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Teaching language involves a balance among skills, empathy and careful planning.
 

To do it effectively, you need experts with patience and experience.

We are confident that our instructors at Language Links are the experts.



Meet our dedicated and passionate instructors at Language Links!

OUR
INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are native English speakers from Canada and have qualified certificates for teaching.

Instructor

Rory

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Business

English for Workplace

Hello, my name is Rory. I like apologetics & polemics, playing music, watching movies, reading, hiking and martial arts.

 

I’ve been teaching English for several years now and began my vocation in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy, just outside the city of Siena. From that point on, I began teaching English regularly over the summers, particularly, in the United Kingdom. I was later hired for a full-time ESL teaching position in Toronto in early 2016 and have been teaching many students since then. I teach everything from Kindergarten to Grade12 in a publicly funded school, and also teach English lessons to adults at Language Links.

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Instructor

Jennifer

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Academics

English for Business 

English for Workplace

International Test Preparation

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I have been teaching English internationally for over 15 years to students of all levels from true beginners to advanced speakers of all ages. The courses I have taught include grammar, communication skills,pronunciation, Business English and exam preparation for TOEIC, TOEFL, CAE, BEC, FCE and IELTS. I am a caring, patient and dedicated instructor whose goal is to see my students succeed through motivating, encouraging and engaging classes.

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Instructor

Carla

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Academics

English for Business 

English for Workplace

Hi there! My name is Carla. I’m a creative and enthusiastic educator who enjoys building meaningful relationships with students while creating a learning environment that is fun and encouraging. I have been teaching English for 9 years now to both young learners and adults.  I have a diverse range of experience, from schools in Vietnam and China to online learning platforms.  I have also taught Science and Art in an ESL context and enjoy incorporating aspects of these subjects into my lessons. I would love to help you improve your language skills!

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Instructor

Lina

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Business

English for Workplace

International Test Preparation

Hello, my name is Lina and I am from Toronto Canada. I am an Ontario Certified English Language Instructor (OCELT) and currently work at Language Links. I also teach ESL at a private college in Toronto and I have a background in quality assurance in various industries. I have experience teaching ESL to children aged 4-15 and adults 18 and over. I became an ESL instructor because of my passion to help others learn a new language. I understand firsthand the challenges that students face when learning a new language and I am passionate about creating a caring, compassionate, and fun learning environment where students feel engaged and motivated to improve their English. I look forward to working with you!

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Instructor

Amanda

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

My name is Amanda and I am from Canada. I enjoy reading, hiking, camping and travelling,

Recently, I returned from teaching English in Indonesia for the last two years. My students were aged 3 and up and I hope they learned as much from me as I did from them! My love of languages started years ago when I did a student exchange to Spain so I can relate to what students are going through when they are learning a new language. I believe the opportunities provided by learning English are endless and I am excited to be part of that journey and to get to know so many different people in the process. Learning English should be fun!

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Instructor

Paul

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Academics 

English for Workplace

Hello. My name is Paul and I am an English and French teacher who lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I look forward to meeting all of my new students working for Language Links. Learning a new language is a skill, and that means we need to practice. How, you say? We will focus on your speaking, reading, and writing. We will always try and use our English to communicate in all three of these areas. It can be a little bit of work, but it can also be fun. Always remember, if you have a question, you should always ask. Someone else in the class might have the same question and be afraid to ask. Never be afraid to learn.

See you soon!

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Instructor

Carolyn

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Academics 

English for Workplace

International Test Preparation

I have been teaching English to adults for 20 years. I have a Bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology and certification with TESL Canada. I have taught general, academic, and business English at all language levels. I try to create a relaxed and interesting environment so that it is easier for students to learn. I focus my lessons on what my students need to improve and believe that making mistakes is part of the learning process. My goal is for students to become more confident about their English skills.

