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ELC Brighton Management staff

Our Management Team in Brighton

ELC Brighton has a very experienced and well-qualified management team who are committed to delivering the highest possible quality courses and services. Based in Brighton, they also have overall responsibility for ELC Eastbourne and regularly visit the school there.

Phil Hopkins - Chief Executive

Phil Hopkins MA (TESOL), BSc (Hons), DTEFLA Chief Executive

Phil has overall responsibility for the charity and the 2 schools it operates - ELC Brighton 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 nearly 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 - Academic Director

Peter Tamkin BA (Hons), PGCE (TESOL), DTEFLA Academic Director

Peter is responsible for teaching and courses at ELC. 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.

Janice Martin - Assistant Academic Director

Janice Martin MA (TESOL), Dip TESOL Assistant Academic Director

Janice joined ELC in 2008, having previously been Director of Studies at another British Council accredited language school in Sussex for 7 years. As well as supporting the Academic Director, Janice teaches on a range of courses. In addition, she is responsible for the progress and pastoral care of all long term students, for special groups and the Cambridge exam courses.