Meet the Team | International Language Centre

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.


ILC Team

School Manager


Hello and welcome to the ILC.

My name’s Tony and I’m the School Manager here at the centre.

Born and bred in the North East of England, I am a fully DELTA and CELTA qualified teacher with over 10 years experience teaching English as a foreign language. During my career I have worked in South Korea, Vietnam, Italy and of course the UK.  For each and every day over those 10 years I have thought about how to make the best possible learning experience for my students and this is something I am now bringing to the ILC.

I believe that good learning relies on three fundamental things; a highly-qualified and experienced teaching staff, interesting and fun lessons and student motivation. Given these three things, anyone can learn the English language, including you.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Head of Admin & Marketing 


Hi I am Mabel,

I moved to Newcastle in 2012 and I have lived here ever 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 in 2017 and the most gratifying aspect is meeting YOU! Students from all over the world who are excited to have one of the best experiences here.

I work in the Marketing Department, making sure that if you want to learn English in the UK, you can find us and be part of this family.

One of the most important parts of my job is your well-being as I am one of the welfare officers at the School.

As I came to learn English in Newcastle I know how important the social life and practising English out of the classroom environment is! I promise that you will have the best time learning in Newcastle.

I am really friendly and always happy to help you with any problems  😊.

Looking forward to meeting you!



Hi! I’m Sarah.

I studied English at university and have been teaching since completing my CELTA in 2013. I have mainly taught at private language schools in the UK and Chile, to people from all over the world!

One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching for me is helping students on their language journey and seeing how they progress, whether that’s conversationally, academically, obtaining their IELTS or a job in an English speaking country. I love teaching students from such diverse backgrounds and learning about their cultures.
When not in the classroom, you can find me with my snowboard in the mountains, spending time at the beach or travelling and exploring a new place.

Looking forward to welcoming you to ILC!



Hi, my name is Richard. I studied English and Japanese at university before doing my CELTA in 2021. ILC is my first job in teaching and I am very excited to be starting my career here. 

I am extremely friendly and love talking to people. I adore meeting people from different countries and cultures, so I look forward to meeting my students and interacting with them. Most importantly, I will try my hardest to help my students improve and become the best they can be. 

Outside the classroom, I have a passion for music – I go to concerts and play the drums. Alongside this, I enjoy sports, reading and playing video games. 



Hey! I’m Seb, I studied Creative Music Technology at university and I play the piano and guitar. I’ve always loved teaching, so I decided to study CELTA and graduated in December of 2021.

I love meeting people from different countries and helping them develop as English speakers, seeing students progress is such a rewarding experience. I’ve had an amazing time teaching so far and I’m always excited to continue the process and meet new students. 

I love to stay active and play sports, so you’ll find me skiing down a mountain in the winter or playing some cricket on a summers day. I love to compose piano songs and electronic music production, so keep an eye out for me on Spotify! 

Looking forward to meeting you at ILC! 



Hi! I’m Paul and I’ve been an English teacher since completing my CELTA in Barcelona in 2012. I’ve taught general, business, exam and specialist English at several language schools in the UK and Spain, and over the past seven years have specialised in coordinating English courses for younger learners. I’ve also taught Pre-Sessional English at Newcastle University and lectured in Film and Television Studies at Northumbria, where I previously studied for 10 years. I’ve had my academic writing published in peer-reviewed journals and anthology texts and have spoken at several international conferences.

As an English teacher, I particularly enjoy being part of dynamic and interactive classrooms and love having the opportunity to learn about the lives and cultural backgrounds of students of all ages, and from every part of the world. Being able to assist students as they develop their English language skills, whether that’s for academic, professional or personal reasons, is always a great privilege.

Beyond teaching, I enjoy writing and producing music, watching films, travel, reading, running and football (though as a Manchester United fan that isn’t always a particularly enjoyable experience).

I hope to see you in one of our classrooms very soon!


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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 2021-2022.

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