The English Teacher Collective requires its teachers to have at least ten years of experience and a graduate degree.
As experienced educators, we know how to help each individual learn best.
As business professionals, we understand the need for flexibility in scheduling and pacing. That's why we don't use a "one size fits all" approach to language learning; instead we design courses according to your individual needs and interests, gathering materials relevant to your goals and adapting your course as your needs change.
We do not require you to purchase textbooks or other materials that may not be suited to you. We set the course dates according to your schedule, and we do not charge fees for registration or early exit from the course.
Our English Language Teachers
Our teachers have backgrounds in linguistics and education and knowledge of multiple languages and cultures. They have lived and taught in other countries and have traveled extensively. They are professional, innovative, and culturally sensitive educators.
M.A. Linguistics | Company Founder
TEFL graduate certificate, K-12 certification ESL
Julie grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. Her interest in other languages and countries began at an early age. Her mother, a native of Ukraine, was active in the Ukrainian Association of Georgia, where Julie and her brother attended language and culture classes. She returned to foreign language study in high school, where she focused on Spanish.
She graduated from Furman University in 1994 with a B.A. in German and Philosophy. She spent a semester at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, and after graduation she worked and attended language schools in Davos, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany. She later continued her German studies at the Goethe Institute in Atlanta.
Her English tutoring job in Berlin led her to explore language teaching as a career.
She returned to the U.S. to pursue a Masters Program in Linguistics with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition. She also obtained a graduate certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). She has taught business English in Weiden, Germany, listening and special courses at the University of South Carolina's English Programs for Internationals (where she often proctored the TOEFL), and pronunciation at the Maryland English Institute. She spent six years teaching middle school ESL in Alexandria, Virginia, where she also served as department chairperson.
Her recent travels include trips to Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Turkey, and Ecuador, where she completed an intensive Spanish course. She loves the challenge of developing creative approaches to helping her students succeed, and she strives to make language study an interesting and enjoyable experience for all students, regardless of their age or background.