Kenneth Beare

English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert


TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London

M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music

B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music


  • English as a second language (ESL) teacher with over 30 years of experience
  • Consultant and course developer for education technology companies specializing in language learning 


Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with more than three decades of experience. Since 1983, Kenneth has taught English in Germany, Italy, and throughout the United States. He currently teaches at the Portland English Language Academy (PELA). 

In addition to teaching, Kenneth shares his ESL expertise as a consultant and course developer for educational technology companies, including Pearson English Business Solutions and i-to-i. He has developed business English courses, written training materials for ESL educators, and more. 


Kenneth Beare holds a TESOL Diploma from Trinity College London, an M.A. in Music Performance from Cologne University of Music, and a B.A. in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music. 

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