Teaching Style

We take great pride in hand-picking highly experienced teachers who are passionate about teaching the English language and creating an amicable atmosphere in the classroom. Most of our teachers work full time at ES, which helps ensure that students have continuity in their learning experience and lessons. Our dedicated teachers are committed to working closely with students, in order to help them achieve their language goals.

Meet some of our teachers!

All our teachers are qualified and experienced native English speakers. We also have a high ratio of Diploma and Masters qualified teachers.

Ms. Nicky Advani

Nicky is an American, CELTA qualified English Teacher with over 18 years’ experience.

Mr. Gene Weir

Gene is a CELTA qualified teacher from Ireland, with over 12 years’ teaching experience.

Mr. Scott McGowan

Scott is a PGDE and TEFL qualified teacher from Scotland with experience teaching in UK colleges.

Ms. Jasmine Navarro

Jasmine is a CELTA and DELTA qualified English teacher from the UK, with 12 years’ experience at The British Council.

Ms. Mac Ghellai

Mac is a CELTA qualified American teacher from Boston, with teaching experience in the USA and UAE.

Mr Harry Nash

Harry is a CELTA qualified language teacher from Bournemouth, England and spent the last 5 years teaching EFL at Kaplan International English.

Ms Catharine Latham

Catharine is a DELTA qualified CELTA trainer from the UK, with 15 years’ experience at The British Council.

Mr Tom Parks

CELTA qualified Tom is from England and started his teaching career in Dubai several years ago.

Mr Callum Attwood

Callum is a TEFL/TESOL teacher from London, England who recently moved to the UAE to further his teaching career as a language teacher.

Mr. Tristan Palmer

BSc graduate and TEFL/TESOL qualified, Tristan is from England and has been teaching EFL, IELTS and CAE for the last 7 years, with teaching experience in the UK, Thailand, South Africa and the UAE.

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 take into account their feedback when planning our lessons.

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


As part of our efforts to improve student satisfaction, we carry out regular teacher evaluations every 6 weeks. 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 an online questionnaire.

The advice that I give to my students is to always work on themselves and be confident in their English, even when they feel they are making mistakes. It is very important to have confidence and to always try your best. The students that really improve are those who push themselves and are not afraid.

Tom Hudd, ES teacher from London, England