Students walking on the Brooklyn Bridge,

James Stakenburg

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James Stakenburg
Executive Director of the English Language Institute

James has over 20 years of experience in English language education and education management.

He originally worked as an accountant, before leaving his native Australia to embark on his world travels.

He has since visited over 80 countries and began his teaching career in Japan, where he lived and taught English for 3 years. He has also worked as an Assistant Director of Studies, a Teacher Trainer, a Trainer of Trainers and Head of Teacher Training. He has presented at TESOL International, English USA, NYS TESOL, and IATEFL conferences.

James has a B. Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and an MA TESOL from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

In addition to traveling, he enjoys running, swimming, reading, cooking and eating food from around the world.