We are passionate about language teaching. Our team is carefully selected. Our teachers and academic managers are experienced, qualified language experts and are trained to understand the needs of international students. Most importantly, we are all enthusiastic and interested in languages. Most of our team speaks two or three languages fluently.
Here is a selection of the core members of the team.
Admissions and Accommodation Officer
Elena holds a Linguistics and Languages degree from Birkbeck College London and is trilingual in English, German and Greek.
She cofounded Lexis in 2010. She is the Admissions and Accommodation Officer and also helps with student welfare. She is the heart of the school and loves talking to people about how to improve their English. If she had the time she would learn a new language every year.
Business Development Manager
Jamie has been in the industry for almost 20 years. Starting as a teacher back in 2005 and moving into operations for a large Summer School provider in 2008, he was soon moved into the commercial department and, since then has led Sales and Marketing teams for some of the industry market leaders. We are very happy that he is now bringing that expertise to Lexis.
After some very mediocre amateur careers playing rugby and football, he is now focussed on less octane driven sports such as golf, surfing and walking his dog!
English Language (EFL) Teacher
Niki has been a teacher for over five years and has been at Lexis since 2021. She has a background in Law and holds an LLB Law Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She is bilingual and has a particular interest in the teaching of pronunciation.
In her spare time she enjoys baking and yoga.
English Language (EFL) Teacher
Susannah has been teaching English as a foreign language for 7 years and counting. Having taught in both London and Shanghai she has plenty of experience helping different nationalities, and loves learning about her students’ cultures and stories whilst teaching English. She is a patient teacher who enjoys helping students to understand the grammar and patterns of the English language. (And at home she is most content when drawing, reading and spending time with friends.)
Director of studies
Steve is the Director of Studies and is in charge of academic matters at Lexis. He holds a postgraduate MA degree in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from Kings College London and has over 25 years’ experience in teaching English in Turkey, Greece, Italy and the UK. He is a native English speaker and also speaks advanced Italian and intermediate German.
He is our music guru (ask him anything about music!) and is ‘trying’ to learn to play the guitar in his spare time. He loves to explore new places you never knew existed.
Terry is also a school director and co-founded Lexis in 2010.
He is in overall charge of both the academic and business aspects of the school. He holds a postgraduate MA degree from University College London in History & Linguistics and trained as an English teacher at Kings College London. He was a university lecturer in London at the School of Oriental & African Studies-University of London and is bilingual in English & Greek, has a basic knowledge of Spanish (with great pronunciation!), and a profound knowledge of the works of Bruce Springsteen.
Constantine or Con, as he is known in school, is our Academic Advisor.
He holds a doctorate in English from Queen Mary College, London University and has many years’ experience as an English language teacher and a university lecturer at Colchester Institute, Hendon (now Barnet) College, Middlesex University, Rhodes University (Grahamstown South Africa) and Westminster Kingsway College. He taught at Lexis from the start for nearly ten years and now advises on academic matters. He is a native English and Afrikaans speaker, can understand French and has a basic knowledge of Greek.