All of our teachers are highly qualified and ready to help you to make the most of your time in class. Teachers hold a minimum of a degree and an English Language Teaching certificate. All approved English Language Teacher Training courses must include a certain amount of classroom practise, so even a new teacher has experience of teaching students.
We never discriminate against any teacher based on where they come from, but all of our teachers either are native speakers or have a near-native level of fluency. Because English has such an important position as a lingua franca around the world, it’s good for students to gain experience of listening to all kinds of English speakers, their dialects and their accents. At DCE, you will have this opportunity, and your listening abilities will improve as a result.
Our teachers’ goal is your improvement. To that end, they will bring a range of resources and materials to help you to understand and practise the grammar and vocabulary covered in the classes. They will work with you to help you overcome all of your difficulties, and achieve your own language learning targets. They are here to help you, so please don’t be afraid to ask them any questions!
Below, you can meet some of our teachers…
My motto is “Life should be lived to the fullest!” I believe that you should love and be passionate about everything you do. I have travelled far and wide, lived in unique places and engaged in thrilling activities. All of this has shown me that I love watching people learn, grow and have experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Let me help you have the language experience of a lifetime.
Director of Studies
A teacher with over 30 years classroom experience who respects the ability of each student and endeavours to motivate them on to do better. Very passionate for the job with an ability to reach out to students and create a relationship of mutual trust. Try to be creative and inspiring while at the same time ensuring that the college’s carefully planned syllabus is followed which has been designed to make sure that the maximum progress in the students’ English course is achieved. A team player who is hardworking, extremely conscientious, reliable trustworthy and highly committed to the responsibilities of teaching.
Jolene is from Canada and has a BA in Anthropology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education , focusing on ESL and History. She has just returned to teaching after a 10 year break while she worked in the Financial industry. Previously, she taught in Korea, Mexico, Australia, Colombia and Vancouver. She is thrilled to be back in front of the classroom and providing students with a comprehensive experience (formal and informal language in American English and Irish/UK English) .
“My name is Sean Clarke and I’ve been a teacher in DCE since February, 2018.
Working in DCE has been a great experience for me as it’s my first teaching job since I finished my TEFL Course last year. During a typical day I teach 3 different classes (Upper-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced).
My usual teaching style is very diverse, and depends on what the students want to learn and what I feel they need more practice with. I also like to include many different types of games and activities to keep the classes feeling fresh and enjoyable. I’ve received a lot of great feedback from my students on these activities which has helped me to improve as a teacher and ensure that the students value what we’re doing in class.