Teacher Talking Time: The Learn YOUR English Podcast

Who are We?

January 30, 2019


Leo has worked as a teacher, trainer, academic director, and ELT consultant in five different countries since 2000.

He has delivered courses in all levels of ESL, ESP, EAP, TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE, and Business English. This experience has enriched his knowledge of what it takes to create an environment that fosters learning above all. Along with his classroom experience, he has also worked as a curriculum designer and syllabus designer. He has been delivering both pre- and in-service professional development sessions at local and international conferences.

In his leisure time, Leo enjoys reading, playing soccer with his son, and learning new things.


Mike has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies in East Asia and Canada.

Mike began his ELT career in South Korea as a business-English, exam preparation (TOEFL/IELTS), and EAP instructor. He then moved on to China and Japan where he assumed a variety of ESL teaching and administrative roles. Since returning to Canada, he has taught EAP at universities and continues to develop curriculum for a variety of English language programs. He has also served of provincial and national professional bodies.

In addition to his ELT interests, Mike enjoys being outdoors and taking in some sports.


In his career, Andrew has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies. Over that time, he has delivered a wide variety of courses both in Canada and abroad.

He started teaching in Costa Rica, where he lived and worked for over three years. In his time there, he delivered business-English and teacher-training courses, and would later become the director of studies of two separate institutions. In Canada, he has worked at a variety of language schools, colleges, and universities teaching EAP Foundation Courses and continuing his teacher-training responsibilities.

When he is not teaching, Andrew loves travelling, reading, and pretending that he’s a writer.


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