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Academic Excellence

Active Learning

The academic program at Applied Language Studies House Ltd places an emphasis on every aspect of our student’s growth and development. We take advantage of the natural curiosity students possess by having our teachers present new information in creative ways and teach through exploratory experiences.

Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow Applied Language Studies House Ltd to offer an intimate and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

Guest Lecturers

Here to Guide, Inspire and Support

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Prof Mike McCarthy

Guest Lecturer

Scott Thornbury

Guest Lecturer

Mark Hancock

Guest Lecturer

Meet the team

Do you want to be more?  Be here!


Dr Paschalis Chliaras FHEA

Head of ALS House Delta Centre and Main Course tutor

Dr Paschalis Chliaras (PhD in Applied Linguistics and SLA) is an EAP/ESP (UG/PG) and TESOL Lecturer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, TEFL-Qualified, Qualified Cambridge Delta Tutor, Chairman and Director of the Research Centre for Applied Languages and Linguistics, Expert for the Key Activity 2 – Languages Transversal Programme, EU, Cambridge Centre Exams Manager and Presessional EAP Tutor, University of Birmingham, UK. He is a member of IATEFL and member of BALEAP and has given 14 presentations at major conferences in the UK, Turkey and Greece in the last 5 years. He is the founder of the Academic Institution Applied Language Studies House.


Alistair Barnes

Cambridge Delta Tutor

Alistair Barnes has been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1983. He holds an M.A. Applied Linguistics (University of Reading) 1986. He has taught EFL in Universities, private sector institutions and teacher training establishments in Poland, the (former) USSR, Korea, Spain and Britain. He has run pre-service and in-service training courses for teachers since 1991, in Poland, Britain, Ireland, Australia, Latvia, Thailand and Vietnam. He is active as an examiner and assessor for various University of Cambridge schemes, including the Delta.


Ben Hammond

Cambridge Delta Trainer (ACT)

Ben is a freelance Teacher Training and Education Consultant, now based in London. He has worked in language education for more than 20 years, delivering Delta, CELTA and bespoke training courses at many different training centres around the world (the UK, Canada, the USA, Ecuador, Ireland, Lebanon, Greece, Romania, Thailand and Ukraine) in both the private and state sectors. 
In addition to his work in teacher education, he has experience in a wide variety of other English teaching areas: General English at all levels, exam preparation (UK Skills for Life, Cambridge exams and IELTS), Younger Learners, Business English, EAP, ESOL and UK Functional Skills classes. He did an MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics at King’s College (London) in 2008 and is planning to do a PhD in Teacher Education once we have come out of Covid lockdown and the world has (hopefully) returned to normal. The majority of his teaching and training career has been in the face-to-face classroom, but he has delivered fully online CELTA courses and blended Delta courses.

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Neil Anderson

Cambridge Delta Tutor

Neil has taught and trained in the UK, Hungary, Switzerland and France, spending a significant portion of his career as Senior Trainer for International House Budapest where he was responsible for running their  CELTA, DELTA and internal training courses. He is co-author of Activities for Task-Based Learning by DELTA publishing, and co-run the blog Fluency First ELT  where they provide communicative and task-based lessons for online and face-to-face teaching. This reflects his primary area of interest i.e. fluency-to-accuracy approaches (TBL, Dogme etc.) which challenge the hegemony of PPP. He is also passionate about the teaching and learning of lexis, dealing with emergent language and action research / reflective practice. 


Alexandra Green

Cambridge Delta Modules 1 & 3 tutor & Train the Trainer Lead Trainer

Alexandra Green is a Cambridge Assessment Team Leader; ALS House (Cambridge-GR091) Lead Trainer; Eurognosi academic director. She has obtained an MA in Management of Language Learning & Second Language Teaching and Learning; TEFL Foundation; She is also a Cambridge Presenter and  Team Leader

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