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Some of ourTeachers

Mr Tom Hudd  

British, Cross Cultural Competence and CELTA qualified English Teacher. Before joining ES Dubai, Tom spent 3 years teaching English as a foreign language in Italy at a Trinity College London test centre.

Tom takes huge pride in assisting our international students to improve their English skills as well as growing their confidence in a hard working but fun environment. Tom is also an avid football fan, and is currently organizing the first ES football club.

Ms Ivana Harris

British, ESL teacher with 13 years experience.  Alec is CELTA qualified, as well as a possessTEFL qualified teacher from London, England, with over 5 years teaching experience in both the UK and the UAE. Ivana has a degree in International Business from Florida University, and is fluent in Spanish and Arabic.

Ivana’s classes are always friendly and lively, and her sunny personality creates a stimulating, caring and positive environment for her students.

Mr Scott McGowan

Scott achieved an Honours Degree 2:1 in History and Politics and PGDE in Adult Education in his home city of Glasgow, Scotland, as well us being TEFL certified. Scott also taught English Literature, Economics and Communication before focusing on language teaching in Dubai.

He is passionate educator and loves the day-to-day interaction with students from all over the world. His interests include film and cinematic history, music and travel. 

Mr Simon Katz

CELTA qualified teacher from New Zeeland, with 2 years experience teaching English in Granada, Spain. Simon is an International Relations and Spanish graduate who loves interacting with other cultures and travelling.

His lessons are structured, interactive and fun, and he is always able to engage with his class and students, making them feel comfortable and at ease.

Mr Mac Ghellai

CELTA qualified American teacher, from Boston. Mac is an Accounting graduate who discovered his passion for teaching whilst tutoring freshman students at his university.

Mac completed his teaching qualification at International House London, and then went on to teach in Qatar and the UAE. Mac is a very active and dynamic teacher who loves to take his students out of the classroom and organise field trips where they are able to practise their language skills in real life situations.

Ms Katie Bokan

American TEFL qualified teacher, with over 6 years of experience teaching English around the world, including three years of teaching pre-sessional English at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea.

Katie is a very dynamic, upbeat teacher, who believes learning a language should be fun. Katie’s lessons are engaging and encourage students to express themselves.

Teaching Quality

Teaching Style

At ES we focus on the objectives, needs and aims of our students to plan their studies. Our approach to teaching English is ‘Learner Centric’ and our learners are encouraged to participate actively in class and to make suggestions about topics of interest to them.  We aim to promote learner independence and to take into account their feedback when planning our lessons.


All our teachers are qualified, native English speakers, and many have years of experience. We also have a high ratio of Diploma and Masters qualified teachers at our school. 

All our teachers plan fast paced interactive lessons so that students are motivated to learn and our courses are interesting, relevant and enjoyable. 


As part of our efforts to improve student satisfaction, we carry out regular teacher evaluations. This process helps to maintain consistent standards for high quality teaching.

Student feedback is very important to us and is vital to our success. Feedback is gathered from students throughout their course, via a questionnaire. 

In 2016, most students rated teaching at ES Dubai as excellent.

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