About Our Team

100% pure awesomeness!

Chris Creed

Co-Owner, Webdesigner, Pedagogical development

Qualified with a DiP. TEFL and a Cert. TEFL from the University of Central Lancashire as well as an M.Ed (Lifelong Learning) from the Open University.
Trained for 18 months to become a coach at L’école Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse, and has managed a learning solutions company in Toulouse, France since 1996.
Has worked as an EFL teacher in Poland and director of operations and management coach in an international company based in the UK and in France, overseeing the development and running of 8 profit centres. Chris works throughout the world designing and delivering corporate communication programs.


  • Webdesign 50% 50%
  • Pedagogy 30% 30%
  • Podcasting 20% 20%

Susan Barke

Co-owner, pedagogical development, Sales & marketing

With over 20 years’ experience as a language trainer, Sue has run her own professional English language training company since 2007 providing English training for companies based all over France.

Having worked for a major international company in the UK for 10 years before becoming an EFL language trainer, Sue has been able to transfer her experience in sales, marketing and office administration into creating useful and pertinent training courses for English learners.

Sue has a BA in History and Politics (Queen Mary College, University of London) and a BA in French (Royal Holloway, University of London).

  • Pedagogical development 50% 50%
  • Marketing 30% 30%
  • Podcasting 20% 20%

Stan the Jack Russell

Security and biscuit eating

A valued member of the English Podcasts team that ensures that we are not attacked by surprise by the postman, binmen, other dogs barking in the distance, motorbikes, birds or next door’s cat.

  • Biscuit eating 90% 90%
  • Sleeping 5% 5%
  • Bones 5% 5%

Up to date topics

Regular features that are linked to currect affairs and up-to-date items to help learners stay abreast of what is going on in the real world.


Real English from both native and second language speakers to enhance learning and listening skills, using authenticate situations for the podcasts.

Web Technology

Technology Web 2.0 to enhance learning experiences – Video, audio, podcasting, quizzes, HTML5 activities, downloadable learning events, Adobe Captivate learning events.

Clear Communication

The activities go a lot further into the subjects touched upon in the podcasts, by leveraging multiple media supports, exercises and work on all 4 skills of language learning.

Recent Blog Posts

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The lights went out

The lights went out

The lights went out  There was a man who lived all alone, who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but the people who brought the food and supplies never came inside. One stormy winter's night when...

Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 - The Review The role of a customer, acting as a food reviewer is to accurately convey the taste, texture, smell, and presentation of a restaurant's food. You should not only comment on the food but also on the atmosphere, staff knowledge and attentiveness,...

A man, a gun and some water

A man, a gun and some water

A man, a gun and some water A man walks into a bar and orders a glass drink of water. The barman gives the man the water, to which the man pulls a grimace and says the water is no good. The barman then pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man then thanks the...

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