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Ade Lindsay

Adé Lindsay is a language specialist and cultural expert with over a decade-long international experience.

He studied anthropology and sociology at the university of Concordia (Canada).   His focus was mainly on African history and civilization, ethnic relations and comparative religion.  He then went on to pursue a MA at Lyon 2 university where he delved into the anthropological studies of NGOs in Burkina-Faso.  During that time, he worked as a translator and interpreter for the UNDP.

He started his English teaching career in 2007 in India.  On his return to France he worked for the language department of Lyon 3 University where he trained executives in the automotive sector.  After obtaining a CELTA, he flew to Saudi Arabia to work at King Saud University (Riyadh).  During that time, he learned Arabic and studied Islamic sciences.

As an EFL instructor, he has taught general, business, and technical English, prepared students for the IELTS and instructed other teachers on CELTA techniques and methods.  He also teaches French, intercultural awareness and cross-cultural communication.

At HIE, he set up the French for the workplace module.  As part of the institute’s close-knit collaboration with its key partners (BP), he has also done interpreting and cultural mediation. In 2020, he completed the Management Essentials online course from Harvard Business School while in the position of Deputy Head of the Degree Programme.