Old Suttonians English Language Centre (OS) was founded in 2012 by two TESOL teachers that saw a real lack of a modern liberal education through the medium of English in the area. The principal activity of OS is to train English teachers and operate schools and training centres by providing English as an Additional Language courses. Those same two individuals still work at OS and keep the same high standards as when OS was founded. Now they hold the titles of the Principal and Director of Studies. They started OS in a small yet humble location in one of the fastest developing cities in Zhongshan, China. After many years of hard work and dedication to the learning process, they were able to expand to a much bigger location with over 10,000 square feet of classroom space, over 30,000 square feet of outdoor sports area and playground. In addition to all of that, we have dormitory rooms, indoor sports room, reading lounge, library, roof garden and so much more on our premises for TESOL teachers to use while learning or doing their Internship. We have a dynamic team of 10 experienced teachers to support trainees and a varied student population. In addition, over 3000 students have passed through our doors and many have successfully endeavored on overseas study.
Here at Old Suttonians we provide the environment and resources that TESOL teachers need to grow and succeed. Our state-of-the-art after school education centre comes equipped with computers, projectors, white boards, printers and photocopiers. Our team of international staff is highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields and are here to help TESOL teachers expand and learn the skills necessary to becoming an effective TESOL teacher. You will be made to feel at home because your trainers are from the USA, UK, Australia and of course our host country China.
By profession our Principal is a qualified accountant in the UK and Australia but he has had a passion for education for a long time. He is Montessori trained and certified as a TESOL teacher by the TESOL Training International USA many years ago. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the UK since 2000. Leading the team of extraordinary teachers is the Director of Studies, Jacob Martin. Jacob has over a decade of teaching English experience in China and Hong Kong as well as being a multi-certified TESOL trainer. Some of his certificates include “TESOL Certificate- Trinity College London 2008. TESOL Trainer- TESOL Training International USA 2013. and TESOL Trainer- Westminster College London”.
• Full suite of books and learning materials published by OS or affiliates.
• Fully equipped teachers’ rooms, with libraries of supplementary resources and teaching notes, full of ideas for your specific lessons.
• Internet accessible via computers in every classroom.
• Academic support and guidance from an experienced Director of
Studies and an international highly qualified operations team.