About Us

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.”
 Mikhail Gorbachev
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English Language Development Services was founded under the guiding principles of integrity, trust, and respect.


Our guiding principles are represented in our logo by the abstract humanoid. Each dot represents the head of a different culture, with their interlinking bodies forming a matrix of connection.


The humanoids are sharing their colors to represent unity within a blended cultural and linguistic community, as nurturing hands offer them an apple representing knowledge.

Our mission is to bring multicultural and international communities together through cultural exchange and English language development.


We aim to do this by:

  • Evaluating and synthesizing cultural-linguistic information to create solutions for successful communication

  • Facilitating relationships between linguistically and culturally diverse communities

  • Providing strategy and tools for English language development


Through our work and guiding principles, we aim to help create bonds of integrity, trust, and respect between culturally-linguistically diverse communities.

Check out the cool things we've been doing

GRPS Literacy Summit Conference

Free The Tongue Podcast

Meet the Expert

Tea Sanders is an American, and USA teacher that has taught adult ESL and young ESL learners for 5 years. She has taught in private bilingual schools, ESL after school programs, and in American public and Charter Schools with linguistically and culturally diverse populations. She is a language and culture aficionado that has traveled to over 18 countries, lived abroad in Europe for 2 years, and has spent time learning 5 languages. She currently teaches bilingual, bi-dialectical American elementary students in Michigan, USA, and helps adult non-native/non-standard English speakers gain confidence in their speaking abilities globally.

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