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ELC Brighton Academic Team

Our Academic Team in Brighton

ELC Brighton is very proud of its team of friendly, experienced and professional teachers who are committed to making your stay a successful learning experience. We have a team of 7 highly-qualified permanent teachers, all with many years teaching experience. In addition, we have another 30-40 teachers who work for us at different times of the year on different courses.

Nearly all of the teachers have worked abroad in different countries so understand what it is like to live in another country and learn a new language and culture.

Our teachers regularly attend external conferences, workshops and seminars as well as the programme organised in ELC Brighton. This means they are continuously refreshing and updating their teaching skills and methodology.

Simon Cummings - Teacher

Simon Cummings MA, DELTA Teacher

Simon has been teaching English since 1996 before which he worked as an accountant for twelve years. Since becoming a teacher he has worked in Croatia, Thailand, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. He teaches on general English, business courses and specialises in IELTS and has been an examiner for six years. When not working Simon likes nothing more than to relax with a book, listen to music or watch a film.

Matthew Devere - Head of Business English

Matthew Devere BA (Hons), DTEFLA, Cert IBET Head of Business English

Matthew joined ELC in 2010. He has been teaching English for more than 10 years, in Barcelona and in the UK, and in most of that time has specialised in teaching Business English. He has a degree in economics and prior to becoming a teacher he worked for the Inland Revenue and Mobil Gas for 10 years. Matthew speaks very good Spanish and some Catalan. In his spare time he enjoys DIY and gardening, playing the guitar and spending time with his children.

Steve Jones - Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Steve Jones BA (Hons), DTEFLA Teacher/Teacher Trainer

Steve joined ELC permanently in 2001, having taught for ELC for many years during the summers. Steve teaches on all of our courses but specialises in examination courses (IELTS, FCE, CAE, LCCI) and teacher training. He is an IELTS examiner and also an oral examiner for FCE, CAE and CPE. In addition, Steve enjoys representing ELC on marketing trips to Spain and Japan. Before joining ELC, Steve taught in Spain for 16 years so speaks Spanish fluently. He also speaks very good French and visits both countries every year to visit friends and enjoy the wonderful wine and food.

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