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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!



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 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 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.



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.



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.



Mariluz is an accomplished sales professional with a proven ability to recruit international students from different markets and build meaningful and beneficial relationships with both agencies and students.

Her successful track record in meeting and exceeding KPIs comes from her being able to identify appropriate solutions for clients and by providing product advice and support.

Mariluz is focused on achieving targets and developing strategic partnerships across multiple channel types in the International Education Industry.

Mariluz is passionate about planning, creating & implementing marketing strategies to increase international student enrollments.



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.



For the better part of the past decade, Josh has worked in educational and research institutes throughout Asia. With a particular focus in Korea, where he facilitated international students’ participation and integration in a range of cross-cultural university programs.

Josh is also the first Australian student to achieve an MA from The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies Kyung Hee University. During this time, he learnt to overcome the linguistic and cultural challenges of studying in another country.

Now having returned to Australia, it is his overarching goal to combine his passion, experience and enthusiasm for the education sector for all Explore English students.



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.



Harumi was born and raised in Japan, by Sri Lankan parents. She attended the local schools in Japan and she is fluent in reading, writing and speaking in Japanese. She has a deep understanding of the unique Japanese culture.

Harumi obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administrations, in Florida USA. On completing her degree, she worked at seven-star hotel in Hawaii as a guest service agent and as a Japanese translator where she enjoyed meeting people from around the world.

In 2012, Harumi returned to Japan and worked for the Board of Education, teaching communication English at local Japanese elementary schools for 5 years.

Coming from a family with an aviation background, she enjoys traveling from her childhood days and experiencing various cultures. She strongly believes in “Global Citizens” and loves meeting people from various cultural backgrounds.



Dechen is an Italian who was born and grew up in the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, moving to Australia in 1999. Having lived in a few different countries, she is able to draw from her personal and professional experience in working in multicultural settings. Dechen has four years experience working as a teacher in an Islamic school, and four additional years in social work, mental health, and counseling. Dechen’s demeanor immediately puts people at ease, in welcoming new students and supporting them to achieve their personal and academic goals. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Masters of Mental Health specializing in Art Therapy. She is very passionate about our student’s welfare and advocacy.



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.



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.

Our English Teachers



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.



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.



David was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in a bilingual home. Both his parents came from the Soviet Union so he speaks Russian fluently. He was also lucky enough to travel through Central and South America where he learnt Latin Spanish. Since completing his CELTA studies, he has worked and lived in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the UK, so he understands the importance of moving to a new place and learning a language.

Coming from a customer service background, David enjoys communicating with people in a relaxed and friendly way. He brings these methods into the classroom. From his students, he asks for open discussion, a positive work ethic and a good sense of humour.

David’s classroom is a relaxed and friendly place where open discussion and learning from mistakes is encouraged.



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.



Sam is a CELTA qualified teacher with over two years of teaching experience in South Korea, the UK, Hungary and China. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a 2.1 in Geography, and he worked for various businesses, including Manchester United FC, during his three years living in London, UK. Originally from Scotland, Sam is a passionate footballer, mountaineer, traveler, and language learner, and he is currently in the process of improving his Korean! Sam considers himself to be a passionate teacher, who genuinely loves what he does. He wants his students to look forward to attending his classes, and for them to genuinely feel like their English is improving week on week. He wants his students to feel like they can be open with him regarding their learning needs, and for them to feel comfortable in a multicultural learning environment. 



Yuly came to Australia for the first time in 2010, after working for 2 years in Colombia for different English institutions and schools.   She started as an international student at RMIT University where she graduated from her Master’s degree in interpreting and translating Spanish – English and later on completed a Certificate IV in TESOL.   Back home, she had finished a bachelor’s degree in teaching foreign languages English – French from the University of Pamplona.   Enthusiasm and passion for teaching is what drives Yuly to keep students on the edge of their seats creating inclusive lesson plans to maintain pupils engaged and motivated. Having learned English herself from an early stage, she clearly understands the obstacles that students face on a daily basis.



Amy arrived in Australia in 2017. She is originally from Scotland where she obtained her Bachelors’ Degree in Music and subsequently became a music teacher. Since deciding to become an English teacher, Amy has lived and worked in Spain, China and Australia, and has obtained her Certificate IV in TESOL. She speaks Spanish and is currently learning French.

With almost 5 years of English language teaching experience and 9 years of teaching experience in total, she is equipped to teach students of all levels and abilities.

She likes exploring various teaching styles and loves to make active and engaging classes with lots of music and movement.





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.



Aumee grew up in the three largest English-speaking countries in the world: the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. A curious chap with a penchant for reading and a Rolodex of imaginary friends, his journey down the rabbit hole began in the Barnes and Nobles of Memorial City Mall in Houston, Texas. There, he would spend his weekends reading 90s young adult fiction and modern classics while his parents managed their restaurant. His first love was always the English language. As a CELTA qualified teacher, he has been teaching English all over the world. He has taught English to large classrooms of Chinese students in Beijing and to more intimate classrooms of Spanish students in Galicia. He has taught five levels of GE as well as EAP classes in Melbourne. Being raised in some of the multicultural cities in the world, Aumee loves meeting people from every corner of the planet. He speaks fluent Bengali and Hindi as well as un poquito español. He has lived in six countries on four continents and aspires to be a published travel writer.



Though born and raised in Australia, Ryan has travelled extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the South Pacific additionally living abroad in the French-Canadian city of Montreal. He offers a unique take on Australian life and culture, compared with his knowledge of other languages, customs and cultures. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Certificate IV in TESOL, further allowing him to teach his native tongue to all walks of life. Moreover, he has taught all levels of General English, IELTS and Academic English courses, has learned French as a second language and personally sat the IELTS. With this experience he is able to provide personalised tips on studying, given he can relate to and fully appreciate the challenges his students are going through in learning English as a second language.



Kate has an English language and linguistics degree from the UK and is a TEFL and CELTA qualified teacher. She has several years of teaching experience in South Korea, Italy and England, teaching a wide range of ages and abilities. Kate loves learning languages so she understands the needs and struggles of her students when they are studying English as a foreign language.   Kate has an editorial background and has worked for a number of magazines and companies as a writer and proofreader. She has brought her skills and understanding of grammar and lexis from her writing and editing background to the classroom, ensuring that her students come away from her lessons with the best possible understanding of the English language, an eye for detail & a passion for linguistics.   Kate likes to incorporate technology, media and fun activities into her classes and encourages discussions and integration between students.



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.




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 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.