Our story is one of dedication, commitment, passion, friendship and partnership.

Audrey Korol has been the owner and director of EZ Learning Club since December 2020, formerly English Language Learning Center.  She took it over from Sherrie Lilge, who was a cofounder of the school and the director for 20 years.  Audrey, herself, went through the entire program as a native of Venezuela with little to no English skills when she first started.  She worked through the entire program and then helped with administrative functions at the school.  Thus, she was fully immersed and trained in the school’s mission and caring atmosphere. 

When Sherrie decided to semi-retire, she thought Audrey was the perfect person to continue the mission of the school.  And Audrey has done just that, while at the same time expanding the program, adding structure, and taking steps to apply for accreditation. 

Aside from continuing the caring attitude toward students at EZ Learning Club and offering dynamic classes, the school provides its part-time students with a unique comprehensive program of study, which includes grammar, reading, vocabulary, and pronunciation.  These subjects utilize three different books which are covered in each class.  Classes meet for 5 hours per week in 9-week sessions.  Where else in Atlanta can you find this kind of comprehensive program for part-time students?  This is the type of program that is generally available only to full-time students.  This has been successfully implemented for over 20 years.

Beginning in March 2022, EZ Learning Club will begin offering a full-time English language program in addition to the established part-time program.  Students studying full-time may take 20  hours of classes per week.  Each class in the full-time program will meet for 5 hours per day, so four classes would be 20 hours per week.

Located in East Cobb Marietta, EZ-Learning Club currently employs eight TESOL certified instructors, many of whom have advanced degrees in education and linguistics. Luckily, Ms. Sherrie Lilge is one of them and we couldn’t be happier to have her with us. Classes are offered mornings and evenings, with a view towards meeting the varied needs of working adults, whether that be in the world at large, at home, in corporations, for entrepreneurs, or in the ultimate job of raising a family.  Newcomers with little to no English abilities will feel right at home among teachers who have been English language learners themselves, or native English speakers who have learned other languages or who are well-traveled.  Intermediate and advanced students will find both extended learning and extensive practice in communication skills through Level 14.  Private instruction is available for individuals seeking American citizenship, TOEFL assistance, and more.

EZ-Learning Club strives to provide a low-stress environment proven to enhance learning.  While there is plenty of fun involved, the school takes its mission seriously.  If you are serious about learning English as a 2+ language, complete the registration form below and schedule a placement test to find out just how EZ we are.

Our director

I’m Audrey, I became an ESL teacher by destiny.

My journey started 15 years ago when I decided to leave my country, Venezuela, to start a new life in the United States. During those years, speaking English was my hardest challenge. At first, that fear held me back from learning, but I knew that if I wanted to succeed in a country that wasn’t mine, I had to learn the language and fall in love with the culture, so I enrolled in an English school that changed my life forever. Its people welcomed me with love and compassion. I will never forget the satisfaction of moving up to advanced classes. Who would have thought that later I would be teaching with the teacher who helped me overcome my struggle with English, helping others in the same way?

When I’m not teaching at school, I’m busy with my online students.

I feel that my experiences have given me the gift of true empathy for language learners. Simply knowing that I have the opportunity to impact the lives of my students makes it all worthwhile.

There’s an old saying that goes, “The best way to learn something is to teach it!”

Why is EZ-LearningClub a great option?

01
INSTRUCTORS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Our instructors have the educational credentials, plus the experience of working with diverse cultures from all over the world. They understand that students have varying expectations depending on their native countries and strive to meet the needs of all students.

02
TEACHING METHOD

Our instructors do more than just follow the book. They strive to present the material in an easy-to-understand manner.

03
CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

The director, Audrey Korol, personally provides this service. Since she has herself been through the process and become a citizen. She has also participated in USCIS teacher training seminars to remain updated on changes to the process.

04
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Some students can’t adjust their schedule to structured class times and others just prefer classes tailored to their particular goals and needs.

