ELC Eastbourne has a team of friendly, experienced and professional teachers who are committed to helping you make the best progress that you can during your English language course. We have a small team of well-qualified permanent teachers, all with many years' teaching experience. In addition, we have around another 20-25 teachers who teach at ELC Eastbourne at different times of the year on a variety of courses.
Because most of our teachers have lived and worked in other countries, their experiences of different cultures and learning other languages means they understand what it is like to study in another country and how best to help their students.
ELC Eastbourne is committed to continuing professional development. Our teachers go to external conferences, workshops and seminars as well as the in-house teacher development programme at ELC Eastbourne. In this way they refresh and update their English teaching skills and methodology.
Mitch Mitchell DTEFLA Teacher
Mitch has taught at the school since 1990, having worked before as an engineer and a teacher of the trumpet. He is interested in Business English and methods of teaching pronunciation. He is also involved in our Overseas Teachers’ courses.
Mark Hill BA, DTEFLA Teacher
Mark became a teacher at ELC in 1990. He has specialised in teaching Cambridge examination classes and has recently been involved in our English for Business programme. He enjoys preparing students for the TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS examinations. He helped develop the Learning Centre. Mark enjoys swimming, gardening and painting. He has just completed a qualification in garden design and plans to set up his own company in his spare time.
Rolf Donald BA (Hons), MA Tesol, DTEFLA Assistant Academic Manager
Rolf is Head of Teacher Training and Assistant Academic Manager. He joined ELC in 1985 having previously taught English in Paris and on summer courses in England. For a number of years he worked on the Cambridge DELTA course run by ELC. He has also developed and taught on our courses for overseas teachers of English and led workshops for teachers in Switzerland and Poland. He is a Cambridge oral examiner and has been involved in producing training videos for Cambridge examiners. He is particularly interested in humanistic teaching techniques and develops on-line learning materials for the school.