ELC Brighton has a very experienced and well-qualified management team who are committed to delivering the highest possible quality courses and services. The Chief Executive also has overall responsibility for ELC Eastbourne and English in Chester, the other schools in the group, and regularly visits them.
Phil Hopkins MA (TESOL), BSc (Hons), DTEFLA Chief Executive
Phil has overall responsibility for the charity and the 2 schools it operates - ELC Brighton, English in Chester and ELC Eastbourne. Day-to-day he is primarily responsible for strategic direction, administration and marketing. He is also the designated Child Protection Officer. Phil joined ELC in 2001. He has over 30 years' experience in ELT, as a Principal, director of studies, teacher trainer (CELTA and DELTA) and teacher in the UK, Greece, Spain and Kuwait. Phil speaks French, Spanish and some Greek.
Peter Tamkin BA (Hons), PGCE (TESOL), DTEFLA Academic Director
Peter is responsible for teaching and courses at ELC Brighton. He has more than 30 years' ELT experience in the Sudan, Spain, Brazil and the UK. He joined ELC in 1990 and has taught on the whole range of our courses. He particularly enjoys teaching business English. Before joining ELC he was the Head of ESL at a large secondary school in London for 5 years.