Teachers & Staff

All Englist teachers are highly educated and experienced instructors who speak English at a native level. Our admin team is equally committed to running our operations in ways that will best support our philosophy and our students. We take our curriculum seriously and aspire to elevate the level of English education in Taiwan by setting high standards for both staff and students.


Adam Hatch

Founder & CEO / Academic Writing Director / Writing Teacher

  • California State University, Fullerton | Master of Science in Education
  • National Chengchi University | Master’s Degree
  • UC Berkeley | Bachelor of Arts


I want students to come away with a capacity for strong analysis and deep thinking. Anything that they encounter, anything that they approach, they’re able to look at it independently and critically and really understand things on a deeper level than I think most people often do … make them really valuable members of society.”

Andrew Lyon

Head Fundamentals Teacher


  • George Mason University | Bachelor of Arts

“My favorite part about my job is probably the interactions with the students. I think that kids can and are learning a lot about the world around them, and hearing their perspective on things is just really interesting and a fun part about the job. And it just keeps you young.”

Jason Chen

Curriculum Development Specialist / Teacher

  • University of Waterloo | Bachelor of Science

“Being able to help students achieve their academic goals, open their minds, and learn to express themselves is something that I find deeply fulfilling. That’s why I’m proud to say that I’m a teacher.”

Melanie Chiou

ESL Instructor / Student Onboarding Specialist

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


“Being a teacher is to assist students in writing their own superhero origin story by helping them explore all the possibilities in the world and in themselves. I am of service to those who desire to learn, not study; to change, not settle; to lead, not follow; most importantly, to create, and not consume.”

Academic Administration

Patricia Lin

Academic Director

Shih Hsin University | Bachelor’s Degree

Wenzao University of Foreign Languages

Julie Hsu

Academic Administrator

Shih Chien University | Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies and Child Development

Lily Yau

Academic Administrator

Ming Chuan University | Bachelor’s Degree


Vicky Chen

Academic Administrator

Rennes School of Business | Master of Science in International Luxury and Brand Management


Business Administration

Cherry Li

Business Manager


  • Lunghwa University of Science and Technology | Bachelor’s Degree

Liz Tsai

COO / Media Director


  • New York University | Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
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