Yiota Kontoloucas

Founder and Executive Director

Ms Yiota is the ELC founder and principal. She holds a BA in Education, a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies, a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of other languages (DELTA) and is a CELTS trainer. She considers her three daughters and seven grandchildren to be her greatest achievements!

Maria Kontoloucas


Maria has been an ELC teacher through and through for the past 20 years! She loves being in the classroom and her primary aim during teaching is to truly connect with students. She believes that a teacher should be a role model and an inspiration. Maria loves to give her all for her students and, eventually, even striking a friendship with them comes naturally.

Georgina Kontoloucas

Managing Director

Georgina holds a BA in Literature and Art and she credits the art side of her degree for helping her create and vibrant and creative classroom experience for students! Georgina really enjoys the fulfillment of giving students her insights into the English language. She is also the holder of a CELTYL degree which is a teacher training program.

Elena Kontoloucas

Managing Director

Elena enjoys teaching as well as helping manage the Upper School to teaching. She loves evolving and improving and has a secret passion for teaching correct pronunciation. She considers teaching a thrilling and motivating journey! Elena studied English Language and Linguistics and also holds a MA in TESOL.

Lilia Pavlou

Operations Director

Lilia is the financial controller of the school and looks after student and staff welfare. She has been part of the English Learning Center team since 1992 and she considers the ELC her second home!

Karine Voskeritchian

Academic Coordinator for Upper School

Karine is multilingual, multicultural, multitalented and always multitasking! She has been teaching at the English Learning Centre for more than a decade and teaching for her isn’t just a passion or career path but a lifestyle and a part of her identity!

Angeliki Karyofylli

Academic Coordinator for Middle Upper School and CLH

Angeliki holds a BA in English Language and Literature as well as a MA in Education focusing on Educational Psychology. She credits her broad teaching experience and her academic background in helping her build strong relationships with her students.

Natalie Efstathiou

Academic Coordinator for Early Years

Teaching has always been a passion for Natalie, as she always tries to make her lessons as creative and fun as possible! Natalie holds a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in English Language Teaching.

Stella Moutzouri

Academic Coordinator for Pre-School

Stella has always wanted to be a teacher from a very young age and that is why she studied towards a degree in Early Years Education. She loves teaching, especially the little ones, as she considers them the BEST!

Stella Charalambous

Academic Coordinator for CLH

Stella has a degree in English language and linguistics, a Master’s in Teaching English (TESOL) and a CELTA certificate. This helped her to work abroad as an English teacher and teach students from all over the world! Cool, right?

Marina Christodoulou

Teacher and Special Educational Needs Teacher

Marina studied Applied Linguistics in New York and then obtained a Masters in Special Education. Since then she has been working with kids that need a different approach towards learning. She loves the satisfaction of teaching and seeing how children progress!

Marina Mina


Marina’s innate curiosity and love for languages led her to pursue a BA in English Language and Linguistics and a MPhil in Second Language Education at the University of Cambridge. Her aim as a teacher is to inspire students to follow their dreams and achieve their goals!

Nick Pagdatis


Growing up, Nick spent half his childhood in the UK while the other half was spent here in Cyprus and this was no picnic! The language barrier inspired him to become a teacher at the University of Cyprus and he is always willing to go the extra mile for his students!

Georgia Anastasi


Georgia has a degree in English Language with a specialisation in translation studies. She loves teaching but if she wasn’t an English teacher, she would definitely be a chef as she usually spends her time cooking!

Myria Papanikolaou


Myria studied English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield and that experience led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Teaching English (TESOL) ! She’s always loved teaching and that translates well in class since she is a passionate and lively teacher!

Danae Afxentiou


Danae has always been passionate about the English language and that is what inspired her to study English Teaching in the UK. She feels fulfillment when her students develop their English skills and her passion is helping them become well-rounded individuals.

Dorothea Zinonos


Dorothea understood the advantage of English as a second language for very early on in her childhood. Therefore, she’s always wanted to pass this knowledge on to the next generation and watch them grow up and hone their skills in the English language.

Stavros Pepes


Stavros was born in the UK, has lived in Cyprus and has worked in Russia. He started teaching English in 2016 and considers that the best decision he has ever made! Stavros teaches students of all ages and levels and loves meeting new people.

Anastasia Antonova


Anastasia is a linguist and a CELTA-qualified English teacher. She has a broad experience in teaching English to students of all ages and levels both offline and online. She enjoys helping her students explore the world of the English language in a fun and interactive way!

Marina Elia


Marina is a compassionate, enthusiastic teacher who always makes a positive contribution to students’ lives through teaching and classroom activities. She has been teaching since 2010 and holds a BA in English Language and Literature, a TESOL and a MA in Education.

Michelle Michael

Head of Computing

Michelle has a degree in Computer Engineering and is certified as a CTP-Certified Teaching Professional. The above helped her to be a supportive Computer teacher, assisting students’ needs and teaching them the amazing world of technology.

Magda Anatolitou/Bader

School Secretary

Magda has been in charge of administration at the ELC for the past 18 years! She enjoys dealing with children, parents and children, while in her free time she likes travelling, reading books and swimming.

Marie-Louise Adamou

School Administrator

Marie-Louise, who by the way is not French [🙂], holds a degree in Business Data Processing. She is always keen to learn new things and her dream is to travel around the world!

Constantina Chiratou

School Secretary

Constantina holds a degree in Interior Design and Applied Arts, has been part of the ELC team for 4 years and loves it! She always says that IT FEELS LIKE HOME and what she enjoys the most is the strong bonds she creates with both parents and children.

Christina Nicolaou

School Cleaner

Christina has been working at the ELC for 16 years. She considers it a great workplace and is very happy that there is always lots to do to make sure that the children have a great experience within the school.

Yioula Eftichiou

School Cleaner

Yioula has been part of the ELC team for the past 16 years! She takes great pride in her work and she feels that her time at the ELC has brought her close to a great number of people and has given her the opportunity to create many valuable friendships!