Meet the Team

Frederique Wilding

Director of Studies - Hastings

PGCE Modern Foreign Languages

Cambridge DELTA

BA (hons) Lancaster University

I have been teaching English for over 20 years and have worked in Brazil, France and the UK.  I believe in getting students to communicate in English as much as possible but I think accuracy must be balanced with fluency. The secret to progress in learning is plenty of practice and personalisation.

I teach:

  • General English
  • IELTS
  • Conversation/pronunciation classes

Bashar Obeyed

Teacher - Hastings

Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults  (module 1)

Trinity Cert TESOL

BA in English Linguistics

I have been teaching since 2009. I have taught in Syria, Dubai and the UK.

Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are the basic tools for learning any language and in my classes I try to provide a space where students can build their accuracy, comprehension and ability to be understood in a communicative context.

I teach:

  • General English
  • Conversation / pronunciation classes

Charles Hobbs

Teacher - Hastings

Trinity Cert TESOL

BA UEL/ Brighton University

I have been teaching English for over 10 years. I believe in creating a platform where students can feel safe making mistakes and benefit from language interaction with their peers. Repetition is the key to being able to use target language effectively in different situations. My classes aim to encourage students to be always upgrading their language.

I teach:

  • General English
  • Conversation/pronunciation classes
  • IELTS

Jon Dunham

Sales Executive

Before moving to Hastings I worked in the publishing industry in London for over 20 years.

In my youth I spent all my earnings on travel and as my career progressed I was fortunate enough to experience many cultures that have changed my life forever.

My philosophy: learn by mistakes, don’t dwell on them, life’s too short for that!

I am responsible for:

  • Maintaining contact with international agents
  • Promoting courses
  • Organising group visits to Shane Global

Andrea Lines

Marketing Executive

Trinity Cert TESOL

BA (hons) De Montford University

I am the Marketing Executive for UK schools and Saxoncourt Teacher Training. I write, maintain and update the marketing materials, including the website.

As the safeguarding lead I want everyone to feel that they are in a safe, comfortable environment.

If you have any comments / ideas, please come and chat to me at reception. I am always happy to have a chat!

Heidi Calton

Accommodation Officer

I am the Accommodation Officer for Shane Global English School in Hastings.

I arrange accommodation for our International students all year around with home stays who the local area, providing them with a wonderful opportunity to experience our culture and to improve their English by interacting with their hosts. If you prefer more independence I can arrange accommodation in Residents or a  Student House.

If you would like to host students, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Safwan Amir Baurak

Acting Sales and Marketing Manager

BA Business Management

As the Acting Sales and Marketing Manager for the UK schools, I offer my help to our agents and students when looking to find suitable English courses. I like to be seen as a friend by students, agents and colleagues. I will always find time to help in anyway I can.

I have worked in many different countries within large corporations, and have gained valuable experience which has enabled me to deal with a variety of cultures.

Vivienne Taylor

Principal - Caledonian Language School

PGCE ESOL

Cambridge CELTA

BA(hons) University of Edinburgh

I’ve been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1981. I now spend most of my time managing the school but I do like to keep my hand in and teach a few hours a week. Living in Scotland I take full advantage of the countryside and I enjoy hill-walking, skiing and sailing.

I teach

  • General English
  • Communication

Andy Stuckey

Teacher - Edinburgh

PGCE Secondary Education

Trinity Cert TESOL

Assessor/Verifier SQA

BA (hons) University of Surrey

I began teaching after graduating from university then moved to Greece for a year and then Edinburgh. I am actively involved in the ESOL community and am the ESOL coordinator for East Lothian Council. I have taught both adults and children in general English and I also prepare students for exams.

I teach:

  • General English
  • IELTS
  • FCE/CAE
  • SQA ESOL

Douglas Currie

Teacher - Edinburgh

MA Applied Linguistics – Edinburgh University

CELTA

BA Edinburgh University

I have been teaching since the mid 1970’s and have taught in Britain and overseas. I have a great deal of experience teaching students how to prepare for the major examinations.

I teach:

  • General English
  • IELTS
  • FCE/CAE

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