LEPP instructors are qualified and experienced in teaching English as a second language. Student course evaluations consistently cite the skills and support of LEPP instructors in helping them meet their language goals.

Melike Erozlu Instructor

Melike ErozluMelike has a MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language from UBC and she did her BA degree in English Language and Literature in Turkey. She has taught ESL/EAP in Japan, Turkey and Canada. Melike believes that every student has different needs and all students can be good language learners if they receive enough support and encouragement from their surrounding. As a teacher she helps students achieve their language learning goals. Melike's interest areas are Academic Writing, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, Language and Identity and Learner Autonomy.

Farid has a MEd in TESL from UBC and a BA in Linguistics from SFU.  He has taught in the Langara LEAP and LEPP programs for 8 years and before that taught TEFL in Iran for 10 years.  Farid teaches ESL because it provides him with the opportunity to share with his classes his own experiences of learning English as a second language.

“Taking (and teaching) courses in LEPP is a learning opportunity. Let's learn together.”

Karen Segal Instructor

Karen SegalKaren Segal has a BA from the University of Manitoba and a TESOL Certificate from the University of British Columbia. She has been teaching English language as a Second Language for 20 years and has been teaching at Langara for seven years. She uses a communicative, highly interactive approach in her classes.

Julia Vergara Instructor

Julia VergaraJulia Vergara has a BA in Communications and Creative Writing from Kwantlen University and currently is working towards her MA in English at UBC. She also has CELTA Certificate and for several years has taught ESL/EAP to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Fluent in English and Russian, Julia is passionate about teaching languages and implements innovative and student-centered teaching in her classes.