Phil Marsdale

B.A (hons); cert TEFLA; Dip TEFLA (Camb)

Phil is a founding director of International Language Services. He has lived and worked in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia since 1993 and before that was involved in teaching English in Spain and the UK. Phil has also run numerous teacher training and development and examinations projects in all three Baltic States, Central Asia, the UK and Switzerland in conjunction with various state bodies and NGO’s. He is also an examiner for a wide range of English language examinations.

Phil has served as Chairman or Vice chairman of the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce from 2002-2011 and again from 2019-2023 and he has been a member of the board of the Foreign Investors Council of Estonia. When not running ILS, Phil plays electric bass and tries in vain to improve his golf HCP as well as doing the occasional bit of acting and voice work. More recently in the broader training sphere, Phil has involved with BBA and MBA programmes at Tallinn School of Ecomonics and Business Administration (now, TalTec) and Tartu University.

Phil initiated and managed the E4R (English4Refugees) project in 2022 –  a language and life skills project involving 100 refugees from the war in Ukraine, 15 volunteers and many other supporters and sponsors. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the E4R project has been extended and is currently running into Spring 2024.

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