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At Explore English, you will find our English teachers are supportive and culturally sensitive. Many of them have travelled the world and therefore have the knowledge of really making our students feel safe while they learn English in Melbourne. Our operations staff are dedicated to positive learning outcomes and love what they do. Please read the below profiles to learn more about us!

DR. SUSAN DELAHUNTY

DIRECTOR – INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY & GROWTH

In 2015, Dr Susan DELAHUNTY set up Explore English, a new, funky, boutique style ELICOS Centre in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. As the Director of the School, she oversees academic output and is also responsible for implementing and designing strategies to help strengthen and grow the Centre’s position in the marketplace. Prior to this project, Susan gained valuable teaching and managerial experience in Australia and overseas working in stand-alone ELICOS schools as well as University and TAFE language Centres.

In fact, Susan has over 20 years’ experience in the teaching industry and maintains her membership with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Her two Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) and Education (Special Needs) has equipped her with the expertise to devise teaching and learning strategies that support a range of diverse international students. Her overseas experience lies in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Malaysia and Japan. Susan has maintained an interest in those who cross international borders to learn English, particularly students from the Middle Eastern Gulf. To this extent, her PhD thesis illustrated the stories of Middle Eastern Gulf female university students in Australia. More recently, Susan was a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards for the state of Victoria.

Our Office Team

LUCIANNA HARVANKOVA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDIES

Lucianna comes from a family involved in English Language teaching and therefore she was destined to become a teacher herself. She is an energetic and passionate teacher that forms close bonds with her students. Her previous experience includes teaching English in Europe (Slovakia, Russia and Italy) to a diverse cohort of students. In Australia, Lucianna has worked for government and private education institutions in Melbourne teaching General English, English for Academic Purposes and Exam Preparation courses. Her global experience and exposure in a multicultural environment has equipped her with the skills to provide a safe and quality learning setting to international students. Her language skills include Slovak, German and French.

ELLY BEOLCHI

SENIOR TEACHER

Elly is the Teacher/Marketing Specialist at Explore English and has a very versatile and bubbly personality with a genuine and contagious passion for foreign languages! She started off her career as an Interpreter and Translator in Milan, providing language services to multinationals and businessmen. She holds a Bachelor of Interpreting and Translating in English and French with a specialisation in adapting texts for movie dubbing and subtitles.

DANIEL MCEVOY

MARKETING & BRAND MANAGER

Originally having studied traditional art & painting, Daniel loves to mix his passion for art and design into all of his work, with creativity and innovation leading his approach toward marketing and branding throughout all the companies he has have worked for.

Having history working in publishing, elite sports and events, Daniel brings an energetic approach to problem-solving and developing new marketing strategies to strengthen brands and engage audiences.

JORGE GOMEZ

FINANCE OFFICER

I am originally from Colombia, but long time ago I decided to move to Australia for better career opportunities. I fully embraced the Australian culture, however I love working in an international environment.

Passion and dedication under good principles have been my milestones to achieve several goals. One of them is being part of the fantastic Explore English Team.

I invite you to follow your dreams and cross your journey with similar thoughts. I can guarantee that it will bring you not only satisfaction but also peace and happiness as it has happened to me.

EDUARDO BERMUDEZ

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER

I am passionate about how to drive companies to implement innovative solutions that will have a dramatic impact on their revenue. I believe in the power of marketing as a tool to increase sales and create a lasting brand awareness on the existing markets and the ones to come.

Giving an excellent customer service is for me a key factor in evolving clients from simple customers to referral makers, opening doors where the business I represent operate.

Since I transferred to the Education sector, I have reflected in my actions the skills students demonstrate each day. The courage to improve issue day, the capacity to bounce ideas, learn from my mistakes and to give my best in each situation.

TATIANA ORREGO

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Tatiana is our South American Marketing specialist who originates from Colombia. She is currently an international student herself studying business and project management at university here in Melbourne.

Just like our ELICOS students, Tatiana came to Australia to learn English and really understands what it is like to be in a new country far away from home.

Our students love her because she relates personally to what they are going through and is always on hand to provide them with guidance.

PAULINE DRAYTON

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Pauline, originally an English Teacher, has worked in the International Education Sector for 20 years. Her experience includes Management in International TAFE Offices, Marketing Consultation in the University and TAFE sectors and working in Management in two large offshore education consultancies. Pauline’s international consultancy work for MCIE and Explore English now concentrates on South East Asia and the Sub Continent but she has also worked in North Asia, the Middle East, Bhutan and South America.

RISA OSHIDA

MARKETING SPECIALIST

I am RISA and I come from Japan. I studied English in two native English speaking countries – Australia and Canada. I really liked my experience as an international student because in my current position as a Marketing Specialist, I can really talk about the classroom experience. For me, learning English wasn’t easy, but when you have kind, passionate and culturally sensitive teachers, it makes that whole experience worthwhile. I like to think I am pretty fluent now!

