Academic Excellence

The academic programme at Applied Language Studies House places an emphasis on every aspect of our student’s growth and development. We take advantage of the natural curiosity students possess by having our teachers present new information in creative ways and teach through exploratory experiences.


Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow Applied Language Studies House to offer an intimate and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

 

Our CELTA team

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Kateryna Protsenko

Certified CELTA MCT

Claire Steele

Certified CELTA MCT

Sarah Smith

Certified CELTA MCT

 

WHO-IS-WHO

Kateryna Protsenko

Certified CELTA MCT

Kateryna Protsenko has worked as an Academic Director and Director of Teacher Training at a big teacher training centre in in Kyiv, Ukraine, and has taught English and run pre-service and in-service training at schools and private language schools. In the recent years Kateryna has been doing a lot of teacher training and teacher trainer training in a number of countries, including Ukraine, Turkey, Lebanon, Thailand, the UK and Greece as a trainer on Cambridge CELT-P, CELT-S, CELTA and Delta courses, and as a Cambridge examiner for all exams. Kateryna has also attended and presented at major conferences in Ukraine, the UK, Spain and Poland in the past 3 years. Her main interest include psychology of learning, mentoring, coaching, and other aspects involved in making learning effective.

Claire Steele

Certified CELTA MCT

I’m Claire and I have worked in EFL/ESL as a teacher, trainer, manager and consultant worldwide, but mainly in the UK, Australia, Colombia and Greece. I have always been interested in inspiring students and teachers, so teacher development has always been my area of interest and career path. I’ve been very privileged to have worked with teachers all over the world in their contexts. I’m interested in student-centred learning, fostering creativity and critical-thinking in the classroom, reflective practice, and adapting materials to create a more dynamic and engaging learning experience. I also actively support inclusive classroom practices for all English teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (www.eltonix.com)

Sarah Smith

Certified CELTA MCT

I’m Sarah and I have worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Senegal, Japan, Ecuador and Turkey. I was a teacher and mentor in Thailand and France and am now based in Greece where I initially worked as an academic manager and a teacher trainer. My areas of interest are teacher training and development, reflective practice, student-centred learning, holistic child development, incorporating life skills in the classroom and encouraging a sense of progress through learning to learn techniques. I am also an advocate for inclusive classroom practices which provide a safe learning environment for all teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (www.eltonix.com)