Douglas Turner

"In my classes, I really enjoy building on fluency by introducing common phrases and fun idioms that natives use. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, listening to music and exploring new areas of Seoul with friends."

  • CELTA Qualified
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (BA), Newcastle University 
  • 5 years teaching experience in Korea, Japan, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Brazil

Edward Green

Senior Teacher Digital/ICT

As well as his teaching and managerial duties with the British Council, Mike is also a main course tutor and Cambridge Assessor for the CELTA course, a main course tutor for the Cambridge ICELT course and an IELTS writing and speaking examiner.

Eleanor MacLeod

"I enjoy using English in creative ways; and enabling the students to be able to support themselves in the future. Outside of the classroom I go hiking and roller skating. I also love to try new foods."

  • CELTA and TYLEC teaching qualifications. 
  • Started teaching in 2015. *Started teaching with the British Council in Korea in 2018


Eliza Deacon-Evans

"I am passionate about yoga and musical theatre and like to incoporate drama, physical activities, and creativity when teaching in the classroom. In my free time I enjoy writing, hiking, and making art."

  • BA in Modern Languages
  • Has been teaching English for 4 years in Korea, Brazil and the UK

Emma Pearce

"I love teaching young learners and helping them to see that learning English can be easy, fun, and rewarding. Outside of the classroom, I love being outside and walking my dogs, Lola and Garbage."

  • TYLEC, Trinity
  • CELTA, Cambridge
  • Masters In Education, Open University

George Banks

"I am interested in using engaging games in the classroom so students can have fun whilst practising their English. In my free time, I like watching films, playing guitar, playing video games and making videos."

  • Jolly phonics certificate 
  • BA in Scriptwriting for Film and TV
  • Has been teaching English for over 8 years in Korea, Japan, Spain and Italy.

Holly Perry

"My favourite part of teaching is watching the students have fun in the classroom while feeling confident to use their English. In my free time, I love exploring the different neighbourhoods of Seoul and visiting the parks and mountains."

  • BA Degree in French and Italian 
  • I have been teaching English since 2016. I taught in Sardinia, Italy for 3 years before moving to Seoul in July 2019.

Hong Seok Lee

BA Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Internet Safety Day

Under the artistic eye of centre coordinator Jennifer Patience, the Seocho team have made an internet safety display complete with parent information and word searches for the students. This will help inform and involve parents and learners in how they can more safely traverse the global superhighway.

James Barron

"In class I like doing student-centered speaking activities which encourage students to use English in a practical and fun way. On sunny days off I enjoy hiking and tennis, otherwise I like learning about history and watching films."

  • CELTA and TYLEC teaching qualifications. 
  • Over four years of experience teaching in Korea.