Jack comes from Merseyside, England, and moved to China in 2015. He’s the Director of Studies with EF Academic Partnerships based at ShanghaiTech University.
He has experience teaching a wide range of English language courses, and employ conscientiousness and determination in my work. He places emphasis on student-led discovery by creating an interactive, stimulating environment. He has particular expertise in British literature and history, two disciplines that encourage critical thinking and independent judgement. These are fundamental skills students require for further educational and professional development. His specific research interests lie in the formation of collective identities, the development of language, global educational practices and language identity and has experience delivering lectures on these subjects and will deliver more in the near future.
Within EF Academic Partnerships, he’s also involved in the development of innovative courses that are taught across the ESL field of teaching in Shanghai. These courses aim to standardise the ESL learning experience at universities by pairing contemporary teaching techniques with relevant, engaging topics to develop a student’s core language skills.
Before teaching he studied History at the University of Derby, achieving first class honours. His professional teaching career started in Italy, and has since attained several teaching qualifications, including CELTA, Cambridge English teaching TKT certificates, and is currently completing a MA in Global Education and Development Learning with University College London.
Jack is delighted to work at ShanghaiTech University and is enthusiastic about continuing my professional development at this contemporary, progressive university.
Charlie Su is from London, England. He graduated from King’s College London with a BA in French and Management. As part of his degree he also spent some time studying at Paris Sorbonne. His areas of interest include French cinema, literature and linguistics.
He is TEFL and CELTA qualified and particularly enjoys working with young adults. His teaching career began in Shenzhen, China; where he taught young learners.
He is very excited to have joined EF Academic Partnerships and is looking forward to working closely with ShanghaiTech University. He will be teaching English Oral classes and Academic writing classes at undergraduate and graduate level. He also hopes to develop and deliver lectures on French literature in the coming semesters.
Louise Worsfold is a teacher at the English Language Department with EF Academic Partnerships at ShanghaiTech University.
She has been working with adults in education and the occupational sector for many years. She has experience in tutoring and presenting to individuals as well as groups, including those with challenging behaviours and learning difficulties.She was the teaching and learning librarian for just under eight hundred students. She designed and developed a programme of information and digital literacy for students delivered through a series of presentations, lectures and workshops, backed up by pre-recorded video tutorials and written handouts.
Louise has a focus on teaching academic writing and oral English at ShanghaiTech. Having a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, she also completed a TEFL traninning and acquired a qualification certificate.
Keenan Sass has been delivering English classes to learners of different ages and proficiency levels for the past two years with EF in Shanghai and he enjoys teaching young adult learners. Keenan enjoys being able to communicate with his learners and teaching them about worldly topics and help open them to topics pertaining to Western Culture. In turn he loves having his students open up his world to all things China related especially Chinese culture and customs. He will be teaching Oral and Written English to the undergraduates of ShanghaiTech as well as teaching General English to the Graduates. Keenan graduated from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town South Africa, where he majored in Drama and Theatre studies with a specific focus on media. He obtained his certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language the year after graduation and aims to complete his CELTA and DipTESOL within the next three to five years.