Our Toronto staff understand that your time with us is about more than just receiving a world-class education. Everyone you come into contact with, from teachers and management, to accommodation officers and social coordinators, will contribute to an experience that leaves you with lifelong memories – and an exciting future.
I joined the school in 2013 after being an Academic Manager/ESL Instructor at another school in Toronto for eight years. I have 17 years of ESL teaching experience in Japan, Thailand and Canada. Of our programmes, my favourites are: IELTS/TOEFL Preparation, Business English, and English for Academic Purposes. At The Language Gallery Toronto I am helping students and instructors to achieve our mutual goals in ESL education.
ASSISTANT ACADEMIC MANAGER
I completed a BA and MA in English literature before deciding to teach ESL in 2013. Since then, I have enjoyed teaching students from all over the world. I taught at TLG for about a year before becoming the Assistant Academic Manager in 2016. In this position, I still get to interact with students, but I am able to take a more proactive role in helping our students achieve their academic goals. I do this by supporting our amazing team of teachers and by offering classes and programs that are dynamic and meet the real-world needs of our students.
Accommodations and Welfare Manager
Hi, I’m Stephanie, the Accommodations and Student Welfare Manager at TLG Toronto. I joined TLG in 2014 and am a graduate of the Hospitality and Tourism program at George Brown College. I have lived in Toronto all my life, and am very proud to show you what this great city has to offer. Along with managing Accommodation and Student Welfare, I also help out with all aspects of Student Services at TLG, including the social activities calendar. I really enjoy helping TLG students have the best experience in Toronto as possible.
I have been teaching since 2009 in Canada and Australia. My teaching experience includes ESL, Business Management courses for international students and running Language Literacy and Numeracy programs for elderly migrants in Australia. I have a B.Ed. in Linguistics and I am very passionate about teaching. My classes are exciting, interactive and dynamic, I engage a variety of resources as a stimulating environment and incorporate different teaching techniques.
I’ve been teaching ESL since 1997. I’ve got a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the Netherlands, plus CELTA, TESL Canada and Ontario certifications. Currently I focus on teaching English at both General and Business levels, plus IELTS and TOEFL.
My name is Antony Fusaro. I have degrees in Communication Studies and European History. I have been teaching ESL for over eight years. I have taught in Los Angeles and Rome. My hobbies include music, hockey, soccer, camping, biking, and hiking.
I studied English, history, and philosophy at university, and I completed my TESL training in 2016. I've been teaching at TLG for a year now, and I love exploring English and world culture with my students here. I truly learn just as much as I teach. I enjoy helping people express themselves and making a difference in my students' lives every day.
My name is Susan Poaps and I'm delighted to be an instructor at TLG, Toronto. I am originally from Toronto and have also lived in Montreal. I have been teaching ESL for close to 7 years and fondly remember teaching English in Morioka, Japan for two years. I have a BA in English Literature as well as TESL certification. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, restoring furniture and spending time with my family. I look forward to welcoming my new students to my classroom!
I began my career as an English teacher in the Caribbean, where I worked for 18 years. Since then, I have lived in Spain and Canada, where I earned my TESL certification in 2014. I love meeting students from all over the world and learning about their home countries. I try to teach my students what they need to succeed in the English-speaking world, while challenging them individually and respecting their unique cultures.
Plamen Kushkiev holds an M.A. in English Studies, the Cambridge CELTA, TEFL, and TESL Ontario certificate. He has 11 years of ESL experience in the Middle East, Europe and Canada. His research interests include teacher professional development, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence. He is currently completing his PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University, UK.