Diversity at ELSIS By Ian McArthur Cathy Li and Bonnie Tang are great examples of the diversity in the teaching staff at ELSIS. Both say their backgrounds give them special insight into the problems English learners must overcome. Cathy, who …
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Position: EAP Coordinator
I trained to be a high school ESL teacher, but it wasn’t long before I left that behind to pursue teaching English to adult learners.
For 13 years I’ve been teaching at ELSIS, mostly working with the EAP course. What I love about ELSIS is the mix of nationalities, the range of backgrounds which our students come from, and being able to help them on their journey to achieve their academic goals in Australia.
One day you’ll see my name on the cover of a book
I've been teaching at ELSIS for four years. I have taught General English and now I'm teaching the FCE Cambridge course, which I really enjoy. I love teaching at ELSIS and being part of a vibrant friendly team. At ELSIS we care about our students and work together to provide them with the best academic experience. I feel so proud when my students pass the official Cambridge test!
I can bake a very nice cake! But I cannot operate before my morning coffee.
Teaching English has always been my passion and interest. I've taught English to new migrants, young adults on study tours, exam preparation courses and more. I have a Bachelor of Arts, a TESOL certificate and am currently finishing my Masters of Education (TESOL) degree.
ELSIS is an amazing college with a team of experienced and dedicated teachers, excellent facilities and such a vibrant mix of students from all over the world
I love going on outdoor adventures, doing yoga and watching cooking shows
Position: Evening Coordinator
With a background in teaching and training for a number of years in English language colleges, TAFE and the corporate sector, I’ve really enjoyed meeting and teaching students from countries all around the world.
For me ELSIS has been the best teaching experience of my career. It’s a very friendly and welcoming school and the quality of English language education is exceptional, so our students learn and have fun too! As a Course Coordinator at ELSIS I love being able to help our students enjoy their experience!
And…I love travelling. Maybe I’ve been to your country?
I have a Bachelor degree in writing and a TESOL certificate. I taught English in Cambodia for three months before joining ELSIS. I also have 10 years of experience in hospitality and customer service, so I am currently running the hospitality afternoon workshop. I love teaching at ELSIS because we have a strong sense of community and excellent students.
Lord of the Rings Enthusiast.
Position: Director of Studies
I have been at ELSIS for over 10 years, I started as a teacher, then became the Academic Manager and I am currently the Director of studies. I hold a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature.
As the DoS of ELSIS my goal is to ensure student satisfaction at all levels, to provide students with an excellent English language learning experience and to facilitate their overall living experience in Australia. For our students, studying in Australia is a dream come true and my role is to guarantee our courses, our teaching methodologies, and extra curricula activities support fulfilling their dream.
I've been teaching English for several years and I come from a psychology, music and creative writing background.
ELSIS is a great place to teach with lovely staff and students. The high quality of learning is also fun and satisfying.
I used to have long hair and play guitar with a rock and roll band in pubs around Sydney.
Position: General English Coordinator
My first English teaching experience was in 2008 and I loved it. Ever since I have taught English in Malta and I have been teaching at ELSIS since 2009. I am currently the General English coordinator, and I enjoy being able to create new materials, teach awesome students and work with a team of enthusiastic teachers.
Coffee is not optional
I have taught English for more than 5 years in 5 different countries. My background is in Psychology, which has been useful when applying pedagogical techniques that I further developed while undergoing my TESOL certification. I truly believe that to learn a new language is to discover a new perspective in life and I love guiding students through this adventure.
I love jazz music and I think Game of Thrones was overrated!
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