Staff

Sherrie Lilge

The past 20 years, I’ve been teaching ESL as director and owner of English Language Learning Center. I can still enthusiastically proclaim, “This is why God made me!” How blessed I’ve been to wake up every morning thrilled to go to work and invest myself in the nicest people from all over the world! Let’s have fun while we learn together at EZ Learning Club!
Univ. of South Florida BA, Kennesaw State Univ. TESOL Certification, Director English Language Learning Center, Teacher EZ Learning Club
Intermediate Spanish, Beginning Portuguese

Sandra Angone

Sandra started her English career in Germany in 1990. She earned her Master’s in Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of English as a Second Language from Georgia State University in 1994 and a year later, a vision for a different kind of language school prompted her to start her own school, which she directed for 17 years. There, she worked with students from over 100 different countries. During this same time (evenings/weekends), she spent 15 years teaching ESL in Emory University’s evening program. She has also taught English at Indiana University South Bend and at the University of Georgia in Athens. Back to Atlanta, with a business partner, she started an on-site English program focusing on business professionals. She continues to work with this program on a limited basis. Sandra appreciates the goals and vision of EZ Learning Club and enthusiastically joined the faculty in 2021.
She finds it personally rewarding to help students who are serious about improving their English language skills.
She enjoys all levels and subjects, especially pronunciation and grammar.

Lauralee Henry

My name is Lauralee Henry. I am a trained ESL Instructor. I have a Master’s Degree in Education, a post graduate certification in TESOL from New York University, USA and a certificate in TEFL from Org UK. I also have a certification in teaching young learners. I have been teaching for over 13 years. I have taught English in Japan, China, Cambodia, Jamaica, and here in the United States. Not only do I teach in the classroom, but I also work with students individually. I assist them in preparing for their TOEFL, IELTS and ACT exams.

I am fun, energetic, very patient and really good at explaining difficult concepts so they can be easily understood.

I look forward to meeting you either in one of my classes or in an individual tutoring session.

Stefany Caicedo

Hello! My name is Stefany Caicedo. I am a native from Colombia. I was born in Cali, Colombia.

I came to the United States as a child, and was also an English language student. Getting to see how hard it was to learn a new language I knew one day I wanted to be an English as a Second Language teacher.
I structure my classroom to be interactive and fun. Learning a new language should be a great and fun experience!

I received my Associate’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Teaching and Learning from Georgia Highlands College. I also have a Bachelors Degree in Educational Studies from Grand Canyon University. I plan to pursue my Masters degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction. I hold an advanced 250 TEFL Diploma and a 120-TESL certification.

As you can see, I love learning! And I love teaching even more! I have taught all ages and populations. From students as young as three ( in Spanish and English), to adolescents, to adults. I have also taught English in Colombia, Europe and the Middle East.

Other subjects I have also taught are; Spanish for children, TOEFL, GED prep in English and Spanish as well as the Citizenship test.

I can’t wait to meet you and look forward to having you in my class! And remember, “ English in the United States is not a luxury, it is a necessity…”

Chantel J. Rachel

Chantel started with EZ-Learning Club under its former name of English Language Learning Center. Chantel’s career in education spawns from her desire for, “helping people be the best they can be“. Chantel earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Master’s of Arts in Post-Secondary and Adult Learning from Central Michigan University. She is pursuing her PhD in the area of Adult Education.

Chantel’s profession includes teaching, training, and development. She develops training programs for fortune 500 companies and state-level government agencies. She creates and delivers educational, instructional learning, and training classes to individuals and group-setting environments. Chantel is an entrepreneur. As the founder and president of two companies, The Hunter and Associates, Inc. and Kaleidoscope City For Kids, Inc., Chantel’s biggest role of them all is being a mom to her daughter, Meghan.

