Barbara Hoskins. So, to be safe, I use all three names!

I’m also a program director on the board of directors for International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi.pro) as well as co-author of an online course for them called English for Teachers.

I enjoy giving workshops and speaking at conferences. Thanks to opportunities that have come from my work on Let’s Go and with iTDi, I’ve been able to meet and work with teachers around the world. If you are interested in inviting me to speak at a workshop or conference, I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me here.

For more information about my experience, please visit my profile on LinkedIn. For more information about my publications, please visit my Amazon page or the Writing page on this site. I’m also happy to connect with teachers online. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and through my blog, Teaching Village.



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