I love travelling and have been to nearly all the main cities in Australia and America. Travelling and studying really built up my confidence and here in Australia, I really got to appreciate Melbourne’s multicultural environment.

MOLLY HU

MARKETING SPECIALIST

With previous experience from Communication University of China, CHINA CITIC BANK and in a RTO role at Peking University, Molly has sound knowledge of the ESOS Act (Education Services for Overseas Students), National Code (National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students) and VRQA Guidelines.

SANDRA FILIPOWICZ

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CO-ORDINATOR

My career has been driven through my desire to achieve my goals and make a difference through assisting others to achieve their dreams and objectives. I have enjoyed building my career across the community services sector which has included human services and rehabilitation services. While working full time in Human Resources, I also completed a Degree in Management (Human Resource). All in all, I have worked in the Human Resources sector for 16 years with national and international brands. These employment experiences certainly developed my skills and knowledge in Human Resource practices; from intuitive leadership, people and culture engagement, work force diversity, emotional intelligence and resilience to career development.

EDWARD CHUNG

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS MANAGER

Edward has worked in the international education industry for 10 years. He worked as an agent for most of his career and has built successful relationships with students and schools from a wide range of backgrounds such as Korean, Japanese and other Asian students in Australia.

He has also worked as an Account Manager in an advertising agency, English teacher in Korea, and an International Student Education Consultant, which has helped him to build an extensive knowledge and develop a high degree of professionalism in business development and with interacting and managing clients.

ANETA BIELOWIEZEC

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Aneta first came to Australia with very little English at the age of 19. She has a clear understanding of how our students feel when they have to adapt to a different culture and learn a new language. After studying English, Aneta completed a Certificate III in International Hotel Operations in Adelaide, before doing a Diploma in Switzerland at the Les Roches School of Hotel Management. Following a calling for change and adventure, she then moved to the UK for almost 2 years where she completed her internship and acquired a BA with Honours in Hotel Management.

Finally, after returning home to Poland and managing her family business for several years she decided to come back to Australia. Aneta recently joined our team as Administration Assistant and she hopes that she can support our students, so they enjoy their journey with Explore English.

LANDER FERRERO

FRONT OF HOUSE – STUDENT SUPPORT

Lander Ferrero Ambrosio is the front receptionist and the face of Explore English. Lander has exceptional communicative skills which is clearly demonstrated when he meets our students and helps them with their enquiries. For some of these new students, this is their first experience at a language school and being exposed to the Australian culture.

Due to the fact that Lander is fluent in Basque, Italian, Spanish and English, he understands the students’ situations as there is no language barrier, particularly with the lower levels. He can quickly put them at ease and provide effective and culturally sensitive assistance.

Our English Teachers

CAROL MORGAN

ENGLISH LANGAUGE TEACHER

I’m from a city called York in the North of England. I first started teaching 3 years ago when I completed my CELTA certificate after graduating from Northumbria University in English Language Studies.

I then moved to Valencia in Spain in 2014, where I taught English to various ages and levels of Spanish students. Teaching English to monolinguals was fun, I was able to learn about their difficulties with speaking and understanding English. I also got to experience a new culture and relate to the difficulties with adapting to a new place, culture, and language.

My time in Spain allowed me to progress personally and professionally and find my niche within teaching.

3 years later I decided to make a new adventure in Australia, so now I am here in Melbourne at Explore English.

BIANCA LAVER

ENGLISH LANGAUGE TEACHER

Originally from England, Bianca has lived in America, Nepal, China and Australia.  She completed her first degree in Acting in London, a TESOL degree, and is now finishing her nursing degree here in Australia.  

She has worked in the voluntary sector in Nepal helping promote healthcare and well being, along with building the education and housing sectors and working with children with low English from underprivileged backgrounds. Being a teacher drives her passion for promoting education and creativity for learning and she believes it is all about making learning fun! 

Living in many different countries has helped her to adapt to any situation and she strives to push and challenge her students to develop their English skills through confidence. Anything is possible when you have the rights goals ambition, and an open mind 🙂 

MARCUS CARDEN

ENGLISH LANGAUGE TEACHER

Marcus has over 4 years’ international experience teaching English as a second language and has worked in provocative destinations such as Kenya, Ghana and Vietnam, as well as Britain.

During his diverse teaching experiences, Marcus has gained insight into the different learning needs of various cultures. Always passionate about teaching and focused on developing strong professional relationships with his students, Marcus believes in a friendly open atmosphere in the classroom.

As well as holding a Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Marcus holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and takes pride in having an inclusive classroom for all cultures and backgrounds.

ANDREA EZROVA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Andrea holds a Master Degree in English Linguistics, Literature, Didactics and Pedagogy; Language Awareness Course Certificate (IHLAC); International House Certificate in Business English Teaching (IHBET); Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Adult Speakers of other languages (CELTA); IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners IHCYL. She attended NEAS Session on Practical Assessment Validation and is keen on developing her teaching skills even more in the future. 

