DIRECTOR Stephen, who is responsible for delivering the 4 week program, has worked as a senior teacher, lead teacher-trainer and Director of Studies and training in Spain, Britain and Mexico. During this time, he has held senior academic positions in the British Council, and has worked as an Academic Consultant developing teaching training programs for other prestigious training organizations. Stephen has developed and coordinated onsite and online training courses and has trained teachers for over ten years. He holds a Licentiate Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma, and an MA in TEFL.
TUTOR/STUDENT SERVICES Kerry has been working in the language field for many years. She has worked with and taught children and adults from various backgrounds. Initially she worked as a speech therapist in NYC and dealt with only bilingual and multilingual children. Throughout that time, she continued her education by extending her B.S. degree in speech therapy to be able to understand better and work with the bilingual/multi-lingual population and was trained in ESL. After several years of working within this context she decided to learn more about living and adapting to other cultures just as many of her students had. She first embarked upon this adventure in Mexico and then later moved to Spain. In order to be certified to teach in other countries she completed her Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in 2005. Upon completing the course, she continued to teach English in a variety of contexts and later went on to complete her MA degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Barcelona. Currently, she continues teaching English to adults and children, studying languages and learning about different cultures as well as conducting research and finally has become part of our team in Barcelona.
TUTOR June, a native of Chicago, has been a teacher for nearly twenty years. After earning her BA in Art History, she moved to Barcelona, where she became interested in teaching English. She later returned to the U.S. to get an MA in TESOL. While working towards this degree, she taught English to international students at the University of New Mexico and designed and supervised an alternative program for adults and "at risk" teenagers to help them attain basic literacy skills. After returning to Barcelona in 2000, she taught English at the University of Barcelona and the North American Institute. Currently, she is teaching English for Political Science at UAB and in-company business classes. For the past ten years, she has especially enjoyed working as a teacher trainer to help less experienced teachers gain some expertise in teaching English to non-native speakers. In her very little free time, June enjoys traveling and just chilling out on her rooftop terrace.