TEFL training and administration teams

"EBC owes its TEFL training success to its team of experienced TEFL trainers and support staff. They are all professionals with years of experience." Tita Ashton – CEO

Years of TEFL training experience

EBC has years of TEFL training experience. EBC owes its success in TEFL training to its team of highly experienced TEFL trainers. They are professionals with years of classroom and international corporate teaching experience.

Our EBC trainers bring to our EBC international TEFL certificate course not only their advanced degrees in TEFL but also their years of EFL teaching experience gained from all over the world. At EBC we believe in continuous TEFL training so our TEFL trainers attend EFL courses and seminars to reinforce their existing knowledge and introduce them to new ideas in EFL teaching. Although they all have advanced EFL degrees, EBC supports and encourages further TEFL training studies and practical work.


TEFL trainers

John Magne-Erlandsen

John Magne-Erlandsen

Head of TEFL training

John has over 20 years of EFL teaching experience, is a state certified high school teacher and was a university teacher training professor for 10 years.

He holds two Bachelors Degree in Languages (English, German and the Nordic languages) from the University of Tromsoe in Norway. His degrees focus on the foundations of language namely: grammar, literature and history. He has a Masters Degree in Pedagogy from the University of Oslo in Norway where he concentrated on pedagogical theories, current concepts and means of information dissemination in the media. He also has a Masters Degree in the Didactics of Teaching Languages from The Teachers Training School of Oslo where the "communicative competence" theory was analysed in detail, giving light to how different nationalities can adapt most effectively to foreign language learning.

He has been actively giving teacher training lectures and has been running UNICEF summer camps for 11 year olds from all over the world. He has traveled extensively in Western Europe, the USA, Mexico, China and Egypt giving him that all-important sense of cultural understanding, a vital asset in the world of EFL teaching.

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Izabela Mania

Izabela Mania

Senior TEFL Trainer

Izabela has been an English teacher for more than 12 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and a Master’s Degree in TEFL from the Silesian University in Poland. As part of her studies, she did research at the University of the Third Age working with elderly learners. She has Cambridge CELTA certificate and DELTA diploma. Her professional interests include teaching academic English and teacher training.

Izabela has been teaching General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes and Exam classes. She has worked with adults, teenagers and young learners. Her professional experience includes working in language schools, summer schools, teacher training centres, colleges and universities in Poland, Italy, Spain and the UK.

What she likes most about teacher training is seeing the progress her trainees make in such a short time. She believes that being a teacher is a highly rewarding profession.

When she is not teaching, she loves travelling, taking photos and cycling.

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Barbara Simpson

Barbara Simpson

Senior TEFL Trainer

Barbara has been a teacher for more years than she'd like to admit, but those years have given Barbara a wide range and depth of teaching experience and skills.

Barbara ran an in-house English programme for Japanese exchange students in Canada.

In addition to teaching, Barbara has also worked in the private sector. This experience has given her a solid foundation of knowledge for Business English training.

Barbara has excellent interpersonal skills, she is a good communicator and a good listener. She works hard and pays attention to detail, she expects the same from her students. Barbara also has a strong interest in other cultures and countries and will do everything she can to help her students reach their goals.


TEFL training program administration team

Just as important as the EBC TEFL training program team of trainers is our administration team. Our administration team is there to help you through every step of your training from your first contact with EBC through to and beyond the end of your EBC TEFL training program. If you ever need help or advice, one of our team members will always help you out.

William Hayward

William Hayward

TEFL training program centre coordinator

William was born in London and has spent his growing up years between the UK, the USA and Spain.

William is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is a permanent resident of Madrid, making him an invaluable source of information and advice for our course students in Madrid.

William's hobbies include photography, golf and show jumping. He also loves to travel and (as he works in Madrid) dance the night away in discos.

Being young, dynamic and dedicated to his job, William is always ready to help students have a good time in Madrid.

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TEFL training leadership team

Tita Ashton

Tita Ashton

EBC TEFL training program owner and CEO

Tita has lived, worked and studied in the major cities of the world namely: New York, San Francisco, Manila, Paris, London and Madrid. She has been in corporate business for the last 20 years and she holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Masters Degree in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. She has attended the following universities: New York University, University of Greenwich and Maryknoll College.

The majority of her career has been in Investment Banking, Finance, Business Consultancy, Information Technology and Telecommunications. In 1995, EBC y Asociados Idiomas was founded when she saw the need for a language consultancy staffed by teachers who were not just trained educators but who also possessed actual corporate experience.

In 2002 to meet her own company's need for qualified EFL teachers, the EBC International TEFL Certificate course was launched. As she continuously recruits EFL teachers for her multinational clientèle, she knows exactly what the job market requires and as such the EBC TEFL International Certificate was designed and developed to be an intensive, practical and hands-on programme.

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Jim Ross

Jim Ross

COO

Jim is an ex-Wall Street and City of London Business Consultant, he's also a trained teacher with a B. Ed. in English. Over the last 20 years he has held senior management positions with the following blue-chip companies in the banking, finance and manufacturing sectors: ABN AMRO, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Seiko, Bell Communications, Merrill Lynch, MHT, Lucas World Services and BBVA.

Jim brings a wealth of knowledge to EBC pertaining to the day-to-day management and performance of the training centre. His technical knowledge of how successful businesses are run, plus his implementation of quality control procedures, continually ensure that you get up-to-date, quality, value for money training. Jim's also a good LinkedIn networking source with 500+ contacts from many sectors.


Additional information

Information about EBC TEFL Courses. What is EBC? What does EBC do? Our journey. Our insight. Our commitment to quality.

Information about EBC TEFL Courses

Information about EBC TEFL Courses. What is EBC? What does EBC do? Our journey. Our insight. Our commitment to quality.

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