Michael, from Ireland, has an MA and founded the school over 25 years ago, is a qualified teacher, board member of MEI and travels worldwide marketing Swan ELT.
Oliver, from Ireland, founded the school over 25 years ago, has an M.Phil in Applied Linguistics and is a former Chairperson of MEI.
Danielle, from Ireland has an Honours Degree in Marketing and has extensive experience working in language schools and travels the world marketing Swan ELT and supporting agents.
Originally from Germany but born in Kazakhstan, Ina is a graduate of Journalism and Media Communications and also has experience in Wholesale and Foreign Trade. Ina works in our Marketing Department looking after all areas of Sales and Marketing including promotional material, dealing with agents and the overall student experience.
Dermot, from Ireland holds a B.A in Marketing, a CELT, a Higher Diploma in Education and a M.Phil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin. With many years experience in management and teaching, we are delighted to have him here as our Director of Studies.
Meet Touria, the Assistant Director of Studies, here at Swan. With extensive experience in ESL teaching, she has worked in the UK, Turkey and now here in Dublin. Touria specialises in language material design and has an MA in ELT and professional development.
Gillian, from Northern Ireland, has worked worldwide in ELT for 25+ years. She has a DELTA, worked for prestigious ELT organisations and co-ordinates our teacher training programmes.
Helen, from China, looks after everything at Swan ELT – from bookings, admin, visa concerns and more. She is the head of our admin team.
Marcela, originally from Mexico, manages our Professional Internship Programme, which welcomes students from all over Europe.
Lin, from China, has extensive experience at Swan ELT and manages the reception area.
You all know our fantastic and well-loved Welfare Officer. You can talk to her any time you want.
Joe, from Ireland, is responsible for all travel and maintenance at Swan ELT, and supports the admin team in looking after our students.
An Italian graduate of Foreign Languages and Cultures from University of Sassari, Maria has over 13 years experience in one of Europes top publishing companies, Maria also has experience working in the Accommodation Department of two Dublin language schools. Holding the qualification CEDILS for teaching Italian to foreign students, she has a real love for people, languages, culture and psychology.
All the way from South Africa, Madie has a BA Mediastudies degree (University of the Free State) and Hons degree in Political Science (Nelson Mandela University). Then she came to Ireland, where she graduated with an MA in Peace and Development Studies from University of Limerick. With experience in journalism, political research, administration, accounting and teaching, Madie joined the Swan team in 2018.
Brian, from Kildare, is a graduate of the CELT course at Swan. He is also a graduate of NCAD and a practicing (and very talented!) artist. Teaching students of all ages here at Swan, Brian also holds Culture and Arts discussions for our students in the afternoons and leads tours of museums and galleries throughout the city. He is a very important team member of the Swan Junior International Summer Programme in July and August where he very successfully runs the popular afternoon art camp.
Cormac, from Ireland, is our longest standing teacher, an accomplished artist and an expert in IELTS – trusted by IELTS students all around Dublin.
Ivan, from the USA, is an experienced teacher and best-selling author. Currently writing a PhD, he is a popular and dedicated teacher.
All the way from Sydney, Australia, Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Education (primary) (sp. education) from Charles Sturt University. After moving to Ireland, falling in love and marrying her wonderful Irish husband, Sam completed the CELT course here at Swan back in 2013. We were so impressed by her, that we offered her a teaching job just 2 days after she completed the course and she has been a treasured member of the Swan Team ever since.
With 10 years' experience in teaching English in Ireland, England and abroad, Cory is immensely popular with our students. With a Masters degree and three additional degrees, as well as being in a band, Cory is a fantastic addition to our teaching team.
Originally from Dublin, Helen has a degree in English and Art History from UCD. She completed her CELT with Swan last year and is currently doing a Masters in Primary Education.