Gaurav Bhatia

My name is Gaurav Bhatia. I like experiencing different cultures, traveling, speaking different languages, playing board games, listening to 80’s music, and spending time with family and friends. Much of my career has been in education, as I’ve taught English at schools such as American National College, English for a Lifetime, and Infinity Learning, and Atlanta International Language Institute. I am TESOL certified and have a Master of Science in Education from Georgia State University.

I am very excited about teaching at EZ Learning Center. I believe that the best learning experiences are when the classroom and the outside world are brought together. My philosophy is that, in addition to traditional lecturing, classes should incorporate games, role-playing, and task-based learning.

Melanie Davis

Melanie Davis is a vivacious language professional. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Covenant College and her Master’s in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University. She has over six years of teaching and tutoring experience. She desires to share her cross-cultural skills to help non-native English speaking adults learn the value of the English language. She believes learning English can help adult students find a sense of confidence, hope, and home, for the purpose of feeling a part of American society.

Ever Tivo

My name is Ever Tivo, I am a certified English teacher with a bilingual background, and that has helped me create a much better understanding and love for other cultures and people around the world, no matter their age, race or language level. I just love interacting with people and sharing with them part of what I know. I truly believe that anyone is capable of learning a new language if guided in the right direction. I am a mother of three children who are also bilingual. Being immersed in educating my own children and teaching them two languages, opened up my mind in understanding their perspective in a bilingual world, and I also learned different techniques when it comes to treating children, teenagers, or multicultural people. The best reward that I’ve had as an English teacher is that not only I teach, but I also learn a lot from my students as we create strong bonds.

Clara Herszenhaut

Hi! My name is Clara, and I’m from Rio, Brazil.
My family and I have been living in the US for over 20 years and I have been teaching English to beginner adults for about five years. It’s very exciting to help introduce adults to a new language and see (and hear) how they develop in class. I will be glad to work with you in one of my next classes!

FAQs

Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Each 9-week class meets for 5 hours per week and is $450.00 plus books.   Tuition is due in full before the first day of class.

If there is another class at your level that meets on a different day or at a different time, you can make the class up by arranging it with the director or the teachers involved.  The class must be made up in the same month as the missed class.   If there is not another class at your level, you can attend a Friday conversation or writing class, but arrangements must be made in advance.

Our goal is at least 5 and no more than 10.  Occasionally, a class may have 12 students, but that is the highest number allowed.

First, our teachers and staff really care about the students and are willing to give students personal attention.

Second, as far as we know, no other school in the Atlanta area is providing such a well-rounded program for part-time students.  If you join one of our levels (0-14), you will study grammar, reading/writing, vocabulary/idioms, and speaking/listening.  Pronunciation is also emphasized in all of our levels.  Generally, students have 3 different books which they work in each and every class. 

Third,  we are making every effort to deliver dynamic classes that make learning fun, not just follow a text book.

To participate in our group classes, students must be at least 18.  Those under 18 are invited to enroll in private classes.

The minimum requirement for our teachers is a Bachelor’s degree and post-secondary teaching experience in the field of English or English as a Second Language.  Many of our teachers have Master’s degrees.

The session length used to be 14 weeks, but this has changed.  We have added an extra hour per week to our classes, stopped all the week-long interruptions of following the Cobb County calendar, and shortened the session to 9 weeks. 

If you join one of our levels (0-14), you will study grammar, reading/writing, vocabulary/idioms, and speaking/listening.  Pronunciation is also emphasized in all of our levels.  Generally, students have 3 different books which they work in each and every class. 

If you feel that you have gaps in your English language learning and could benefit by taking another level below your current level, it is fine to sign up for two levels.  You are also able to add a Friday conversation and/or writing class if available at your level.  And, of course, private instruction is always available to supplement your group classes.

It’s possible if your level matches the available classes.  See the above question.

We offer conversation classes on Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  This is a great way to give you more speaking practice and to get individual feedback from your teacher.

We offer group classes on demand.  In addition, TOEFL Preparation is always available through private instruction.