Helen is currently based in Nottinghamshire in the UK. She has a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners (with distinction) from the University of York, and worked as a Consultant Teaching Fellow on the same programme for over ten years. 

Helen has spent most of her adult life in south-east Asia, where she worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer trainer, curriculum designer and Director of Studies. For 15 years, Helen also held a senior management role as the CEO of a group of language schools, speech and drama schools and bi-lingual preschools.  
 
Having moved back to the UK two years ago, Helen is currently working as a freelance author, ELT consultant, teacher trainer and trainer trainer. Always fond of a challenge, she also recently she set up an independent publishing company. 

During her varied career, Helen has been a regular presenter at conferences. Her special interests are materials development, early literacy and teacher development, and she is passionate about education.  

In her spare time, Helen enjoys baking, getting out into the great outdoors and travelling.  She has just completed writing a brand new language course for 4-7 year old learners that will be sold globally.

Helen Marjan NILE Consultant Trainer