Meet the Team

At International language centre, we are dedicated to making the school a supportive, friendly and inspiring learning environment. The staff is well trained to offer you the best service. We look forward to meeting you at our school.

STAFF

ILC Team

Director of studies and teacher

Maryam 

I have had a varied and exciting career teaching English as a Second Language over eight years, both abroad and here in the UK.  As a teacher I have experience of teaching learners from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds (my students currently come from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and China.) I have also taught students at a wide range of levels from elementary to advanced and have prepared students for IELTS exam. My own experience as a second language learner has helped me to empathise with my students and to respond to their needs positively and sympathetically. I also feel that I am a patient, enthusiastic and flexible practitioner.  My academic and teaching qualifications reflect my passion for the English language, literature and culture. While I have the equivalent of Maths and English GCSEs, I also have a BA in English Linguistics and an MA in English Literature. Continuing my interest in English language, I have completed two modules (sixty credits/a third) in an MA in TESOL from Northumbria University. I also have the CELTA qualification, which played a key part in my professional development. The certificate helped me to become a more reflective practitioner and particularly made me realise the importance of differentiation in lesson planning and classroom practice.

Head of Administration

Mabel

Hi I am Mabel,

I moved to Newcastle in 2012 and I have lived here since, I came to learn English and fell in love with this city and its people.  Prior to this, I studied Business and Marketing in Valencia – Spain. I began working in The Education industry 2 years ago and the most gratifying aspect is meeting YOU! Students from all over the world who are exited to have one of the best experiences here.

I am the first person to greet you when you come to our School, so  don’t be shy, I am really friendly and always happy to help you with any problems ( or no problems) or just for a chat 😊.

I can assist you in finding accommodation in the city, locating health services and anything related to your wellbeing in Newcastle as I am one of the welfare officers at the School.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Teacher

Anna

Hi I’m Anna, I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne but has spent the majority of my life working and living in Asia. I have 5.5 years of professional teaching experience and was the Head of English at an International School in Singapore before relocating back to the UK. Throughout this time I have taught both children and adults and have specialized in English Test Preparation. My ability to speak 6 languages and friendly nature has definitely helped me throughout my teaching career and now I am here to guide and uplift the learners at The International Language Centre.

Teacher

John

Hi I’m John, I’m a native English speaker from the North East of England. I am fully CELTA qualified from Newcastle College as well as holding a 1st Class BSc degree from the University of Salford.

I started teaching almost 3 years ago and my first job was in China! I taught in Shenzhen for over 2 years before moving to Thailand where I taught online classes and enjoyed the beach!

Now it is great to be back on UK soil where I plan to continue teaching English for the foreseeable future. My classes focus a lot on conversation and correcting your mistakes whilst using what I like to call “real English” rather than “book English”. I also like to point out differences between dialects and accents such as American and UK English, both of which are viable to speak wherever you go.

The key is to get you immersed in English and speaking from day one!

I look forward to seeing you in class!

Teacher

Rebecca

Hi! I’m Rebecca.
I am an ESOL teacher at ILC teaching both General English and Occupational English Test Preparation classes.

I gained my TEFL certification from the International TEFL Academy, Chicago in 2019 and I have taught English for over a year in Newcastle. Prior to this, I studied English Language and Literature at university in Edinburgh.

My classes are designed to be as interactive as possible with each class covering all skill bases: grammar, speaking, reading, writing and listening. As I believe it is important to enjoy learning, I follow models of experiential and cooperative learning within a student-led, inquiry-guided classroom. I believe this allows for maximum flexibility within the classroom allowing each individual student to reach their maximum language learning potential.

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We are passionate about language learning and aim to provide professional, qualified teaching in a relaxed atmosphere. Our social activities and afternoon/ evening programmes are a mixture of local North East and Central of Newcastle activities and weekend excursions.

We are currently accepting applications for 2020-2021.

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