About Our Team

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Chris Creed

Co-Owner, Webdesigner, Pedagogical development

Qualified with a DiP. TEFL and a Cert. TEFL from the University of Central Lancashire as well as an M.Ed (Lifelong Learning) from the Open University.
Trained for 18 months to become a coach at L’école Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse, and has managed a learning solutions company in Toulouse, France since 1996.
Has worked as an EFL teacher in Poland and director of operations and management coach in an international company based in the UK and in France, overseeing the development and running of 8 profit centres.

  • Webdesign 50%
  • Pedagogy 30%
  • Podcasting 20%

Susan Barke

Co-owner, pedagogical development, Sales & marketing

With over 20 years’ experience as a language trainer, Sue has run her own professional English language training company since 2007 providing English training for companies based all over France.

Having worked for a major international company in the UK for 10 years before becoming an EFL language trainer, Sue has been able to transfer her experience in sales, marketing and office administration into creating useful and pertinent training courses for English learners.

Sue has a BA in History and Politics (Queen Mary College, University of London) and a BA in French (Royal Holloway, University of London).

  • Pedagogical development 50%
  • Marketing 30%
  • Podcasting 20%

Stan the Jack Russell

Security and biscuit eating

A valued member of the EFL PodBlog team that ensures that we are not attacked by surprise by the postman, binmen, other dogs barking in the distance or next door’s cat.

  • Biscuit eating 90%
  • Sleeping 5%
  • Bones 5%

Up to date topics

Regular features that are linked to currect affairs and up-to-date items to help learners stay abreast of what is going on in the real world.


Real English from both native and second language speakers to enhance learning and listening skills, using authenticate situations for the podcasts.

Web Technology

Technology Web 2.0 to enhance learning experiences – Video, audio, podcasting, quizzes, HTML5 activities, downloadable learning events, Adobe Captivate learning events.

Clear Communication

The activities in The Learning Centre go a lot further into the subjects touched upon in the podcasts, by leveraging multiple media supports, exercises and work on all 4 skills of language learning.

Recent Blog Posts

Stay in touch with our latest topics.

What is going on in these sequences

What is going on in these sequences What is going on in these sequences - can you tell just by listening to the sounds? The best language learners are a combination of people who are curious, who keep asking themselves questions and are actively involved in their own...

Three items on my Bucket List – Merry

Three items on my Bucket List - Merry Three items on my Bucket List - Merry came in today to tell us a little about what three things are at the very top of her bucket list. She is just starting out with learning English and we are both very pleased and grateful to...

Are you an amazing English teacher?

Are you an amazing English teacher? Are you an amazing English teacher? Try this quiz, which is mostly meant for fun, but could also be an occasion to look at the way that you - if you are a teacher do your job and to look honestly at what you do and your motivation...

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