Andrea has been working as a teacher for more than 9 years. She started her career off as a General English, Business English and Young Learner’s teacher and whilst she has many years experience and qualifications, she particularly specialises in Exam Preparation Courses – PTE ACADEMIC and Curriculum and Assessment development.

MARTIN LEE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

I grew up in Victoria and have a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Melbourne and a CELTA from the ELT Hub in Strasbourg, France.

I recently moved back to Melbourne from Tokyo, where I worked in a sales role for several years. Prior to that I studied in France for a year and both of these stints overseas allow me to understand on a personal level the challenges that might be faced by foreign students in Melbourne.

I’ve enjoyed a well-rounded experience of tertiary education in Melbourne with a year as an English teacher and several years as a university advisor.

My favourite part about ESL teaching is to share with students a relaxed space in the classroom in which they feel comfortable enough to experiment with new words and phrases.

SARAH WOLTON

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Sarah holds a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from Canterbury Christ Church University and a Cert IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Trinity College, London. She shows an eagerness to continue developing her teaching skills and qualifications further. Sarah started her teaching career working in primary education before moving on to teaching English. Her love of languages and meeting new people from different cultures are the reasons she loves teaching English and Melbourne is the place to be due to the multi-cultural environment.

Sarah has over five years of experience teaching at International Schools and Language Centres, as well as working as a private tutor. She has lived and worked in England, China and Australia, so understands the learning experience that moving to a new country presents, particularly when having to adapt to a new culture or learn a new language. Sarah, a native English speaker from the UK, is currently studying Spanish and so understands the challenges students can face when learning a new language. She has taught a diverse range of students from all over the world.

SHAHIN AGAH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

I am a Melbourne university graduate who has two masters in English, one in TESOL and one in English literature and language. Having 8 years of teaching experience in EFL/ESL education and three years in tertiary education, I am dedicated to providing the highest quality of educational service at all times for my students.

My all-consuming passion for teaching English stems from the delirious joy that I receive when I am a witness to my students’ making progress and gaining the capability to realise their dreams. My skill at gaining a profound and clear understanding of my pupils’ exact needs, coupled with my encyclopaedic knowledge of English language and literature, has assisted me in developing an excellent rapport with my students throughout my professional career. Here at Explore English, as a superb, culturally sensitive communicator, I try my hardest to provide the students with a pleasant classroom ambiance in which they can get an unrivalled experience of learning English.

MONICA SANTOS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Born in the north of Argentina, Mónica is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and holds an English Language and Literature degree from the same University.

With almost 10 years of experience in the art of teaching, Mónica has a passion for transmitting all her academic and practical knowledge.

She is truly a great believer in the importance of English as an International Language to promote bilingual and intercultural communication and to protect the identity of the world’s rich cultures and diverse communities.

ANNA YOUNG

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Anna has a Bachelor Degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language and has earned Cambridge ESOL Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). Anna is  highly compassionate teacher with  10  years of hands-on teaching experience. She has taught in Russia, China and Australia.
She is committed to inculcating a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through teaching the fundamentals of the English language. Anna can develop and implement creative, hands-on curriculum that reaches every student`s learning style and ability, empowering students to succeed and realize their individual goals. 

MARZENA KRAWCZAK

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Marzena, came to Australia 6 months ago from Poland, where she had worked as a history and English teacher. She has a Masters degree in History and European Studies from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and is completing a PhD in Modern European History with a focus on social issues during Poland’s communistic period. She comes from a long line of educators, dating back to her great-grandfather and takes great pride in being able to say that it is her calling and mission to teach English with a smile. She is dedicated to her work and students and is very keen on gaining new teaching experience here in Australia.

MARJAN KHADEMI

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

The very first time I started teaching English was back in 1996 as a private ESL tutor for high school students preparing for University entrance tests and ESL exams and the like.

After graduating in 2009 with my masters in teaching English, I started my career as a TEFL teacher in a Persian university before moving to Australia.

ANDREW WADDELL

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Andrew has a Master in TESOL and Literacy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a BA (20th Century History and Asian Politics. He has been teaching English for almost 20 years, working in High Schools, Universities and educational organisations around the world. Having lived and worked in China and Turkey he understands the challenges of living and working in a foreign country.

He is particularly interested in how the brain works and how people learn and builds these learning skills into all his lessons so that students can develop skills that enable them to develop important skills for life.

 

ELENA FERMANIS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

Elena is truly an international person. She has studied abroad in London and Prague, as well as taught English in China. Having Greek parents has allowed her to grow up in a bilingual environment, so she understands the linguistic challenges that students face. In order to help students improve their English, Elena’s classroom is relaxed, inclusive, and filled with fun activities.