The LinGOx team*
Member of the Steering Committee

Food from the Global Village
Presentation Skills with PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Suite

Ashraf has a university degree in English. He has 6 years experience in the ESL industry and has been teaching ESL in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Canada to all-level students. He is currently teaching English in Vancouver. He has completed several multimedia workshops. Ashraf is intensely obsessed by cooking and is passionate about teaching a workshop about food from around the world. He is also preparing to pursue higher education in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He also likes reading mythology and soccer.

Member of the Steering Committee

Basic Business Communication
Medical English

David taught in the public school system and worked for the English department at BC Institute of Technology. For 9 years he has tutored undergraduate to PhD students at the University of British Columbia, as well as ESL International students. He taught ESL at Gateway College and Medical English at Sprott-Shaw International Language College in Vancouver in 2006. He studied communication skills at U.Vic. with Dr. Stephen Linn, PhD and is passionate about communication. His life has been one form of communication or another through visual arts, performing arts, and the art of the printed and spoken word. He has published in the fields of health, medicine and the arts for the past forty years. David graduated from the Vancouver School of Art and later took counseling psychology at the University of Victoria.

Member of the Advisory & Steering Committees

Listening and Accent Reduction
Market Analysis
Business Analysis

Ian McKinnon has been in ESL education for 10 years. He started in a Vancouver ESL school and then took his first overseas position as head teacher helping to open a language school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. From there, he went to Ontario where he developed the Business English program for the largest ESL school in Toronto before going to Japan as head Teacher for Jade English School on Shikoku. Three years after, he returned to Vancouver to teach for a year until he opened a successful conversation school here. Having sold his school to look for new challenges, he now works as a Business English programmer and instructor for schools in the Vancouver area and joined the LinGOx team in 2007. He enjoys soccer, cycling and writing. His real passion is to help others be it through education, micro credit organizations or giving his time to street youth charities in Vancouver.

Jennifer R
Academic Writing&LPI
Internet English

Jennifer has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in England and a BA in Creative Writing and Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is a published writer and currently working on finishing her second novel. She is passionate about writing. Her hobbies include golf, kayaking, hiking and cycling. She also plays guitar and sings.

Jennifer W
Member of the Steering Committee & Faculty

Financial & Accounting English

Jennifer has over 6 years teaching very young children to read, write and develop math skills. Currently, she teaches Business English to ESL students. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors degree. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University. She worked in the oil and gas, banking, real estate and transportation industries. She is passionate about business, finance and accounting. She taught accounting and finance in Vancouver and California for over 8 years. She loves knitting, reading and Sudoku.

Member of the Steering Committee

TV Anchor Video Presenting

Joe has been involved in ESL education for 6 years. He has a degree in film studies and languages. He was involved in two big film projects in Argentina and Switzerland. He has experience as a tourist guide, ESL soccer coach, media & film instructor and ski instructor. He is passionate about movie making and is an accomplished actor. He speaks several languages fluently. He teaches communication and the making of videos.

Interview Skills
Full program

Lisa began teaching ESL to international students in Vancouver after she finished her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of British Columbia. Her love of teaching brought her to Japan where she acted as Head Teacher for ABC Plus English School in Nagoya. There, she taught English to students aged 2 to 70, ranging in ability from absolute beginner to advanced. Recently returned to Vancouver, Lisa is now looking forward to bringing her enthusiasm and experience to LinGOx. She is also preparing to pursue her Master’s Degree in Communication. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and watching the Vancouver Canucks.

Member of the Advisory & Steering Committees

English Clinic

Marie has been in ESL education for more than 15 years. She has a university degree in English and has been teaching English at UBC to university students and business executives in US and Canada. She is a co-founder of LinGOx. She has traveled, worked and lived in many countries. And she is passionate about literature and positive thinking.

Member of the Advisory & the Steering Committees

Terry has been in ESL education and business for 22 years. He is a member of the Advisory and Steering Committees of LinGOx. He has founded or co-founded many businesses in Europe, US, India and Canada. He has been teaching Specialized English (procedures) in the Aviation World. He holds degrees in business and computers sciences. He also holds a commercial pilot license with 'everything'. He is passionate about business, aviation and passionate people. He has traveled and lived in many countries and has been using English as a primary business and communication tool for years.

Marketing campaigns and Website Content Development


Daphne is a soon to be honor graduate of the American University in Washington, DC. She is currently passionate about West Africa and is studying in Ghana. She develops workshop programs and works on online implementation. She has traveled and lived in many countries and has a strong international background. She also loves Vancouver

Intern – Marketing Korea

Sabu was born in Korea and is an aspiring English bilingual international business man. He graduated from business school in Korea. He is taking care of LinGOx Korean Marketing project, supervising Korean website, translation and marketing materials. He has been studying in the ESL industry in Vancouver and at LinGOx and he is an expert in foreign students needs. He loves taking pictures.

Intern – Marketing Korea & Student Counselor

Inhee was born in Korea. She came to Canada early 2007 and has studied International Trade Management in Toronto & Vancouver before joining LinGOx as an intern. She attended some of our classes and became excited about the LinGOx new venture. She has more than 6 years of experience in ESL, teaching English to Korean high school students as well as business people. This is very helpful for her to market LinGOx. She is responsible for developing LinGOx’s agent network in Vancouver and in Asia.

Intern – Marketing Asia

Max was born in Seoul, Korea and has been in Vancouver since May 2007. He studied English in Vancouver in different ESL schools and then came to LinGOx for some of our classes. He wanted to be part of the team and get some international working exposure. He is helping with marketing materials in English and Korean. He also helps with translating web pages in Korean and has been collecting and researching ESL materials for our online academy.

* A team comprises a group of people linked in a common purpose. Teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks.

A group in itself does not necessarily constitute a team. Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows each member to maximize his or her strengths and minimize his or her weaknesses. (From Wikipedia.)