Director of studies
Hello, I’m Louise and I’m from the Greater Manchester area. After completing my degree specialising in TESOL I began working at the Language Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University supporting refugee learners and working on specialist contracts delivering English to professional footballers. During this time, I went on to achieve my Master of Arts with a specialism of English for Academic Purposes. I love providing the learners of Britannia English Academy with an immersive experience where we incorporate everything that Manchester has to offer and more. Welcome to BEA wherever in the world you come from!
Hi everyone, I’m Kieran! After completing my History degree in Manchester, I decided I wanted to explore the world and teach English. I got my CELTA in 2011 and have spent the last 8 years working in Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. It’s great to be back in Manchester, such a diverse city with a rich and unique culture. From the Industrial Revolution to the modern day, Manchester has been at the cutting edge of art, nightlife, and innovation. The best things about BEA is that there are students from all over the world, enabling a great exchange of culture, language, and traditions.
Hello, I’m David. I’m from the Manchester area and though I’ve spent a number of years teaching English abroad I am now back in my home city, working here at Britannia English Academy. I feel blessed here in working with supportive colleagues, and learners who are motivated, pleasant and engaging, and who come from such a wide variety of places and backgrounds. I usually leave work each day with a smile on my face because interaction with these learners is so rewarding.
My name is Martin! I have been teaching EFL for over 28 years. I spent over 16 years in Asia, teaching in Hong Kong, The Philippines and South Korea, before returning to The UK in 2007. In England, I have specialised in teaching Cambridge Examination English from Elementary level (KET-A2) to (CAE – C1) and IELTS. I have taught many different nationalities in Europe, Asia and The Middle East. Currently I teach from beginners to IELTS and advanced English students.
My name is Peter. I’m from Brighton on the south coast of England. After graduating from Surrey University in 2003 I joined the Metropolitan Police where I worked in Finance. In 2011 I fancied a new direction and taught TEFL in the DMZ in South Korea. After that I taught in Granada and Cordoba, enjoying 5 years in sunny Andalusia, Spain. I’ve moved to rainy Manchester to enjoy a slightly colder climate. My hobbies are playing the ukulele, painting waterfalls, freestyle jazz, darts and eating spicy food. I like teaching at BEA because my students are so energetic and vibrant.
Hi, I’m Andy. I was born in Manchester and have returned to my hometown after five years living in Castelldefels, in Catalonia. As of October 2017 I have taught English for six years. What I love most about teaching English is the opportunity it provides to meet people from a wide variety of cultures. I feel that learning about different values and traditions helps us to grow as individuals; being able to communicate effectively, therefore, can open up a new world for us to explore.
Hi, I have recently graduated from university and am excited to enter the world of teaching and begin meeting so many exciting people from across the globe! Whilst I am fairly new to the world of teaching, my passion for teaching means that each day, I look forward to the adventures of BEA and am always looking to find new ways to make learning English enjoyable and effective. Seeing learners develop in their language and progress towards their individual goals is by far the most thrilling part of teaching English. As for my own goal in teaching, I would love to be able to travel and explore the world, and teach in every continent. Aside from teaching, my hobbies include fishkeeping, playing board games and playing tennis.
Hi everyone, I’m Yousef, a Manchester native. I spent three years living in Australia from 2013-2016. After returning home to Manchester for a brief month, I then travelled around South America for 8 months, where I had my first English teaching job in rural Colombia. After gaining invaluable experience, in 2019 I moved to Hanoi, Vietnam where I taught English in a language school for fifteen months. I am an avid football fan and a keen Manchester United fan (for my sins) and I also practise Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) when I have free time, so to all potential new students... make sure you do your homework!
I became and English teacher because I love languages! I studied TESOL and English at university and gained my TrinityCert teaching qualification at the same time. I worked in different language schools before returning to university to complete a Master's degree in TESOL. I love engaging with the students and watching them blossom into competent users of English. I love engaging with students in the class and I can't wait for you to join us at BEA.
Hello, I'm Bethan! I'm originally from Shropshire but have been living in Manchester for almost 4 years now. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2022 with a degree in TESOL and Linguistics, and am about to complete my postgraduate study in Applied Linguistics. Upon completing my TrinityCERT qualification, I taught a group of NHS nurses studying English to pass the OET exam. I have been working with Britannia since October 2022 and love how rewarding a job it is. I thoroughly enjoy getting to learn about new cultures and meeting so many new people!
