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John Polias ~ Director

John Polias is an international consultant in language and literacy. He is currently one of three accredited tutor trainers for Language and Literacy: Classroom Applications of Functional Grammar , ESL in the Mainstream and ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner

John has been an ESL teacher since 1978 at all levels of schooling, a lecturer in ESL teaching and linguistics at university level and a consultant in language and literacy since 1991.

John is also a writer of curriculum and teaching materials, including modules for an Open University (UK) course in the teaching of English language, the recent ESL Scope and Scales for the SA Department of Education as well as co-writing publications such as Teaching ESL through Science: A Science Curriculum for Intensive English Language Programs.

John has worked with schools on the language of science and the language of history.

John has also been involved in working with language teachers and consultants on describing languages like Spanish, Greek and German in functional terms.

Master of Applied Linguistics (Macquarie)

Diploma in Education (Adelaide)

Bachelor of Science Honours (Flinders)

Graduate Diploma Community Languages (South Australia)

Associate Diploma in Visual Arts (South Australia)

Accredited consultant for ESL in the Mainstream, ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner, and Language and Literacy Course

 

Brian Dare ~ Director

Brian Dare is an international consultant in language and literacy. He is currently one of three accredited tutor trainers for Language and Literacy: Classroom Applications of Functional Grammar , ESL in the Mainstream and ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner

Brian has been an ESL teacher since 1983 at the secondary level of schooling, and a consultant in language and literacy since 1990.

Brian is also a writer of curriculum and teaching materials, including modules for an Open University (UK) course in the teaching of English language, as well as co-writing a chapter in Scaffolding: Teaching and learning in Language and literacy education .

Brian has worked with schools on the language of science and the language of history.

Brian has also been involved in working with teachers of Italian on describing the Italian language in functional terms.

Master of Arts in TESOL (UT Sydney)

Graduate Diploma in TESOL (South Australia)

Graduate Diploma in Italian (South Australia)

Bachelor of Economics (Flinders)

Accredited consultant for ESL in the Mainstream, ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner, and Language and Literacy Course