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ABOUT  WITS LANGUAGE SCHOOL

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Lambrine Pavlou – LTE Course Coordinator

Lambrine Pavlou has a Bachelor of Commerce (Majors: Marketing and Psychology) and an Honours degree in Psychology from Wits University. She completed her Masters of Education (specialising in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Sydney in Australia. She completed the CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) and is a qualified language instructor. Lambrine has over twelve years’ teaching experience and has taught English to both adults and children in Greece and South Africa. She believes that language is knowledge and it shapes the way we think and communicate. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition, bilingualism, identity and language education.
   
Natalie van de Water

Natalie van de Water – LTE Trainer

Natalie has been working in the EFL Industry since 2004 both overseas and in South Africa. She completed her BA in Languages and Culture as well as her Honours in French at Stellenbosch University. From there Natalie moved to London where she obtained her Cambridge Celta (TESOL equivalent) and started working as an EFL Teacher. She specialised in teaching English for exam purposes with a particular focus on IELTS and the Cambridge suite of exams. After acquiring the   Cambridge DELTA from International House London she became the Director of Studies of a well-known College in London. She is passionate about the English language and particularly interested in training and guiding pre-service as well as in-service teachers to understand and develop the underlying principles of TESOL needed in order to effectively teach English as a second or foreign language.

Sarah Coutts

Sarah Coutts – LTE Trainer

Sarah has taught English as a first, second and foreign language both locally and abroad since 2003. She obtained her MPhil in Second Language Acquisition from Stellenbosch University before going to South Korea in 2010 where she subsequently completed a CELTA. While in Korea, she was regularly invited to train other in-service and pre-service EFL teachers, which then led to a full-time position as a teacher trainer in Seoul. In addition to teacher training, Sarah was involved in creating and editing test content for Korean national tests and TOEIC, and is a certified examiner for the IELTS speaking component. She is passionate about language in general, and enthusiastic about assisting in-service teachers as much as pre-service teachers.
 
Diane Dowejko

David Steyn – LTE Trainer

David has been working in education since 2008. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from the University of Pretoria and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Stellenbosch. He completed his Cambridge CELTA and obtained his MA TESOL from the University of Nottingham. He taught in the public school sector in South Africa, before moving to Korea to teach EFL. Whilst there, he also trained in-service English teachers from South Korea, Russia, Japan and Thailand. David was the head of an English Language programme at a private university in South Africa before joining the Wits Language School team. He has a passion for EFL, especially with training pre-service and in-service language teachers.

Charmaine Gina

Charmaine Gina

Senior Administrative Assistant