APELS maintains a network of experienced teaching associates, enabling us to deliver courses flexibly in multiple modes and locations.

APELS Associates complement the efforts of the core consulting team through their rich and unique experiences of TESOL teacher education, and the specific needs of adult learners.

AC Armstrong


K Koustoubardis

Ann Cheryl Armstrong

Ph.D, Cert. HigherEd, M.Ed

Dr Armstrong is an authority on the educational needs of diverse multicultural communities,with a strong record of publication, policy development, review, implementation, financial management and work in collaborative settings.

Ann Cheryl’s work is widely published in over 40 conference presentations, 11 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and 2 books, most recently Inclusive Education: International Policy and Practice (UK, SAGE Publictions, 2010) with Ilektra Spandagou.

Tony Corballis

M.A. (Comm. Mgt.), B.Com. (Info. Sys.), Trinity College Licentiate Dip. TESOL, Trinity College Cert. TESOL

Tony Corballis is an EAP and business communication expert with extensive university and commercial experience in teaching, lecturing, authoring, training and executive coaching (e.g. leadership transition, voice development, presentation and interview skills.).

He has worked as a teacher/ lecturer in six British universities and one Australian in EAP and academic literacies, Business English and Economics and as educational manager of an EFL, EAP and Medical English department. Tony also designed and delivers the Professional Enhancement module of Middlesex University’s MA in Interpreting.

Tony has co-authored two books, including Garnet’s English for Management Studies (winner of the 2009 English Speaking Union’s Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award), and commercial materials for online, blended and offline delivery, brought to market in Australia, China, Vietnam, Thailand and the UK.

Kathy Koustoubardis

Grad.Dip.Disability Studies (in progress), TAE Training & Assessment, B.Bus.

Since 1997, Kathy has served students and adults with special needs in both a classroom teaching and employment services capacity, including the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP).

Kathy is a specialist in socially inclusive practice for both educational and employment/vocational purposes, and has used her expertise to develop constructive links between agencies including DEEWR, TAFE, the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service, Disability Employment Services, Centrelink and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Helen Sheehan

Donal Keenan

Cheree Craven

Helen Sheehan

M.Ed., M.Teach, IB Teacher Education (English), Grad. Cert. TESOL, Grad. Dip Counselling

Helen brings many years of international experience in the USA and Japan to her present ESL teaching environment in Sydney. Helen's breadth of experience includes learners of all ages from Kindergarten to adult and all levels form Elementary to Advanced+.

Helen also acts as a supervisor of pre-service teachers during their practicums and develops the ESL and HSC programs at a Sydney-based International College (High School).

Donal Keenan

Grad. Dip.Ed., B.Arts (International Business & Languages), Cert.IV TESOL

Following a business career in Japan and the UK, Donal has taught English to adult learners in Japan and Europe since 2004 and more recently in NSW high schools.

As a multi-lingual speaker of Japanese, Irish and English languages, Donal offers a unique understanding of the language acquisition process in both bilingual and foreign-language settings.

Cheree Craven

B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.I)(Environmental), Cert.IV TESOL

Cheree's experience with English in business settings is complemented by her early career successes in the Finance industry, including international donor management, along with specialisations in IT and marketing online.

Cheree's TESOL experience includes adult education, and more recently she has been responsible for the co-ordination of TESOL programs and teacher training for a leading International College in Sydney.