Who we are
Improve Your English International is a private English language training centre based in the picturesque Shoreham-by-Sea by the English Channel. It is just 15 minutes train-ride from Brighton and an hour away from London. IYE International has been an established English language school since 2006 with a wide range of fully CPD accredited courses. All our staff are TEFL, CELTA, DELTA, DIPLOMA or CPD accredited language coaches. Our members of the teaching team are professional and friendly valued members, who will go above and beyond to improve your English to expand your satisfaction. We all understand, what it feels like, to learn a foreign language and our team of teachers consists of both native and non-native English teachers, who can help you gain the confidence to become a Ninja in the English language.
What we can do for you
At IYE international we provide CPD accredited General English language courses for those, who wish to enhance their day-to-day activities such as communicating with other people, shopping and making appointments. Our Business English courses are aimed at students, wishing to enhance their professional lives and understand job specific tasks, in a time and place to suit you. Firstly we make an initial assessment to understand your goals and what you want to achieve. Then we adjust the lessons accordingly to meet your expectations and end goal. You can see your English improve after a few lessons.
You will learn about English culture in the classroom and during organised excursions (included in the two week courses) you will be given the opportunity to communicate and apply your new found learning within the local area. You will have a guided tour in English of the local area. The courses are aimed at students, business professionals and anyone wanting to improve their English language skills. We provide CPD accredited courses and everyone will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completing one of our extended courses. You can design your own Tailor-made courses specialising in the vocabulary and phraseology appropriate to your needs. Choose between group lessons or One-2-One tuition, at various locations in the Sussex area or via Skype. All levels of English welcome.
Let us help you arrange your hotel or home-stay accommodation.
Why choose us?
We are specialists within teaching English, with years of experience, who believe that everyone is capable of learning a language, given the right conditions. We understand, what it feels like, to lack confidence in the language and our team of teachers consists of both native and non-native English teachers, who can help you gain the confidence, expand your vocabulary and become a ninja at pronunciation.
Our courses are flexible and we understand the importance of, what you want to learn, when you want to learn it and where you want to learn it – you just have to let us know.
Meet the team
Mette Jensen is one of the company directors that has been with the company since 2006 and Mette Jensen plays a vital role behind the scene activities, such as staff and students welfare. Mette Jensen has a degree course in IT architecture and NLP therapy and speaks three languages – English, German and Danish and she lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In her spare time Mette enjoys running in 10k events and take part in charity work for the sea-scouts.
Mette is a friendly, caring member of the IYE team who also offers pastoral care. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussi Lassen is the founder and owner of Improve Your English International LLP and a CPD accredited language coach, who has taught English since 1998. She is responsible for creating and delivering the courses along with our valued teaching team. Sussi Lassen began her career in business in Copenhagen, worked for Springer Verlag in Berlin, The Royal Alexandra Hospital and Varndean College in Brighton.
Sussi teaches native English speakers, foreign nationals and has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges everyone faces, when speaking and writing in English. She speaks three languages and has a real passion for English, as a non-native English speaker herself. Sussi Lassen is a professional blogger, has just finished two English work-books and has had several poems published in Forward Press anthologies. Sussi lives in Shoreham-by-Sea in the south of England and she enjoys walking, theater and singing.
Kathie Powell has been with IYE International for four years as our host family coordinator. Kathie is responsible for organising and creating the perfect match for both the host families and students. Kathie has been a host-mother for many years and you can read her blog about life as a host-family. She very much enjoys her role within IYE and is a valued member of our team. Kathie is also in charge of IYE’s pastoral care. Kathie will go above and beyond to make your English home-stay as enjoyable as possible.
Kathie also has her own company creating bespoke artistic bunting and she lives in Hove. E-mail email@example.com
Colin Mitchel is a native English speaker with over fourteen years teaching and academic management experience. Colin has TESOL Diploma and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Sussex University. Colin also has a keen interest in intercultural communication and socio-linguistics. Colin is a professional and sympathetic teacher. Colin also speaks French and is a very valued member of the IYE International Team who teaches English to native English business professionals and foreign nationals. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Jennings is a UK native speaker. She holds an arts degree from the Open University, a PGCE ( UWE) in adult education and TEFL certificate. She has 25 years’ experience of classroom teaching in mainstream and private schools. Samantha has taught on-line English classes for the past three years, and enjoys teaching English through a ‘direct communicative lexical style’ to native English speakers and foreign nationals.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching films, painting, swimming and dancing. Samantha has lived in Portugal for three years with her husband Kit and studied Portuguese herself, so clearly understands the problems of learning a new language that you have to use in your day-to-day life.
Samantha is a professional friendly teacher and is a very valued member of the IYE International Team. E-mail email@example.com
Daniela Khalil is a non-native English speaker. She studied a four year EFL teaching programme at the University of Purkyne in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic and has experience in teaching EFL to both children and adults.
Daniela speaks three languages and has an interest in Lexicology. She works at a 6th Form College in Brighton and volunteers in a local primary school. She is passionate about English and has been living in Brighton since 2004.
She loves living in Brighton due to its vibrant culture and cosmopolitan nature.
Daniela is a professional friendly teacher and a very valued member of the IYE International Team. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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