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.
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.
Nicoletta di Gia
Nicoletta has over 18 years experience in the EFL industry and has been a teacher, TEFL trainer, academic director and school owner. She has worked in Italy, Malta, the US and South Africa. Nicoletta is passionate about intercultural communication, course design and teacher training. Her interests lie in Academic English and English for Specific Purposes, having taught Aviation, Maritime, Medical, Business, Legal English and English for Yoga.
Loren has been working at UCT for the last four years and joined the English Language Centre (ELC) in 2018. As well as reception and admin duties, she also manages the ELC Social Programme.