Helen is the York Associates Academic Manager and also a Trainer. She is a Cambridge accredited teacher trainer, with over 17 years of experience in training, personal development and human resources. Helen has several years’ experience in senior management in an educational setting.
Helen started gaining intercultural skills early by attending a French kindergarten in Iraq. Rather more recently, she has worked in France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. She speaks French and German.
Areas of special interest
Teacher training, professional development, intercultural communication, mental health, neurodiversity, young learners, disability awareness and Human Rights
Cambridge University Accredited Teacher Trainer (Celta and Distance DELTA local tutor)
Mental Health First Aider
MA (Cantab) in Philosophy
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
Certificate in Recovery Coaching
Working towards working towards certificates in Management and Leadership (CMI accredited), NLP for Personal Development and diplomas in both CBT and Mindfulness
York Associates is much more than "just a language school". A fantastic and inspiring experience in communicating with top experienced coaches (with work experience).
Be it for communication in business, intercultural or private. Absolutely recommendable for people who expect "more" than grammar.
Everything was perfect during my stay at York Associates: the methodology and the content, which the trainers developed based on my personal needs and adjusted day by day. The atmosphere between the participants and the other trainers, especially during the breaks, was great. Whilst enjoying a good cup of coffee (or tea) we were able to discuss various topics with the open and humorous trainers. Furthermore, we were also able to join a trainer for lunch in one of the typical restaurants in the vicinity and get lots of information on York, its customs and traditions during the lunch breaks. A great thank you also to all the administrative staff who also supported me on a daily basis and my host family.
Ahmed O S Ahmed
Aviation student, Libya
Wonderful teachers and high levels of qualifications. We've improved our knowledge and experience of Academic English as well as about other cultures.
Abdulmohaimen Mohamed B Abdulhadi
Aviation student, Libya
York Associates has fabulous and experienced teachers. I passed my exam and we're now preparing for university. Thank you.