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Instructor

Vanessa

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Business

English for Workplace

Hello, my name is Vanessa and I’m from Toronto, Ontario Canada. I graduated from the University of Toronto’s TESOL Certificate Program and have a background in science and healthcare. I became an English as a second language teacher because of my love of teaching and learning. I love meeting new people from all over the world and various cultural backgrounds. In my classroom, you’ll find a safe and supportive learning environment that emphasizes student centred learning and fun. My teaching philosophy is centred around helping students find their voices in English as a second language. Thus, helping students achieve their own personal goals for learning English. I hope you enjoyed learning about me. See you in a classroom in the near future!

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Instructor

David

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Academics

English for Workplace

International Test Preparation

Hello everyone,

My name is Dave, and I currently reside in Toronto, Canada. I have been an ESL teacher for almost 20 years. My adventure teaching English started in a small village just north of Seoul, South Korea. In Korea, I was the head kindergarten teacher. I loved teaching children. From Korea, I moved to Japan and lived in a city outside of Tokyo called Ichikawa. I taught adults and children there. 16 years ago, I moved back to Toronto where I mainly teach adults. I have taught all levels from beginner to advanced. I have also taught business English as well, but my specialty is test prep courses, specifically IELTS. I am currently an English examiner, and I have written two textbooks for the IELTS test. I hope to see you in my class soon.

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Instructor

Elena

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

International Test Preparation

Hello! My name is Elena and I’m a certified TESOL instructor. I have taught English to students of diverse ages (from young learners to adult students) and language skills (from teaching complete beginners to IELTS preparation). I have been teaching English for more than 14 years and I have dedicated the last 5 years to online ESL teaching via various online platforms.

English teaching is my passion, and I love creating an engaging educational environment to encourage successful language learning. I am a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher with a student-centred approach. My goal is to develop customized learning programs to meet the individual needs of each student. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Instructor

Ryan

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Business

International Test Preparation

Ryan has travelled extensively through Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. He is currently living in Montreal, Canada learning French, so he can appreciate the difficulties students face when acquiring a new language.  


Ryan is a qualified lawyer and has a Master of Education, specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language. He has taught all levels of General English (A1-C1), Academic English (EAP, Bridging), Test Prep courses (IELTS, PTE, CAE) and Business English (corporate, hospitality, gaming and more). Ryan is always welcoming new faces, so feel free to stop by for a demo.

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Instructor

Sally

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Workplace

Sally is thrilled to be working with Language Links and bringing her joy of teaching to her students. Sally has over 8 years of experience teaching literacy and ESL language skills to a wide variety of individuals of all ages and abilities. Sally is able to look at each individual’s skill set and find various techniques to engage her students for a fun yet productive learning experience in her classes. She has keen interpersonal skills and thoroughly enjoys getting to know each of her students.


Sally is a highly creative individual with a university degree in Fine Arts, who likes to create her own lesson plans with a variety of tools, such as worksheets, listening activities, and ESL learning games to keep her students engaged and having fun while learning.

In her spare time, when not teaching English, she can be found teaching yoga, walking her dogs or reading a good book.

Sally is looking forward to meeting new students and sharing her knowledge with them. 

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Instructor

Rachel

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

Hello everyone!  My name is Rachel and I am from Canada and I am an ESL instructor here at Language Links. I have taught ESL online and have experience teaching English in China. While I was in China, I fell in love with teaching children a second language. I have worked directly in a kindergarten and with students aged 5-13.  I wanted to continue my passion for teaching and expand online. My goal as an ESL teacher is to provide a positive learning environment for all students to feel comfortable to grow in. I like to keep things fun and interesting while still delivering a high standard of education.  I can’t wait to be a part of your English learning journey!

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Instructor

Veronika

 

 

Communicative ESL

REAL Speaking

English for Business

Hello. My work experience includes teaching adults and children of various ages. I have worked with international students from all over the world - China, Korea, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Saudi Arabia etc. I have experience in developing and creating diverse teaching materials for various age groups of students, and facilitating the language acquisition process.  I believe, my knowledge of both the academic environment and the communicative approach contributes to the creating of a learning atmosphere that has been appreciated by my students.

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