About Us

ELT Support - NEAS Event

About us

ELT Support is a group of experienced English language teaching professionals who work together to support the ELICOS industry to implement good practice effectively and efficiently.

 We strive to make ELICOS clear and straightforward, not just in the initial application stage but also as colleges begin implementing their ELICOS operations and as they expand. 

We can do this because of our extensive and varied experience in the industry going back to the 1990s, and 15 years of operating as a consultancy. We can support colleges at any stage of their ELICOS operation: our clients often return to us as their operations have grown and changed.

We have a close working relationship with NEAS,the ELICOS industry’s quality assurance champion. 

Clients gain from our expertise, experience and integrity. 

David Hill

The proprietor and Principal Consultant of ELT Support is David Hill. David has been involved in ELT internationally and within Australia for over twenty years. He has held a number of teaching and management positions, and holds several qualifications related to ELT and education management, including an MA in Applied Linguistics.

He is recognised as one of Australia’s most prolific authors of ELT coursebooks, having been published by Pearson in the UK and USA as well as Australia. His books include the ground-breaking EAP Now! and EAP Now! Preliminary; Academic Connections; and the ‘strategically important’ Expert Pearson Test of English Academic. He has been an IELTS examiner and as has written test items for the various Pearson Tests of English. He has presented at a number of international conferences, including NEAS and English Australia in Australia, and IATEFL in the UK.

Katherine Brandon

Katherine Brandon comes to ELT Support with a wealth of ELT experience teaching and training in Australia and overseas. She has worked in migrant programs as well as with international students at all levels and has been a teacher trainer for the CELTA and for overseas teachers of English. She has extensive experience in curriculum and materials design, particularly in English for Academic Purposes and other specialist courses including exam preparation. She has been an item writer and examiner for IELTS.

Katherine worked in professional support at ELICOS peak body English Australia for eight years. In that role, she wrote a number of well-received Guides to Best Practice in ELICOS and initiated, implemented and managed the national Action Research in ELICOS Program. This program won an IEAA Excellence Award for Innovation in International Education in 2013. Katherine holds an MA in TESOL.