About Us

Welcome to Niagara English Language Academy (NELA) where we are committed to making your educational experience a memorable multicultural journey. Our goal is to provide you with a strong language foundation on which to build your academic and professional future.

NELA is located in downtown Niagara Falls. We are just steps away from City Hall and its beautiful gardens, and only minutes from the heart of the tourism district and roaring Falls. Our Academy is a modern boutique-style facility. Our school is approximately 1.5 hours from Toronto and within a 15-minute drive of the American border.

NELA offers:

  • Full language immersion in a friendly city;
  • An elite boutique-style academic/professional environment;
  • Small class sizes and comfortable learning spaces;
  • Highly educated faculty and administration;
  • A professional atmosphere; and
  • Guaranteed results.

Our teachers:

  • Are TESL qualified;
  • Hold university degrees;
  • Have 5+ years experience teaching English as a Second Language;
  • Hold TESL Ontario and TESL Canada membership; and
  • Are fully trained in delivering NELA’s curriculum.

Our senior administration members:

  • Are professionally and academically qualified;
  • Hold Masters’ and PhDs;
  • Have 5+ years experience teaching at the post-secondary level; and
  • Have native and near-native English language competency.

NELA will ensure that you are ready for:

  • College or university studies
  • Career and professional development
  • Employment opportunities
  • Life in Canada

Our Team

Senior Administration

Angelo A. Camillo PhD
Director of Education

Angelo A. Camillo PhD NELA Academy Director of EducationDr. Camillo has more than 35 years of international management experience and has worked and lived in ten countries on four continents. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Heidelberg (Germany) School of Hotel Management, an MBA degree from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He teaches courses in Strategy, Global Enterprise Management, Business Ethics, and Organizational Behavior. His research encompasses three streams of interest that reflect his specializations and courses he teaches: Strategic Management (Mainstream), Industry Specific, and Cross-disciplinary.

Angelo Camillo on LinkedIn


Isabell C. Camillo MA TESL PhD Student
Director, Academic Affairs

Isabell C. Camillo MA TESL PhD Student NELA Academy Director, Academic AffairsMs. Camillo is a PhD student at Niagara University, Lewiston, NY. She teaches courses at Goodman School of Business – Brock University in business communication and human relations. Her cross-disciplinary research areas include Graduate Education, Intercultural Business Communication, Language Training, and Hospitality and Tourism Management with special interest in Organizational Leadership and Policy. Her industry experience spans 27 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, a certificate in Adult Education teaching ESL, and a Master’s in Linguistics from Brock University, and holds certificates in Business Management and Leadership from Niagara College Canada. She is a business coach and mentor with the Economic Development Department – City of Niagara Falls, and the Director of Academic Affairs at Niagara English Language Academy. She sits on the Catholic School Council and the STM Family board at Saint Michael High in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Isabell Camillo on LinkedIn


Vacant Position
Associate Director, Academics


Vacant Position
Associate Director, Student Services

Senior Teaching Staff

Brenda J. Rose MEd OCT
Academic Coordinator

Brenda J. Rose MEd OCT NELA Academy Academic CoordinatorMs. Rose obtained a B.A. from McMaster University in drama and music, and a Master’s of Teaching from Griffith University in Australia. As a District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) occasional teacher for the past eleven years, she has experience teaching Grades JK-8. She has held long-term placements teaching Grade 4 with French, Grade 5, Grades 4-8 French, and ESL Level 1-5. For the past six years, Ms. Rose has also been teaching ESL courses for the Goodman School of Business, the Faculty of Education, and ESL Services at Brock University. During this time, she has been the primary instructor for Business English, English for Education, and English for Academic Purposes. Her professional development efforts have qualified her to teach Special Education Part 1, Intermediate Additional Basic Dramatic Arts, Primary Part 1, and have also granted Ms. Rose TESL Ontario accreditation.

Brenda J. Rose on LinkedIn

Chris McCooey BEd OCT
English Language Specialist

Chris McCooeyMr. McCooey graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Education in 1995, with an additional qualification in Teaching English as a Second Language. After graduating, Chris taught students of all ages for one year in Korea. After leaving Korea, Chris moved to Japan, where he taught students from high school age to senior citizens, for 15 years. During that time, Chris served as the Director of Studies for an adult education center for 3 years. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher.

Chris McCooey on LinkedIn



Vacant Position
English Language Specialist

Board of Advisors/Directors

Tanya Bhandari (interim Chair)
Judith R. Guilbeault (former Chair)
Angela Davidson
Peter Brown
Dino Miele
Lauren Daniels
Bashar Alsayyed