Meet our Team

The people who make Eurocentres Cape Town a leading English Language School.

 

Howard Johnson – Centre Director

Howard Johnson - Centre DirectorMy name is Howard and I am the Centre Director. My work is both demanding and exciting. I have seen Eurocentres grow into one of the leading English Language Schools in Cape Town over the past 14 years. I enjoy interacting with our students and I look forward to meeting you when you study at our centre.

Gina Pardenwachter – Marketing Manager

Gina Pardenwachter - Marketing ManagerHi my name is Gina Pardenwachter. I am the Marketing Manager at Eurocentres Cape Town. I work collaboratively with the Centre Director in marketing the school. I have always drawn on my diverse experience in international marketing, sales and business development to create a platform to promote new business opportunities, and interact with clients. I enjoy making new connections and friends from all over the world. I am born and bred in Cape Town and look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Jenni Berghege – Assistant Academic Co-ordinator

JenniMy name is Jenni, I am an English teacher. I started working for Eurocentres in 2007, and I teach mainly beginner to intermediate levels. What I enjoy most about my job is seeing my students progress and learn something new every day. No one day is the same. My interests are sport, movies and socializing. I enjoy a challenge.

Bruce Fereday – Teacher

 

Bruce Fereday - TeacherI started working as an English teacher 5 years ago. I have worked at two other language schools and have been at Eurocentres for the past year and a half. I enjoy meeting students from all over the world, and have had a great time at Eurocentres. I just completed my CELTA certificate and have been implementing the techniques I learnt in my classes. My hobbies include music and travelling.

David Killin – Teacher

David Killin - TeacherHi, my name’s David Killin and I’m from Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve been working in the ESL industry for almost 8 years and have taught students from as far away as Taiwan, Switzerland, Brazil and Chad! I’ve spent the last several years teaching in East Asia and have recently returned to South Africa. I’ve been privileged to have the chance to learn about new people and cultures. I love to travel and really enjoy meeting and getting to know people from other countries. Teaching English has given me the wonderful opportunity to explore the world and get to interact with new people, for which I’m very grateful. I hope I can meet many more students from distant lands and share the many experiences we have all had.

Lucia Forbes – Teacher

 

Lucia Forbes- TeacherMy name is Lucia Forbes. I’ve been teaching English at Eurocentres since 2005. I teach adult learners from beginner to advanced levels. I also teach business English and technical English to our corporate clients and exam classes.

Mike McKune – Teacher

 

MikeMy name is Michael McKune and I’ve worked in the banking and financial sectors for many years. My banking experiences include both local and foreign banking. I’ve worked for Barclay’s bank, Citibank and Nedbank. I have served as the banks Branch Accountant, Trade Manager, local and international Treasury Manager and finally as Liabilities Manager. My later years experience included managing the Financial Rand Mechanism for Nedbank, South Africa’s Western Cape region. I served as Nedbank’s representative on the board of ‘the Institute of Banking’. The prime responsibilities of this Institute were the education of young bankers. A natural progression of this position was the opening up of a full local and international currency trading and money market room, in Cape Town responsible for all the banks dealings from Namibia through to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. I joined a debt administration company for a short period, working within the legal system to protect consumers. Upon retiring from the banking sector, I took up a new challenge by teaching English as a Foreign Language course through Eurocentres as well as the Celta course. I have been teaching and tutoring English and Business Communication for the past eight years, to local and international students. I enjoy the outdoors and like to walk. I feel that teaching is my way of ‘giving back’ to society.

Sean Liddell – Teacher

 

Sean Liddell - TeacherMy name is Sean and I am a teacher at Eurocentres. I have been teaching English to international students since 1998. I have taught many different people from around the world in all the different levels including all the Cambridge Exam classes such as F.C.E or C.A.E. I have travelled to various other countries and am interested in learning about different cultures. I am hard working, trustworthy, reliable, friendly and open minded.

Megan Trevou – Teacher

Megan TrevouI’m originally from Durban, and began teaching at Eurocentres in 2014, after completing my masters’ degree in the UK. I’ve also had the opportunity to live and teach in Korea and Cambodia, to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love travelling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures, and have spent a lot of time backpacking through Southeast Asia. The thing I love most about teaching is watching my students progress and become more confident in and out of the classroom, as well as all the lively discussions and debates.

Lindi Marola – Accommodation Officer

 

My name is Lindi Marola and I am the Accommodation Officer at Eurocentres. My job is to provide students’ with comfortable homestay accommodation situated in and around the busy and beautiful City Centre of Cape Town. Working at Eurocentres allows me to meet and interact with different personalities from all over the world. It is such an amazing experience to observe and contribute towards the growth of a student in practice of the English Language. Eurocentres creates a great balance between hard work and fun. A positive atmosphere surrounds the Centre with smiles, laughter and friendliness which makes my job so much more enjoyable. I look forward to welcoming you to the Eurocentres Cape Town family.

M – Social Programme Co-Ordinator

 

My name is Musaddiq and I have the pleasure of being part of one of the leading language schools in the country – Eurocentres. I am employed as the school’s social programme co-ordinator (a.k.a the fun job). I plan and co-ordinate the social activities and events for the students ensuring that they have fun whilst learning English but most importantly creating priceless memories that will resonate in their hearts forever.

Grace Gosani – Eurocentres Housekeeper

 

Grace Gosani - HousekeepingMy name is Grace and I am Eurocentres housekeeper. I have been part of the team for over five years. I ensure the school is well-kept so that our students can have an enjoyable time, learning English at our school. I’ve built so many wonderful relationships with our staff members over the years and always look foward to meeting and welcoming our new students with open arms.I trust you will have a fantastic time visiting our city.

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