About Us - Staff

Our team

Profiles of language teachers available on the Euroasia staff page.

Kenneth Leong - Director
BMS (First Class Hons), MMS (Waikato University)

In addition to having overall leadership responsibility for the ALA team, Kenneth is one of very few cross cultural consultants in New Zealand. Kenneth has advised various companies on strategies in working with people from other cultural backgrounds and delivered seminars in this area. He has also appeared on national media discussing cross cultural issues.  In addition to having a passion for education and being multilingual, Kenneth is skilled in marketing and business planning. He enjoys tramping and other outdoor activities in his free time.


Peter Chapple - Principal

MA (Cambridge); Postgraduate Certificate in Education


Peter has a degree in German and French, and has long been fascinated by languages around the world, learning a number of others to varying degrees.  After teaching German and French for a few years in his native UK, he worked for five years at an English language school there; he also taught English in Germany for one year.  After coming to New Zealand in 1992, he acted as a language school consultant before becoming principal of a large Christchurch language school, a position he held for 9 years.  He is still based in Christchurch, and manages the school there; however, he also acts as Principal of ALA as a whole, making frequent trips to Auckland.

Estelle Durst - Manager
Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Language Studies (Mulhouse University, France), TESOL Certificate (French-American Institute, France)

Estelle is the ALA Office Manager, often working with clients to help find the class that best suits them. Estelle is a qualified teacher with extensive experience teaching French and English.