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About us

It’s a team effort to give you the right experience

‘English at St. Andrews’ (EASA) is a family-run business offering a fully integrated training and destination based experience to businesses and individuals world-wide. Our carefully designed programmes enhance the learning experience.  The English training coupled with cultural and golfing activities provide a fully integrated and enjoyable residential stay.

Our team has a diverse mix of skills and experience within business and bring these together to offer added value to our clients. We are qualified professionals and we are all very passionate about what we do. We have taken the time to research the needs of our clients in terms of English communication skills.  As well as aiming to deliver standards of excellence in all aspects of our programmes, we also aim to give our clients an unforgettable experience!

Lauren McQuade BA PGCCE DipTESOL
Managing Director

Lauren has an international background, having lived and worked in various European countries including Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands. She also spent 4 years living in Sydney, Australia returning to Scotland in 2003.  This experience led Lauren to develop an interest in languages and in meeting people from other cultural backgrounds.

Over the past 10 years Lauren’s career has included work in mainstream education, community education and English language teaching.   Her primary interest is in cross-cultural communication and this is has culminated in Lauren establishing ‘English at St Andrews.’

‘My vision for the business is that we should provide more than just simple language courses, but rather highly- personalized and exclusive English training experiences.  Partnering with The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, and incorporating golf and culture into our programmes enables us to do just this. It allows us to deliver high-class experiences that enable people to improve their English in a unique Scottish setting.  We are proud to be a family-run business and the personal touch and attention to detail are very important to us.’

Linda McQuade MEd
Cultural Director

Still practising as a tutor, Linda’s entire career has been in education. Supplementing her Masters degree in Education she gained a certificate in Travel & Tourism which was undertaken in Sydney.

Linda has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Australia and Europe, working and living in a number of countries before settling back home in Scotland. Her personal interests include history and travel. She is particularly enthusiastic at the opportunity to share with our clients some of Scotland’s best assets as an integral part of the full EASA programme.

Denis McQuade MA
Director

As well as experiencing a 30-year career in the field of International Banking software, where he formed and ran a number of small companies, Denis played professional football for 10 years and represented Scotland at Under-23, League, and full international level.

Denis is a keen golfer with a current handicap of 5 and is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky enthusiast. Organising and joining you in these activities will therefore be a pleasure for him! Those who wish to come along to these evenings will be able to enjoy a dram from his very own 1997 Springbank cask.

Join our team

If you are interested in joining our English language training team, please email Lauren McQuade at lauren@easaenglishtraining.com with your CV attached. All applicants should have a CELTA qualification or equivalent and at least two years relevant teaching experience.