Native English Speaking (NES) Team

British English


Timothy Foulstone

Mr Timothy Foulstone holds a dual honours degree in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies from the University of Sheffield. He was born in England and more specifically he grew up in South Yorkshire. Apart from being a native speaker of British English, he is well versed in languages, in particular English and Spanish which are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world today. He is a real example of a bilingual person (if not trilingual or better). Being interested in Chinese culture and his commitment to sharing the Christian faith with the people of China, he also understands and is able to speak some Putonghua. In fact, he has already worked in mainland China teaching English to university students. With his impressive language capability, he has been invited by one of the co-founders (S. Lam) to give his help in the English and Spanish Language services of Wislant. Tim is married and he and his wife now have two children: a daughter aged 10 and a son who is 4 years of age. The whole family currently lives in Sheffield, England, UK.



Sarah Shum

Sarah Shum is a graduate of the University of Sheffield and has passed the Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), an internationally recognised qualification validated by UCLES, a part of the Unversity of Cambridge in the UK. She enjoys reading speculative fiction and creative writing in her leisure time.



Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith grew up in Bedfordshire, England. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield and was awarded the PhD in 2010. He lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife and baby son.