In 2015, Dr Susan DELAHUNTY set up Explore English, a new, funky, boutique style ELICOS Centre in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.  As the Director of the School, she oversees academic output and is also responsible for implementing and designing strategies to help strengthen and grow the Centre’s position in the marketplace. Prior to this project, Susan gained valuable teaching and managerial experience in Australia and overseas working in stand-alone ELICOS schools as well as University and TAFE language Centres.  In fact, Susan has over 20 years’ experience in the teaching industry and maintains her membership with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).  Her two Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) and Education (Special Needs) has equipped her with the expertise to devise teaching and learning strategies that support a range of diverse international students.  Her overseas experience lies in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Malaysia and Japan.  Susan has maintained an interest in those who cross international borders to learn English, particularly students from the Middle Eastern Gulf.  To this extent, her PhD thesis illustrated the stories of Middle Eastern Gulf female university students in Australia. More recently, Susan was a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards for the state of Victoria.