Welcome to the LYE School of Learning

Education that is accessible, affordable, and appropriate

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At Learn YOUR English, we strive to create a community of teachers that is accessible, affordable, and appropriate to their context. 

All of our courses, memberships, and program offerings emphasize: 

  • mindful and meaningful teaching
  • better thinking
  • continuous learning
  • purposeful creativity
  • humanistic education


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What Teachers Say

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An excellent professional development opportunity for any...

Bistra Borissova Maugeri

One of the best online courses I have taken so far! Well-rounded, straight-to-the-point, relevant and theory-light content, focused on the most problematic g...

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One of the best online courses I have taken so far! Well-rounded, straight-to-the-point, relevant and theory-light content, focused on the most problematic grammar areas for students (tense, aspect, and voice). Clearly structured units, easy-to-complete bite-sized sections, ranging from short video presentations to practical tasks. Plenty of opportunities to personalize the knowledge and deepen understanding through reflection tasks and reference to your own teaching context. This was definitely a very enriching and positive experience. It made me realize how inadequately Grammar is represented in mainstream EFL coursebooks and the negative effect this has on both teaching and learning. It helped me readjust my focus from the form to the use when teaching grammar and definitely raised my language awareness as a whole.

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loved it!

Monika Novta

it's a fantastic course. even though many concepts were familiar to me from before (I'm a trained teacher), this course was an amazing and much needed refres...

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it's a fantastic course. even though many concepts were familiar to me from before (I'm a trained teacher), this course was an amazing and much needed refresher and it game me tons of new ideas on how to approach grammar in teaching. I highly recommend it.

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Teaching Listening Made Easy

Emma Maynard

I've come away with a refreshed approach; not only having a broadened theoretical base, but also practical elements on how to apply it. I'm excited to take w...

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I've come away with a refreshed approach; not only having a broadened theoretical base, but also practical elements on how to apply it. I'm excited to take what I've learnt into the classroom and give my students the opportunities to develop transferable skills that they can use at home. This course is not just interesting, but highly useful and practical.

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What an amazing course!

Sandra Lencioni

I've just completed the Advanced Grammar For Teachers and all I can say is: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The course has led me to extensive reflection on everything I thou...

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I've just completed the Advanced Grammar For Teachers and all I can say is: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The course has led me to extensive reflection on everything I thought I knew about grammar and filled me with hunger- for more knowledge. Thank you for such an inspiring course. I can't wait for more.

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Totally worth it.

Ana Lucia Vitti Ribeiro de Mendonça Rodrigues

This is a comprehensive and thorough course. It encompasses very important points of English Grammar, explained in clear language. It also brings many points...

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This is a comprehensive and thorough course. It encompasses very important points of English Grammar, explained in clear language. It also brings many points for reflection. A must take course for teachers who want to "refresh" and improve their knowledge.

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Meet the LYE Team!

Andrew, Mike, and Leo lead the LYE community

Michael Landry

Mike has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies in East Asia and Canada. Mike began his ELT career in South Korea as a business-English, exam preparation (TOEFL/IELTS), and EAP instructor. He then moved on to China and Japan where he assumed a variety of ESL teaching and administrative roles. Since returning to Canada, he has taught EAP at universities and continues to develop curriculum for a variety of English language programs. He has also served of provincial and national professional bodies. In addition to his ELT interests, Mike enjoys being outdoors and taking in some sports.

Leo Gomez

My name is Leo Gomez and I’m the CVO and a founding member of Learn YOUR English. I have devoted my life exclusively to education and a substantial portion of my work in English Language Teaching has involved, teaching, educating, and developing language teachers both in pre- and in-service capacities. I have an MA in TEFL and Corpus Linguistics (University of Birmingham) and a Delta (Cambridge University). My research interests include humanistic education, philosophy of education, psychology of learning, critical pedagogy, task-based learning, podcasting as a tool for development, and learner-centered education. Leo’s 20+ years of teaching experience overseas include 6 countries and a broad spectrum of classes, ranging from general English, exam English, ESP, to teacher education courses; the last 6 years of my teaching have been devoted solely to English for Academic Purposes at universities and colleges in Canada.. As an EAP instructor, I employed my experience with data-driven learning and task-based education to promote agency, awareness, and authenticity in the learning process. Leo has developed a process for growing audiences and building authority, both from his work with universities and colleges and @Teachertalkingtime podcast interviews with leading thinkers, such as Scott Thornbury, Jane Willis, Patsy Lightbown, Susan Hunston, and more. I am excited to have you on this journey with us!

