Simon has worked in ELT for 20 years in the UK, Spain and Brazil, before joining UCT in 2014. Simon's areas of academic interest are systems of collocation, prosodic features of speech, IELTS training, and business development in ELT.
Warren has worked extensively in South Africa and the Middle East during his career and is completing his doctorate in Education at UCT. Warren's areas of academic interest are mobile-assisted language learning, adult education, models of teacher-training, and English for academic purposes.
Monica has over 15 years’ experience in the EFL industry as teacher, teacher-trainer, IELTS & Cambridge ESOL examiner and Academic Manager. Monica's areas of interest are in learner progression and assessment, teachers' continuing professional development, and systems and processes of academic management.
Alex has worked in a range of teaching, teacher-training and academic management positions in South Africa and the UK. His areas of academic interest include metacognitive learning strategies, lexical retention and recall, English for academic purposes, and curriculum development.
Christelle van Niekerk
Christelle moved from a career in chartered insurance into ELT in 2012, and has taught in London, Manchester and Cape Town, joining ELC in 2015. Her areas of academic interest include discourse in written production, lexical teaching approaches, and developing learner autonomy.
Charnell has 13 years of teaching and teacher training experience in Korea and South Africa. Her areas of academic interest include learner centred pedagogy, materials-light lesson planning, and teacher training.
Jan-Hendrik De Klerk
Jan moved into EFL from a career in IT in 2010 and has taught in Thailand and South Africa. His areas of academic interest are the use of technology in language learning, teaching English for academic purposes, and teacher development.
Kirsten worked for a Skills Development training company before joining the ELC team as their senior administrator. She handles all administrative matters in the department.