Meet some of our team members

Fadi SAFAR
Fadi SAFARCEO
Education :
– Undergraduate degree in French Studies , Emory University, 1985
– Degree, University of Houston, 1991
– LDCP Certified: October, 2018
– TEFL Certification # 00121252
ALTA French Rating: 12/ ILR 4+

Professional Experience:
– Established the “International School of Language”.
– 11 years’ experience in teaching languages on a face-to-face and online basis.

Grace HARGIS
Grace HARGISInstructor
Education:
– MA in English (UNC)
– PhD in linguistics – Indiana Univ.

Professional experience:
– Professor of English and Linguistics at Bob Jones University in Greenville – South Carolina
– Program Coordinator for TESOL and for the Bridge to College English at BJU
– Author of English Handbook for Christian Schools (1985, 2000) and several teachers’ guides for classic works of literature
– 30 years of teaching in English as a second language

Bruce BYERS
Bruce BYERSInstructor
Education :
– Undergraduate degree in French Education , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
– Master’s Degree in French, Middlebury College
– Ph.D. in French with a minor in linguistics, Indiana University

Professional Experience:
– Teacher for 3 years of high school French in Pennsylvania
– Professor of French studies for 42 years at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina
– Co-authored two high school French textbooks and published several review articles in The French Review,
– Translator of numerous sermons into French

Susan CLAY
Susan CLAYInstructor
Education:
– Master of French Studies, • Auburn University
-Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Spanish, Bowling Green State University

Professional Experience:
– Online French instructor, Valdosta University, Valdosta, Georgia
– French lecturer, Clemson University, South Carolina
– Director, Clemson in Paris summer study abroad program, Clemson
– French instructor, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
– Assistant Language Teacher, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program

Sylvia HUBSCHER
Sylvia HUBSCHERInstructor
Education:
– Master in Civil Law, University of Paris
– Bachelors in Law and History
– FLE (French as a Foreign Language)
– Highly Gifted Children
– Dyslexia Therapy for Children

Professional Experience:
– Teaching children FLE in a Boarding School in Normandy, France
– teaching Michelin employees at the Language Laboratories in Greenville (SC) and Clermont-Ferrand (France)
– Specialized in advanced French Courses

Hortens TATSIANDA
Hortens TATSIANDAInstructor
• Two-year technical degree, Centre Universitaire de Douala – Cameroon, 1989
• Bachelor degree in teaching, École Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique Douala, 1992
Professional Experience
• Taught 16 years in Technical Schools, High School and Two-year College in Douala.
• 12 years teaching Michelin employees and spouses at the Language School and online.
Cécilia SUN
Cécilia SUNInstructor
Education:
TESOL Certification; College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Doctoral Coursework in Education; California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA.
M.S., Psychology – California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA.
B.S.; Liberal Studies – University of the State of New York, Albany, NY.

Professional Experience:
ESL Instructor to multi-level non-English speaker adults, students, and employees
Senior Education Advisor for USAID education projects in Haiti, Ghana, Kosovo, and Indonesia
USAID Education Office Director in Macedonia
USAID Social Sector Advisor in Pakistan
Accomplishment & Interests:
Extensive worldwide experience working and living in multi-cultural environments and developing
programs in basic and higher education

Elizabeth WILKERSON
Elizabeth WILKERSONInstructor
– Bilingual paralegal international business degree. Spanish /English
Coral Gables, international American institute, Miami Florida.

– SAP system instructor for a German company. Training Hispanic employees and doing translations of SAP programs. (English / Spanish)

Professional Experience:
– life coach professional / Spanish/English

– 26 years’ experience teaching Spanish from basic to a professional Spanish level for international companies.
Expertise:
Grammar, pronunciation, history, legal terminology, medical, social services and more.
culture: art, religion, politics , cuisine.

Amy WANG
Amy WANGInstructor
Education:
– BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Professional Experience:
– Since 1990, teaching Mandarin Chinese to students of all ages through various companies, organizations, and private tutoring in multiple countries.
– Assistant Principal, Mandarin teacher, and art teacher at Greenville Chinese School in SC
– Mandarin teacher at a private school in Greenville, SC
– Mandarin instructor at the Michelin North America Language Lab in Greenville SC
– General Manager of the Greenville Chinese Cultural Association, Greenville, SC