Meet the Staff

Principal

Kerem ŞAHİN

“Welcome to Language UK, Canterbury, England.”

“ Wherever you come from, the ability to speak English opens up a huge range of opportunities for you, whether those opportunities are at work, for travel and leisure, for further education, or just for fun.”

Director of Studies – Cambridge CELTA, DELTA, YL, QTS, DSL, Teacher Trainer

Kasia Malkowska

Kasia, originally from Poland, has been teaching English for nearly 15 years. She has been passionate about the culture of English language from a very young age and within her career she worked with students of all ages from all over the world. She has not only taught in Europe but also Asia and Latin America. She then decided to get qualified as a teacher trainer, to be able to share her experience with other teachers. Her hobbies include travelling, dancing and learning foreign languages.

Administration Assistant and Teacher
Owen McLean
Owen has a CERT TESOL Level 3 which was obtained during his years at the University of Hull. He graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and is now furthering his career in the ESL industry. He taught at a bilingual secondary school in Spain for a year, helping students with their English and hosted afterschool lessons to help students prepare for the Trinity exam.

Trinity College DipTESOL – Teacher

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams has a diploma in teaching English as a Foreign Language and she has been teaching for 12 years. She has worked in China, Thailand, Indonesia and Italy as well as in the UK. Amanda has taught all age groups. She was team manager in China where she designed a course outline and materials for a multimedia based programme. Amanda also has experience in teaching Business and Medical English.

Part time Teacher – RSA TEFL

Virginia D B De Costa

Virginia has worked as a TEFL teacher since 1982, prior to this she worked as a French teacher and a translator with UN agencies in the UK and Africa. Virginia speaks fluent French, Spanish and Italian. She also has a working knowledge of German. Virginia works part time at the school and is a wonderful teacher to have.

Teacher

Georgia Hurley

Coming Soon

 

Head of Operations and Safeguarding

Verity Sessions

As our Head of Operations and Safeguarding Verity plays an integral part of ensuring our school runs smoothly and that all our students and staff are happy.  Verity Joined our team in 2011 when she returned to the UK after spending many years abroad working in the Fashion Industry and living in Vietnam, Thailand, and India.

When Verity is not at our school, she is a mentor and volunteer for the Young Lives Foundation, or can be found camping off grid in her recently converted campervan.

Accommodation Officer

Joanna Galek

Joanna joined our school as Accommodation Officer in January 2020. She has a diploma in Finance from Higher School of Banking and over 7+ years office experience. Joanna has spent the last year training in all aspects of accommodation both homestay and residential including managing our quarantine residential for all students. she is currently qualified in  Safeguarding Level 3 with Kent and Medway safeguarding board.

Originally from Poland, living in England for last 15 years.

Joanna is very family orientated, loves spending time altogether and likes to be out and about.  She loves photography and traveling whenever she can. She played handball nationally in Poland for more than 10 years.

Accreditation and Academic Consultant

Ece INAN

Maintenance

Suleyman Erdogan

Coming Soon

MA,TESOL – Teacher Trainer

Giulia Revelli

Born and raised bilingual, Giulia has over 17 years of teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. Giulia has got CELTA, DELTA and a Master’s Degree and has worked for many language and state schools, covering different roles from EFL Teacher to Teacher Trainer, Assistant Director of Studies and Director of Studies. Giulia has a passion for foreign languages and travelling. She enjoys doing sport, playing guitar, reading books and hosting dinner parties for friends and family.

 

Marketing Director & School Founder – RSA Diploma

Joanna Sessions

Joanna is a diploma-qualified teacher with more than 20 years’ experience teaching English. She has worked in London, Oxford, Mexico, Spain and the UK. Before starting LanguageUK, she worked as an Academic Manager, Head of Teacher Recruitment and Manager of the Advanced English department. In addition to being experienced in teacher training, she has also been an examiner for the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) and IELTS. Joanna has managed LanguageUK since 2008

Sales and Marketing

Jonathan Allan

Jonathan has spent the last 17 years working in the International Education sector both as an English Teacher in Brazil and Chile, School Principal and in various International Sales and Marketing roles for accredited language schools. Jonathan  started his career as an EFL teacher in Brazil where he set up his own language school and is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

Sales & Marketing / Teacher – MA, CELTA, DELTA

Csili Szajko

Csili (Chili) is a Masters, CELTA and DELTA trained teacher with 14 years of teaching experience in Europe, North and Central America. She has been working in student recruitment and marketing with other prestigious schools for the past 4 years. She’s also a Cambridge examiner and an OET interlocutor. Her passions are travelling the world, baking and dancing salsa.

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