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INTESOL Certificate

INTESOL Certificate



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Lynda Hazelwood - Director of Studies

Lynda Hazelwood has been teaching languages since 1971. Since then she has taught in England and overseas, in both the public and private sectors, in primary, senior and adult education. She also has experience of English for Academic Purposes and materials writing at university level. Lynda has been employed by the British Council for whom she taught all levels including Cambridge exam classes and English for Specific Purposes. She has been an examiner for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and for the Pan-Hellenic Association of Language School Owners. Lynda founded INTESOL in 1993 in Bristol, England. A variety of courses and services were provided including one-to-one language tuition; adult language classes; French clubs for 5 - 11 year olds; English home stays for foreign learners and weekend introductory courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The most successful of these became the weekend introductory courses in TESOL. 80% of the participants wanted to take a course, which would qualify them to teach ESOL, but most could not give up four weeks of their time to study. Lynda decided to develop course materials for home study which soon developed into the world renowned INTESOL Certificate in TESOL by distance learning.


Maxim Achkasov, director of INTESOL Ukraine


Maxim Achkasov

Maxim’s interest in teaching dates back to his teenage years. He had a growing passion to devore some time to education and development of teaching skills. When he finished the first year of a Theological Seminary in 1998 he got the highest average mark and was given a full scholarship for the next year. Before he finished the second year, he had been proposed to go the Regents Theological College (Great Britain) to continue studies there. In 2001 Maxim got Bachelor’s degree (hon.). And within the following year he finished all subjects for M.A. In 2002 by a “beautiful coincidence” Jean Binns, the senior tutor and director of the Regents English Language Centre, advised him to take the INTESOL course. Now back in Ukraine, he’s been teaching for more than seven years, for over a year he has been running Language School “4REAL”. In 2007, by the help of Lynda Hazelwood, the director of INTESOL Studies, he started franchise INTESOL Ukraine. Maxim says, “I can surely admit that being in front of the class is both enjoyable and enlightening experience, providing one with continually fresh and variable perspective on the world I live in.”

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