Event Speakers

Anne Vella

Anne Vella

An extroverted introvert with a passion for teaching.  Working in the EFL Sector is something I find immensely rewarding as we have a positive impact on so many lives.

Chia Suan Chong

Chia Suan Chong

Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and teacher trainer. She’s the author of Successful International Communication and is currently working on an adult course series with National Geographic Learning.

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell is the Head of Training and Development with the Centre of English Studies. In this context he is the project lead on the Eaquals SDC Community of Practice.

Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham, a consultant and writer, has worked in ELT since 1981 in over 30 countries. He is one of the founders of ELT Footprint, a 2020 ELTon winner.

Duncan Foord

Duncan Foord

35 years’ experience in language teaching, including teacher training, school leadership and management and ELT writing. Lead trainer on the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course.

George Pickering

George Pickering

George Pickering is an educational coach, trainer and consultant who has worked in over 65 countries. He is the academic director of the English UK Diploma in English Language Teaching Management (DELTM) and is a senior inspector of language schools in the UK (Accreditation UK).

Jacqueline Einer

Jacqueline Einer

English language teacher for 29 years; series editor and a co-author of the Beyond the Boundaries course book series; helped develop the English of Maths and Science strand at SL.

Joanne Mitten

Joanne Mitten

Joanne Mitten has worked in both the UK Post Primary Sector and the English Language Teaching sector as a teacher, materials writer, academic manager and HR manager since 2009.  As part of her role as HR and QA Manager with ATC Language Schools, Joanne is responsible for the management of the safe return to schools and the welfare of staff during the current COVID-19 crisis, while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere and high academic standards.

Jon Imaz

Jon Imaz

Joseph Baker

Joseph Baker

Joseph Baker is a DELTA qualified teacher, currently Director of Studies at IH Manchester. He began his career in ELT in 2012 and joined IH Manchester in 2014 as a teacher. Here is helps oversee the English language teaching department including course development and continuous professional development.

Justin Quinn

Eaquals Chair

Justin Quinn

Eaquals Chair

Justin Quinn is the Chair of Eaquals and the CEO of Centre of English Studies.
CES has schools in the UK, Ireland, Taiwan and Canada.

Kaan Kağnıcıoğlu

Kaan Kağnıcıoğlu

Born in 2002, 18 years old. Living in Turkey, Eskişehir. Graduated from Highschool last year. Currently studying at Ozyegin University, prep student. Will be studying Electric-Electronic Engineering next year. 

Lou McLaughlin

Executive Director, Eaquals

Lou McLaughlin

Executive Director, Eaquals

Ludka Kotarska

Ludka Kotarska

Mark Rendell

Mark Rendell

Mark Rendell is CEO of IH London and Vice Chair of English UK. He used to travel the world but now he spends a lot of time at home in South London. 

Nergis Uyan

Nergis Uyan

Graduate of METU FLE Department and Bilkent University Master on Management in Education, completed Cambridge University DTEFLA and ADEM Diploma Programmes. Worked at Bilkent University School of English Language for 15 years in different roles and has been working as the director of the Ozyegin University School of Languages since 2010.

Omar Aguilar

Omar Aguilar

I’m 36 years old, I’m from Mexico City. My parents have been my clutch to cheer me. I had dreamed of living abroad since I was a teenager. Now here I’m, never is late just trust in yourself and do it. My phrase is “A new day for smiling”.

Paola Thiella

Paola Thiella

Following a masters at Oxford University, I started teaching at The London School. I am passionate about music and love seeing how rhythm can aid English learners of all ages.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a teacher and the Founder Chair of Eaquals. He is the co-founder of AISLi, the Italian quality association of language schools, and co-wrote the Council of Europe’s Guide to Quality in Language Education with Frank Heyworth.

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He received awards from the British Council ELTONS, the Times Higher and the University of Westminster for his work in the use of ICT in education. He is especially known for his  work in using technology to enhance feedback, teaching online and blended/flipped learning. Russell was previously a Principal Educational Technologist at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminster. He currently works as a consultant on educational technology at Kings College University London and as an associate trainer at NILE. where he teachers on the MA programme and runs courses in blended/flipped learning. He has more than 59,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and 11,000 subscribers on his popular newsletter.

Selma Tamdogan Calıskan

Selma Tamdogan Calıskan

Silvana Richardson

Silvana Richardson

Silvana Richardson is Head of Teacher Development at Bell, Academic Director of Bell Teacher Campus and Programme Quality Manager at The Bell Foundation. She has over 30 years of experience working in the EFL, ESOL, EAL and MFL fields in various roles- teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, trainer trainer, quality assurance inspector, consultant, writer, speaker at international conferences.


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