Hello, I'm Andrew and I'm originally from Ireland. I'm an English Literature and Mathematics graduate, but my passion for English has grown and grown. I have always worked with people and as my love for English grew I knew I wanted to teach. Working with students and watching them develop is so rewarding. Not only do they progress but I do too, both personally and professionally. I have met students from all over the world and they help me to experience their cultures through their developing English and together we get to travel the world in our classes. I can't wait to meet you in my class one day.
Hello, my name is Miriam. I’ve studied Translation and Interpretation in Spain. I moved to Germany to finish my Degree in German Translations. Afterwards, I completed a Master’s degree in Teaching ESL and moved to Italy to carry out an internship at the University of Pavia, Italy, as a Spanish teacher. After my experience as a teacher, I kept teaching international students in Madrid and working as an Office Manager at the same time. In September 2016 I moved to Manchester and started working for BEA. What I enjoy most about my job is the cultural variety and the fact that I am doing something every day that has a small part in helping the environment.
Hello, my name is Marta and I am the Sales Manager at Britannia English Academy. I am Italian and my passion is travelling and getting to know different cultures and their traditions. I lived in Australia and London before Manchester and I have many years of experience in customer service and sales. I am a very motivated and hard-working person. Working for Britannia (and in this field generally) has given me a lot of fulfilment and reward. I am responsible for the international recruitment of students as well as the partnerships with agencies and institutions.
Hello everyone! My name is Laura and I’m from Malaga, Spain. I moved to Manchester after deciding university wasn’t for me. I came looking for a new adventure, thinking I would only stay for the summer and then keep travelling, but here I am three years later, living a new life and completely in love with the country. I find myself now working at Britannia English Academy, with an amazing team and meeting people from all around the world. My favourite part is seeing how the students connect with each other, the teachers and the staff!
Hi! My name is Maria, I’m from Colombia. I studied Law at university and when I graduated in 2017 I moved to Manchester, to study at BEA. I went back to Colombia in 2018 and became passionate about travelling, discovering the world and different cultures. Since 2022 I’ve worked for the Latin American market, helping people to enjoy the same lovely experience I had abroad while learning English.
Hi, my name is Ingrid and I’m from Brazil. I work for the Latin American market. I lived for 12 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I graduated in Fashion Design in 2015 and in International Trade in 2019. I’ve been working in the educational industry since 2019, focusing on courses abroad. I love it! I love travelling and learning about other cultures. You can talk to me in English, Portuguese and Spanish and I’ll be thrilled to help you with your dream course abroad!
Hello. My name is Yukie. I’m originally from Japan. I moved to Manchester in 2011. I studied Primary School Education at university. I was a primary school teacher in Japan. I studied abroad in America and Australia while I was at university, so I know how good the experience is. Then I worked in America as a childcare provider for 2 years. Since I moved to the UK I have worked for an airline as a booking agent. Through these experiences I have learned how you feel when you are studying English abroad, when you are living abroad, and also how difficult it is to learn, speak and teach English too 😉
Hello everyone, I'm Ilaria and I'm from Italy. After I finished my diploma in high school I decided to move to London just for a month to learn English and...- nine years later - here I am! I lived in London for 6 years and then moved to Manchester 3 years ago. I'm in love with the city as you have the chance to meet people from all over the world, explore new cultures, and learn about each other. That is also what makes me so proud to work for Britannia. I enjoy welcoming students from different countries, recommending places to visit, helping them to choose what they are looking for, and seeing their achievements and motivation during the course.
Hello and Salam! I'm Youssra and my path has led me on an exciting route from the captivating corners of Marrakech, the charm of Valencia, and the vibrant streets of Paris, to ultimately finding a home here in the heart of Manchester. My enchanting journey with the English language began as a passionate 16 year-old in Marrakech, where I embarked on a quest to master the language at a local school. A decade later, I stand proudly as part of the Britannia English Academy, where diverse cultures converge, and communication barriers fade away. What truly ignites my passion here at Britannia English Academy is the kaleidoscope of students from every corner of the globe.
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Hello! My name is Joy Zhou, and I'm from Shanghai, China. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in film production in the USA. I have been a filmmaker, travelling and working on film sets for many years. I came to Manchester in September 2022 to study for a Master's in Screenwriting at the University of Manchester. I'm also a passionate Manchester City fan! What I truly enjoy about working at BEA is the friendly international atmosphere. It allows me to connect with staff and students from around the world. Having been an international student myself, I can relate to their excitement, happiness, and occasional worries about adapting to a new environment.