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Teachers


RICHARD

SCHOOL MANAGER

Hi. My name is Richard, and I am the Manager at Britannia English Academy. I have always loved education and the process of learning, and I really value the academic and personal enrichment it can bring to both teachers and students. Seeing students develop and improve is incredibly satisfying and is one of the perks of the job. Teaching in Manchester is exciting- a terrific and cosmopolitan city – both in terms of helping learners develop their skills in English and in terms of what I will learn from meeting students from a variety of countries and cultures. My love of languages influences one of my main hobbies outside of school, which is writing, and I write stories, screenplays and radio plays. I am also a huge film fan and I am a regular visitor to the cinema. Outside of the arts I am a keen sports fan and follow my football team, Everton, with great enthusiasm!

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GARY

ASSISTANT MANAGER AND TEACHER

After qualifying as a language teacher in 2003 I spent the next years working in Hungary, Poland, Italy and Japan. I then lived and taught in Exeter and London, while I did my language teaching diploma, which I finished this year. I am originally from Manchester and I love being back here as it is an exciting and multicultural city in which to live, work and study. I love language teaching as it is a great opportunity to meet people from all around the world. In my free time I love reading, watching films and walking.

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ANDY

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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.

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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.

JONNY

TEACHER

RAABIA

TEACHER

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Hi, I’m Jonny. I have lived in Manchester (on and off) for the past seven years and have seen the city grow at an exceptional rate, which I think is a big reason in the decisions the students make when they want to move to the UK. The best part of teaching at Britannia is meeting students from all over the world, helping them develop their English, and seeing them use it in different ways and scenarios. I hope to see you in my class!

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Hi, I’m Raabia. I’m originally from Manchester, and the reason I’m still here is because I love it. It’s a very multicultural city, with lots of things to do and see. My passion is to help others and to see them succeed, that is why I love teaching English. The students who come here really make the learning environment a pleasure to work in. I also enjoy travelling and learning about other cultures!

PHOEBE

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FLYNN

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Hi there, I’m Phoebe. I was born in Sydney, Australia but I have lived in Manchester for the past three years. I love Manchester because it’s a metropolitan city and there’s always so much to see and do. I love teaching because every day is different in the classroom and seeing my students’ progress is both fulfilling and inspiring. I particularly enjoy working at Britannia because I get to interact with students from different backgrounds not just inside the classroom, but also at extracurricular events such as the conversation club run by Britannia. 

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Hi, I’m Flynn. I was born in Sheffield, where I currently reside. I have just returned from Spain, where I lived for eight years. I was working as an English teacher there, firstly in Madrid, followed by a brief spell in Asturias, after which I moved to Andalusia, in the South. There I lived in Huelva and Seville. I have always liked Manchester as a city. Working at Britannia I particularly enjoy having mixed nationalities in the classes. both because of the way it keeps students speaking in English and also because it is great to learn about all the different cultures students belong to. 

SOPHIE

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RAY

TEACHER

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In 2015 I graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in English language and literature, after which I bought a one-way ticket to Spain in search of the next adventure. I immediately fell in love with teaching and over the next year I worked in language academies in Madrid, Seville, Budapest and in Summer Schools in the UK before I moved to Manchester. I’ve also been lucky enough to get to know so many wonderful people from all over the world due to the social and friendly atmosphere here at Britannia.

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Hey there! I’m Ray and after many years of teaching in various countries across Europe and in other cities in the UK I have returned home to the North West of England. I live an industrial town called Wigan which is near to Manchester and famous for its pier on the canal, its music and its tasty pies! I enjoy meeting and teaching people from all over the world and learning all about their cultures. In my free time I like cooking, watching football and taking long walks, especially through the countryside!

ADRIAN

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STEPH

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My name is Adrian and I come from Oldham, an old textile village near Manchester. I read English Literature at university and got my degree in May 1998.I got my first teaching job in Istanbul in January 1999 and have loved language teaching ever since: verbs, nouns, adjectives etc have always intrigued me. After finishing in Turkey I worked in Poland, Portugal and Italy and eventually returned to Manchester in 2005.Britannia is such a caring, learning environment. The students spend their time learning to dance, doing sports and even going to the pub. They always seem to be busy – and happy. The different ages and cultures of the students only make their time in Manchester more of a diverse learning experience. That is the special Britannia language learning journey.

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Hi there, my name is Steph! After travelling in Australia for a couple of years I moved back to Manchester, and started working at Britannia. Manchester is my nearest home city so it’s fantastic to be here in such an interesting and multicultural environment.  Teaching is so exciting to me as I love learning about different countries and cultures, and I feel I’m learning as much from the students as they are from me! I hope to see you in my class!