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We are a team of dedicated professionals who share a common mission to enrich lives, fulfil dreams and impact communities.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Dr Alan Richardson</p>
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Dr Alan Richardson

Academic Director

Qualified to teach:

Academic Director, teacher/trainer of Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Graduate Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (ONLINE)

Profile:

Dr. Richardson obtained his Bachelor Degree and Ph.D at the University of Bradford, UK. He worked in education and research (Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds) and became a registered teacher in the UK state school system. In 1993, he moved from the UK to be a senior lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic. He obtained a Certificate in Teaching (University of Sheffield, UK in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic). Since 1998, he has worked at institutions such as MDIS as Academic Director and has taught English at the National University of Singapore (Extension), APMI KAPLAN and other schools. He has been teaching the LTTC Diploma in TESOL in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar since 2005. He created British Education Centre to specialise in teacher training in 2007. Full-time from the UK.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Kennedy Albar</p>
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Kennedy Albar

Head Trainer

Qualified to teach:

Teacher/trainer for Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Graduate Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), Advanced Certificate in Teaching IELTS (ASIA and Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Kennedy joins us with nine years of experience in teaching English to foreign speakers of the language. He is particularly well-versed in training students for the IELTS Test, a rapidly growing area in TESOL/TEFL. Kennedy brings a wealth of practical classroom experience to his TESOL work in our programme. His Certificate in Teaching IELTS is augmented by the London Teacher Training College Diploma and Graduate Diploma in TESOL. Kennedy is also a Fellow of London Teacher Training College and is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology with the University of Liverpool.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Wu Yu Chin</p>
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Wu Yu Chin

Operation Director

Welcome to BEC! We are a dedicated and dynamic team. Would you like to consider joining us? Don’t be shy, get in touch.  Contact BEC.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Margie Blanch</p>
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Margie Blanch

Trainer

Qualified to teach:

Teacher/trainer for Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Graduate Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), and  External Assessor of Practicums.

Profile:

Margie Blanch holds a Master of International Education, an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Education­ Studies from the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia. She is registered as a secondary school teacher in TESOL and Japanese. Margie has more than 15 years experience in classroom teaching as well as curriculum and teacher professional development and consultancy. Her particular areas of expertise are English for Academic and Business purposes, IELTS and TOEFL preparation and the Cambridge suite of certificates in English (Advanced and Proficiency). Margie believes strongly in the teaching approach of Communicative Competence accompanied by a rigorous underlying emphasis on the demonstration of accuracy and scope across all macro and micro skills.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Ananya Bora</p>
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Ananya Bora

Trainer

Qualified to teach:

Teacher/trainer for Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and External Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Having taught English to international students across all the levels for many years in Singapore, Ananya brings to her classrooms a variety of teaching and learning approaches. She uses a holistic approach that goes into contextualizing learning in making learning fun. She obtained her MSc (Physics) from India and received her MA (HRMD) certification from Northumbria University, UK. The theoretical knowledge that she gained by doing her Diploma in TESOL helps her to manage her classes more efficiently. She is also a part-time management lecturer in her current job. Always a student at heart, Ananya’s teaching philosophy stems from the simple truth that teaching comes from the heart. So far, it has been a rewarding adventure for Ananya to help her students achieve their learning goals and she hopes to continue enriching lives through the teaching profession.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Wilson Winny Wing Yi</p>
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Wilson Winny Wing Yi

External Assessor of Practicums

Qualified to teach:

External Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Winny holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, Australia, and obtained her CELTA (Certificate
in English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge. She has taught General English across all levels, as well
as English for Academic Purposes and Business English. Winny also has a special interest in exam preparation. She is passionate about
languages – both learning and teaching – and finds enormous satisfaction in helping students reach their goals.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Marven Harkness</p>
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Marven Harkness

Trainer

Qualified to teach:

Teacher/trainer for Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Graduate Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), and External Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Ms Harkness has a Trained Teachers Certificate from Christchurch Teachers College, New Zealand and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults from the Royal Society of Arts (UK). Her Bachelor of Education is from her study at Edith Cowan University, Australia and this portfolio of qualifications is completed with a Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the Royal Society of Arts (UK). Ms. Harkness has been teaching English to foreign students at the National University of Singapore (Extension). In addition to teaching English in Asia from 1989, she has been involved in TESOL teacher training with us since 2008.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Alex Ivey</p>
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Alex Ivey

Trainer

Qualified to teach:

Teacher/trainer for Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Graduate Diploma In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), Preparatory Course For Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)(ONLINE), and  External Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Mr. Ivey gained his Bachelor Degree from Auburn University, pursued graduate studies at the University of Nevada and obtained his Masters from Texas A&M University. He also has a Diploma in TESOL from London Teacher Training College and is teaching English to foreign students in Singapore. He has been teaching English and Public speaking in Singapore for the past six years in private colleges and public and private secondary schools and is working with us to help produce a new generation of English teachers.

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<p style="text-align: center;">Angus Carter</p>
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Angus Carter

External Assessor of Practicums

Qualified to teach:

External Assessor of Practicums

Profile:

Mr. Carter graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and has been a teacher, trainer and consultant since 1987. While teaching at James Cook University here in Singapore, he developed the English Language modules of their Foundation Programme.

Mr, Carter has the Singapore Government’s Advanced Certification in Training and Assessing (ACTA). He actively teaches Workplace Literacy courses in Singapore and develops animated videos for use in Blended Learning language courses in the ASEAN region.

Michelle Tang

Management Executive