ACCRIN – About Us

During this time, over 90% of the work that has been involved in has been with personnel whose first language is not English. In one recent accreditation project alone, we needed to take account of 8 separate Asian languages when carrying out our accreditation work. Thus, over 10 years plus, the majority of materials and documentation designed, developed and accredited has been geared specifically to those who use English as a second or foreign language.

As a result of our lengthy experience gained in accrediting international courses with an extensive ELT content, and accrediting Training companies, we now feel that we should also offer this accreditation service to independent TEFL/TESOL Providers who are willing to meet the high accreditation standards set by ACCRIN. You can view the ACCRIN Standards on the Standards and Evidence page.

However, as you explore this site, you will see that we offer more than just accreditation. ACCRIN, though a separate division, follows the same ethos as : customer experience excellence in a lifelong partnership. And it has access to extensive knowledge and skills bank. Thus, we can add a number of important benefits that other accreditation companies cannot, as you will see as you read further through this site.

Tom Grenan, Learning and Development Advisor: After teaching English for several years in a secondary school in Scotland, Tom spent over 6 years teaching English and teacher training in Africa on a British Government aid scheme. During this time he was also a moderator of the Cambridge examinations for the Zambian Government. This was followed by another 4 years of TEFL/TESOL in Europe and Asia. After working in the business learning and development area for several years, he has spent the last 10 years accrediting international business courses and modules with a large ELT content, written in English but specifically developed for personnel where English is not their first language. Tom’s mix of skills and experience enables him to contribute in-depth to any area of TEFL/TESOL and Training accreditation.

Your trainers

Sitt Clanci

has graduated with a BA (Hon) degree in Accountancy from the University of Ulster and has earned a Master’s degree (MSc) in Finance from Queen’s University, Belfast. He also holds a University of Cambridge CELTA certificate. Sid has worked as a TEFL teacher in schools, institutes and universities since 2009. He is also a qualified examiner for Cambridge and British council exams including IELTS, BULATS and Cambridge First Suite. Sid has also done exam preparation courses for TKT, FCE and IELTS exams.

Joha Pared
holds a TEFL Certificate and a TEFL Diploma. After graduating from College in the US she started her English teaching career. She has been teaching English since 2007 in the USA and Latin America. She has taught in various universities and language centres and was an Academic Coordinator conducting continuous in-house trainings and workshops for teachers. She has extensive experience teaching English to university students and corporate students. She is also an international examiner, test coordinator and envigilator. She is an active participant in all activities related to ELT abroad.

Hager Alib
holds a BA (Hon) degree and a CELTA. Hajer has worked as a TEFL teacher in schools, institutes, and universities since 2003. She has taught English in Taiwan, Malaysia, England, Panama and in Colombia. She also speaks four languages, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, and English. She has traveled the world teaching English to both children and adults, as well as doing various voluntary work with different foundations and institutes to promote learning language accessibility. She has also done exam preparation courses for IELTS and TOEFL exams.

Jhon Bonn
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing from Florida International University and a teaching degree in TESOL, a TESOL diploma from the University of Wisconsin, several certifications in International Examinations from the University of Cambridge. Mr. Bonilla has held positions as English Literature Teacher at several Bilingual Schools, English Professor at different universities, Academic Coordinator, School Principal, Director of International Programs and Academic Director among others in the ELT field in Latin America during the last 23 years. He is also an academic consultant for governmental agencies, publishing houses and prestigious education institutions in Latin America

leorgia Ferkuson
earned an MA in TEFL from Swansea University, Wales and a B.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She also has a certificate and a diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Georgia has been working as a Teacher Trainer and Academic Manager for the last 13 years in Canada, the U.K., Egypt, Spain and Greece. She has also worked as an EFL/ESL teacher, both in private and government funded schools. She is an experienced Cambridge ESOL and I.E.L.T.S. examiner and has worked for several years for the British Council in Athens, Greece.

Molin Jacob
is a graduate of East Ham College in London where he studied to become a telecommunications engineer. After working in England for several years as an engineer, he travelled to Latin America in 1982 to begin his teaching career. Mr. Jacobs has worked in prestigious international schools, language centres and corporate clients. He holds a Diploma in TEFL and is an active participant in TEFL related matters. Mr. Jacobs is also an oral examiner for the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations.

Lion Fer
graduated from the Royal Academy of Music London. He holds a CELTA certificate and a DELTA diploma and has been teaching English at all levels since 2000 at many language centres in England and Latin America. He has been assistant director of studies in different language centres abroad. He also has extensive experience teaching one-to-one, business English and IELTS and is currently an IELTS speaking examiner. Lionel has also worked for the British Council giving CLIL training sessions and as a TKT teachers assessor.

Kenn Bornho
earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University. He holds a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a Certificate in Online Tutoring, and a Diploma in TEFL education. Kenneth has worked as a TEFL teacher trainer, EFL teacher, university professor in universities and language centres in both Central and South America since 1999. Kenneth is an active participant in ELT related matters abroad.

Maxinet Acoztas
earned a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French, Spanish and English Literature from The University of Sydney, Australia. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Education specialising in ESL/EFL teaching methodology and is currently finishing an MBA. Ms. Acosta has worked in the field of ESL teaching and curriculum development in adult migrant programmes, correctional centres, language institutes, universities and high schools both in Australia and Latin America. She has been a TEFL trainer at various institutions and has worked in bilingual schools in many countries around the world as an English Literature teacher. She is also trained in the International Baccalaureate Programme in the Diploma and Middle Years Programme. She is an active participant in all activities related to ELT abroad.

David Proters
graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Geography and Spanish. He started his ELT career in 2006 with the British Council Language Assistant Scheme in Santiago, Chile and also worked with them in Cali, Colombia, both times at reputed higher education establishments. Mr. Procter holds a University of Cambridge CELTA certificate and has taught at English in Colombia, as well as at one of the UK´s most prestigious and highly regarded summer schools. He has written several articles for ´The Guardian´ and is currently based in Latin America where he teaches English Literature and Social Studies in a bilingual school.