As a professional Cambridge qualified CELTA teacher of English with over fifteen years of experience in teaching throughout Asia, Latin America, and Europe, Elaine has a professional background in the delivery of ESL and informal education programmes, working as a professional educator for over 24 years.
The Hub was formed in 2011 when Elaine moved to Italy and started to organise informal language happenings, taking the language out of the classroom and into the community.
Elaine's experience includes the design, development and delivery of courses and material for youth work, informal education and life skills programmes as well as training candidates for Cambridge exams; starters, Movers, Flyers, KEY, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS and BULATS. More recently she has specialised VET (Vocational English training) in the fields of Legal English (TOLES), hospitality, tourism and contemporary art as well as English for the world of food and wine.
For the last 7years, Elaine has delivered the POF FCE programme at Liceo Palmieri and has successfully coached over 500 students in passing the exam.