Andrew Woodbury

In his career, Andrew has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies. Over that time, he has delivered a wide variety of courses both in Canada and abroad. He started teaching in Costa Rica, where he lived and worked for over three years. In his time there, he delivered business-English and teacher-training courses, and would later become the director of studies of two separate institutions. In Canada, he has worked at a variety of language schools, colleges, and universities teaching EAP Foundation Courses and continuing his teacher-training responsibilities. When he is not teaching, Andrew loves travelling, reading, and pretending that he’s a writer.

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What our Community Says

Aida Vosoughi

Student

It has been a few months since I have joined this community. It was exactly what I needed. Instead of boring formal classes they focus on learning at all times which they call "learning in the wild". I strongly recommend this network to anyone who wishes to improve their skills.

Danilo Pereira

Instructor

Learn YOUR English Network is an educational startup with the aims of development of teachers and students. They lead their community to rethink the way a language is taught and learnt by producing top-notch quality podcasts, courses, newsletters, and so on. I highly recommend their work!

Selin Goran

English Learner

I took their online course and I learned a lot. The way they teach is different than other courses. I satisfied and I recommend it. It is worth to try. I usually like traditional education but they are so organized so that there is no confusion during class.They do not teach grammar, they teach importance of conversation during learning. Their main focus is finding a meaningful topic through philosophy. After that, we have a meaningful conversation and listening opportunities.Learning has never been this much fun. In short, it gives me hope to know that there are still people in the world that are so dedicated to their job. Thank you LYE. Hope to see you again.

Sonia Di Placido

Teacher

The Learn Your English team is experienced, knowledgable and innovative. They work hard, are very passionate about the industry and teaching students as well as people who require specific needs to improve their capacities for Second Language Aquisition. I've observed a class, been to a seminar and when I found myself in a challenging spot I was able to contact them for a consultation about how to approach an EAP lesson plan that was quite complex at the post-graduate level for students that would undoubtedly get overwhelmed if I didn't have the right tools to facilitate a class that made them feel that they were growing and applying life experience with new information and knowledge about a different language to further invest in their own careers

CATHERINE MACMILLAN

POST-SECONDARY EAP INSTRUCTOR

THE FIRST MEETING INTRODUCED AN ENTHUSIASTIC TEAM THAT ENCOURAGES CRITICAL THINKING AND CHALLENGES THE STATUS QUO IN TOPICS THAT COVER ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING FROM CONVERSATIONAL TO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. PARTICIPATING IN THAT FIRST MEETING WAS EXHILARATING FOR ME, AND I HAVE SINCE BEEN TO SEVERAL WORKSHOPS AT THE REAL INSTITUTE AND TOSCON. THESE WORKSHOPS WERE PROFESSIONALLY DELIVERED, INTERACTIVE AND USEFUL, NOT TO MENTION INTERESTING! EACH SESSION MOTIVATED ME TO CONSIDER NEW WAYS OF PRESENTING IN MY OWN CLASSES AND ALSO RAISED AWARENESS TO THE METHODOLOGY. WITH THIS IN MIND, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND LEARN YOUR ENGLISH TO ALL TEACHERS IN THE FIELD OF ESL WHETHER NEW OR EXPERIENCED! THANKS MIKE LEO AND ANDREW!"

Maria Skulskaya

Language Teacher

I took this course in July, and I was glad I did. I was researching Teaching Listening during my Master’s program. I got good theoretical update about the new ways but I couldn’t apply much when I was back teaching. Your course helped me connect the dots between theory and practice. You are awesome, LYE!

Linda Birosova-McLester

Language Teacher

Just today my current students told me how the previous teacher would always just give out set of questions to answer after listening to...whatever they had listened to. I am forever glad to have chosen to grow and forever grateful to be a part of LYE tribe. Thank you Mike, Leo and Andrew!!!

Lucia Perzhalo

Language Teacher

The listening course was great!!! Super practical and easy to follow. I highly recommend it!

Tayfun Boylu

If you really want to learn English, this team is the right address. You will see the difference in yourself in a very short time.

Real Teachers, Real Reflections

Leandro: Teacher and Learn YOUR English Member


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