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 where I did my language teaching diploma, which I finished in 2014. Seeing students develop and improve is incredibly satisfying and is one of the perks of the job. Manchester is an exciting city in which to work. I love meeting and working with people from all around the world and being in such a cosmopolitan city enables me to do this.
Welcome to Britannia wherever in the world you come from!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hello, I’m Dexter. I’m an English Literature graduate who still loves to read and enjoy a walk in the countryside too! I’ve previously taught in Vietnam, Spain and Hull. The close relationships between teachers and students is what makes working here great!
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.
Hey there! I’m Nathan and after couple years of teaching in Madrid I have returned home to the North West of England. I am originally from Cardiff, a city famous for The Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. 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!
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 1998. I got my first teaching job in Istanbul and have loved language teaching ever since. After Turkey I worked in Poland, Portugal and Italy. I returned to Manchester in 2005. Britannia is such a caring, learning environment. 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.
Hey there! My name is Warren. I was born in Manchester, but I have taught abroad for many years in Sudan and China. Manchester has an exciting international environment. Here you can have the opportunity to meet new people from all around the world and being immersed in the British culture at the same time. I like working at Britannia English Academy because all the people are so nice!
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’s Matt, and I come from…well, it’s complicated! When I was growing up, I lived in several different parts of England, then in Cyprus, then in Wales, then back to England again, followed by several years in Germany and France. I’m dividing my time between Manchester and the USA…So I know exactly how it feels to be a stranger in a strange land! One of the things I love most about working at Britannia is that I get to help people who are in a similar situation. And everyone I’ve met here, whether students or staff, is just so interesting to talk to! I’ve been teaching English for nine years. I enjoy reading, history, movies, and drinking far too much coffee!
ADMINISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE
MIRIAM – ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION MANAGER
Hello, my name is Miriam. I have studied Translation and Interpretation at the University of Granada, Spain. After 4 years I moved to Germany to finish my Degree in German Translation. I spent 2 years at the University of Regensburg and at the University of Magdeburg, respectively. During my years In Germany I reached the C1 in German according to the CEFR. Afterwards, I went back to Spain and I did a Mater’s Degree in Teaching for Foreigners. When I completed my master’s degree I carried out an Internship at the University of Pavia, Italy, as Spanish Teacher. I achieved the C2 in Italian according to the CEFR. After my experience as a Teacher, I kept Teaching in Madrid and working as an Office Manager at the same time. In September 2016 I moved into Manchester and I was trained as a Sworn Translation by the Manchester City Council and I have been working with then ever since.
CHLOE – ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION
Hello my name is Chloe, I have bachelor HONS in Marketing and commercial strategy specialised in Fashion an luxury. During my studies I have focused on commercial strategy, marketing concepts, merchandising and social media management. I have also improved my knowledge of English, German and Italian. Lastly, my education has allowed me to enrol in various internships such ar PR assistant for Vivienne Westwood and Assistant Curator at the Museum of Antwerp, in Belgium.
PAULA – ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION
Hi! My name is Paula, and I’m from Valencia (in Spain). I studied History of Art, and specialised in Film History and Analysis. I worked for a few years as a Culture Manager in Spain, organising lectures, screenings, talks, exhibitions, etc. I also taught English as a private tutor and worked as a Scientific Translator; I have a strong passion for the English Language and Literature and I do love teaching. I have also worked as a Programme Director for English Language Summer Camps for teenagers. I have been living in Manchester since 2015, and I couldn’t love this city more; always a new exhibition to visit, a new music band to discover, a new restaurant to try out… And I really like my job here at Britannia English Academy, where I get to meet students from all over the world, while I learn about different cultures and traditions. Feel free to come to talk to me and tell a bit more about yourself and your country!
VIVIAN – ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION
Hello, I am Vivian and I am from Sao Paulo (Brazil). I graduated in Journalism and in Portuguese/Spanish Languages & Literature. I worked as a reporter for a few years, covering from Science to Politics, but my favourite subject was always International Education! That is why, after a period living and studying in London, I started to work in an international school in my hometown, where I met students from all over the world. I have been living in Manchester since 2018 and I love this city: people are lovely, museums are great and there is always something interesting going on. The best part about working in Britannia is to know students and colleagues from different countries and learn about different cultures everyday.
KASIA – OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hi, My name is Kasia, I graduated from The University of Manchester in Educational Psychology. I have been working in international education for many years now and I really enjoy it. Joining Britannia in 2017 was a great decision as I find my job very rewarding. I speak English, Polish and Spanish. My responsibilities include liaising with agencies from all over the world. I also hold level 2 qualification in Safeguarding. For any issues regarding Welfare as well as Admissions or Partnerships you can get in touch with me!
YING – INTERNATIONAL SALES OFFICER
My name is Ying, I graduated from University of Manchester in 2013 and since then I have worked and lived in Manchester and London. I have been running an online shop for 2 years with a big number of regular customers and positive feedback from my clients. In 2016 I have decided to make a bit of change to my life, then I started a career consultancy job in London for International students. I love the city and the people there. You will never get bored in London and the people there are open-minded, and every day is different. In 2017, I found my current job is posted online, and I applied for it. The education sector is always something that I wanted to do. Personally, I have been as an International student when I first came here 10 years ago, I know how important it is to start your life abroad with a good foundation of English language. How important it is to start your life in The UK with someone that can lead you in the right way to experience a whole different culture. I hope to see you soon at our school!
LINDA – MARKETING OFFICER
Hello! My name is Linda from Venezuela. In my country I got my degree in Marketing and Communications and then an M.A. in Political Communication. Then I worked in Digital Marketing where I learnt how to build an effective social media presence and take advantage of the strength of a brand. I moved to The UK in 2016. Being in this country has been one of the greatest experiences in my life where I met wonderful people. I really enjoy working at Britannia because you can feel a good synergy between the staff, teachers and students. Our mission is always to make our students happy while they are learning English.
ANASTASIA – WELFARE AND ACCOMMODATION OFFICER
Hello, I’m Anastasia. I graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in English Language and Literature. After teaching for a few months I’ve decided to do a masters in TESOL and then finally obtain a CELTA qualification. At Britannia Academy I’m in charge of the Accommodation Department but I still love to teach students from all over the world! The best thing about Britannia Academy is that it brings students from diverse backgrounds and different ages together!