On The Move
Chris McMahon
Chris McMahon has joined the Administration Team at ACET in Cork, Ireland. He brings with him a wealth of international experience, most recently holding an English Teaching position in Seoul. In his new role at ACET, Chris will be responsible for clients' bookings, general administration, and the social programme. Chris is a valuable asset and the ACET team are delighted to have him on board.
Article published: 14 Mar 2017
Sarah Byrne
Sarah Byrne has recently re-joined Liverpool School of English as Marketing Director. Sarah has worked in language travel for almost 20 years and in management/marketing for 10. As Marketing Director, she is responsible for global student recruitment and account management of partners worldwide. This year she will also oversee the school's rebrand. "It is great to be back," she said. "We are an excellent team and all looking forward to the launch of our new brand. We have updated our look to better reflect our professional, dynamic approach to language learning and the student experience."
Article published: 03 Mar 2017
Lyndsey Byrne
Lyndsey Byrne has joined Apollo Language Centre in Ireland as Student Experience Manager with overall responsibility for the Apollo student experience, including social activities, accommodation and pastoral care. Lyndsey spent four years at IH Dublin as Activities Manager, as well as many years as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, and brings a lot of personality and motivational skills with her. Aoife Govern, Director at Apollo, welcomed Lyndsey, and said, "For me, this is one of the most important roles at the school which requires a unique combination of people skills and experience.  Lyndsey's positive attitude and work ethic, as well as her contagious sense of fun, will ensure an amazing experience for our students, both inside and outside of the classroom."
Article published: 23 Feb 2017
David Hancock
David Hancock has been appointed Business Development Manager at Kingswood Learning and Leisure Ltd. In his new role, he will be responsible for recruitment of residential junior groups all year round from Asia, the Middle East and Africa. David has worked in the language travel industry since 2004 and previously spent seven years as the Sales & Marketing Manager for International House Bristol.
Article published: 22 Feb 2017
Aoife Kelly
Aoife Kelly has started at International House Dublin as Admissions Officer. Aoife has five years' experience in the EFL industry across numerous areas including accommodation, student services, enrolments, and marketing. Aoife has joined the team from Centre of English Studies (CES) and brings with her an abundance of knowledge and insight to the team. During her time in the industry, Aoife has gained huge experience and is highly rated in her field by both agencies and schools alike. IH Dublin is delighted to welcome Aoife to the team!
Article published: 22 Feb 2017
Chris Broadhurst
Chris Broadhurst has joined Oxford International Education Group as Director of Student Recruitment for Schools and Colleges. He will be responsible for developing the recruitment strategies for d'Overbroeck's and Oxford Tutorial College. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience having previously held senior recruitment and marketing positions at Bell and Cambridge Education Group. His most recent role was Deputy Director of Recruitment and Marketing at Astrum Education in London where he achieved an exponential level of growth. He is a dedicated and passionate advocate of the UK school and college sector and is delighted to join Oxford International at such an exciting stage in the organisation's history.
Article published: 22 Feb 2017
Mark Cunnington
Mark Cunnington has joined Study Group as Campus Operations Director for the UK & Europe ISC Network. In his new role, Mark will take responsibility for the performance of Study Group's International Study Centres (ISCs) with a particular focus on maximising operational effectiveness and enhancing the overall student experience. Prior to this, Mark worked at Pearson Plc. in a variety of roles, most recently as CEO for Pearson's CTI Education Group in South Africa, a private higher education institution with 12 campuses, over 9,000 students and 1,100 staff.
Article published: 15 Feb 2017
Christophe Tissot
Christophe Tissot has become the new President of Groupement Fle, the association of French language schools in France. Christophe, who is Director of Institut de Touraine, praised his predecessor Patrick de Bouter, and vowed to carry on the important work of ensuring Groupement Fle is the voice of French schools and to continue lobbying for improvement. 
Article published: 15 Feb 2017
Amanda Kelly
Amanda Kelly has joined English Language Ireland as Marketing & Business Development Manager. She previously worked in the travel and motor industry as a marketing manager. At English Language Ireland, Amanda will be responsible for global student recruitment and will focus on the account management of new and existing partners worldwide. Another large part of her role is the development and implementation of both traditional and digital annual marketing strategies. "I'm thrilled to have gotten this role and am delighted to be part of such a wonderful team," she said.
Article published: 09 Feb 2017
Suzette Youngs
Suzette Youngs has been appointed Director of Summer School and Short Courses at Taunton School in Somerset, UK. Previously, Suzette taught TEFL at Eckersley Language School in Oxford before moving on to St Clare's as Summer School Director of Studies. Having completed a French and European Studies undergraduate degree and a postgraduate teaching diploma, Suzette's first job was assistant to the publisher at the EL Gazette. "As the Director of Summer School and Short Courses I'll be able to use all my knowledge of the different parts of the school whilst working collaboratively with different teams of colleagues," she said.
Article published: 09 Feb 2017
Kari Butler
Kari Butler has been appointed Summer Course Director at Concord College in Shropshire, UK. Kari has worked at Concord College for 14 years during the summer months, while working throughout the year as Curriculum Manager within a Sixth Form College. In her new full time position at Concord, Kari is responsible for student recruitment, managing new and existing partners worldwide, and developing the range of programmes on offer to interest international students wishing to study in the UK. As a qualified teacher and experienced education manager, Kari's focus is on ensuring all students achieve their potential, and that all aspects of the student experience is positive and safe. "By providing a challenging and engaging curriculum, along with offering a range of extra-curricular activities, students can meet their individual aspirations in a safe and enjoyable environment," she said.
Article published: 08 Feb 2017
Callum Palmer
Callum Palmer has been appointed Business Development Manager at Language Study Centres. Callum has worked in the language travel industry for six years and in his previous role he was Business Development Manager at Bell Educational Services Ltd. In his new position, Callum will be responsible for global student recruitment and will be focusing on the account management of new and existing partners worldwide.
Article published: 31 Jan 2017