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Meet the LLI team

At LLI, we believe that great learning starts with great teachers.

When you join a class at LLI, your teacher will welcome you as a new member of the LLI family. Our teaching staff are friendly and open, creating a wonderful classroom environment for our students. Our classrooms are light, airy and provide an excellent environment for study whatever level you are joining.

Our teacher will help and support you in your learning and encourage you to join in with class exercises, whether you are in class online or in person. All our teachers follow our LLI curriculum and teach using the Mastery Learning method. This mean that you learn by speaking and using the English language from your first lesson.

All our teaching staff at LLI have a great deal of ESL teaching experience in addition to their formal academic training. All of our LLI staff are TESL certified and have University/Teacher College training. Many of our teachers speak two or more different languages and represent a diverse range of languages and cultural backgrounds.

Juan Pablo Ramirez

Juan Pablo Ramirez

Position: ESL Instructor & Coordinator
Email: jp@llinstitute.com
Categories: LLI Team

J.P. was born in Colombia, and he has been in Canada since 2000. J.P. is an ESL Instructor, our Coordinator for the Summer Program, and direct supervisor for all instructors teaching Beginner level to level 3 curriculum. J.P. is the point of contact for international students that only speak Spanish or French and are looking to study English at London Language Institute.

J.P. graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in French Studies and Business French, and completing his third year of studies in Nice, France. J.P. worked in the banking industry for 7 years before realizing his passion lies in learning and teaching languages.

J.P. completed his TESOL Certificate, TESOL Diploma, Advanced Grammar for English Teachers as well as Teaching Culture and English for Specific Purposes.

As a former ESL student and a current ESL instructor, J.P. understands the difficulties and challenges students and newcomers face. He also recognizes the power that is in our hands to make these obstacles as seamless as possible.

J.P. always puts the needs of the students first, and successfully communicate with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Juan Pablo Ramirez

ESL Instructor & Coordinator

J.P. was born in Colombia, and he has been in...

Wanda McKay

Wanda McKay

Position: Instructor & Practicum Supervisor
Email: wanda@llinstitute.com
Categories: LLI Team

Wanda has been an ESL instructor at LLI since 2013, and an ACE TESOL instructor and practicum supervisor since 2018. Wanda successfully completed the ACE Diploma course in 2015. She is member of TESL Ontario, and a current member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Wanda has over 5 years of teaching experience in South Korea and New Zealand. Wanda loves to say that she is fluent in two languages, English and sarcasm! She will often incorporate humor into her lessons to help students feel relaxed and less stressed about the learning process.

Through her experience of living in other countries, Wanda knows what it is like for the students in her class who are experiencing culture shock. She does her best to explain English grammar, but also tries to help her students navigate any of the challenges they may experience while living in Canada.

Wanda always has a shopping or restaurant recommendation for the students and loves hearing about what they think of the places she has recommended in London

Wanda McKay

Instructor & Practicum Supervisor

Wanda has been an ESL instructor at LLI since 2013,...

Rosemary Hummel

Rosemary Hummel

Position: ESL Instructor
Email: rosemary@llinstitute.com
Categories: LLI Team

Rosemary  is passionate about language and has been tutoring and teaching English in the classroom and online since she was a student herself. She has studied English at university level and graduated with honors.

Additionally, she has read hundreds of books in several different languages and has even had a little of her own writing published. She holds four TESOL certificates, including the ACE TESOL certificate, attained at LLI in 2017.

Rosemary values conversation and communication in the classroom. She is open to each student’s individual perspective and experience, and encourages students to express themselves authentically. She makes an effort to learn about each student’s personal motivations in order to meet individual needs and help achieve individual goals.

In addition to teaching, Rosemary loves travelling and meeting new people. Her favourite cities are Victoria, B.C. and Edinburgh, Scotland. When she is not travelling the world, Rosemary spends her time hiking, running, practising yoga, reading, and caring for houseplants.

Rosemary Hummel

ESL Instructor

Rosemary  is passionate about language and has been tutoring and...

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Position: Academic Preparation Instructor
Email: matt@llinstitute.com
Categories: LLI Team

Matt has been a member of the LLI team since 2000.

After his post-secondary education and working at a variety of jobs, Matt decided to take several TESOL courses including the ACE program. He discovered the satisfaction that comes from teaching foreign students and helping them to achieve their goals.

Matt also finds it rewarding to learn about the many cultures of the students who pass through the doors at LLI, as well as sharing his own Canadian culture.

Matt’s philosophy is to provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of English. He promotes a strong work ethic that will serve LLI students well in all future endeavours in Canada. As Matt says, it is their effort that ultimately will help them succeed within the confines of a pleasant, welcoming environment at LLI.

Matt looks forward to many years of sharing and helping make the experiences of LLI students memorable and unique.

Matt Foster

Academic Preparation Instructor

Matt has been a member of the LLI team since...

More about our teachers

At LLI, we believe that great learning starts with great teachers.

When you join a class at LLI, your teacher will welcome you as a new member of the LLI family. Our teaching staff are friendly and open, creating a wonderful classroom environment for our students. Our classrooms are light, airy and provide an excellent environment for study whatever level you are joining.

Our teacher will help and support you in your learning and encourage you to join in with class exercises, whether you are in class online or in person. All our teachers follow our LLI curriculum and teach using the Mastery Learning method. This mean that you learn by speaking and using the English language from your first lesson.

All our teaching staff at LLI have a great deal of ESL teaching experience in addition to their formal academic training. All of our LLI staff are TESL certified and have University/Teacher College training. Many of our teachers speak two or more different languages and represent a diverse range of languages and cultural backgrounds.

Classrooms for optimal learning potential

Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to help our teachers teach you in the best ways possible, for you to achieve your learning goals. LLI is very proud to have been recognized as one of the best learning environments in Canada.

Want to see inside our classrooms? View our virtual tour here.

Live classes with your teachers

Many schools use recorded video for their online courses but we do not. Our full-time and part-time ESL classes are all live classes.

Teaching a class with students sitting in front of them and online students too is a speciality of our staff here at LLI. Our teachers are highly skilled in creating a positive, interactive live classroom experience for all students, and our classroom technology ensure you can join in wherever you are in the world.

Throughout the week, you will have access to at least four different teachers in your particular learning level for your ESL program. This gives you the opportunity to learn from teachers with a wide range of experience and skills.

The LLI Virtual Learning Platform

You also have access to all teaching materials, books, exercises and more via the LLI Virtual Learning Platform. You can sign in anytime and see your latest assignments to complete online. You can also view messages from your teachers via Teams.