Teachers and Staff


GARY

DIRECTOR OF STUDIES


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!

Gary

ANDY

TEACHER


DAVID B.

TEACHER


Andy

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.

David

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.

PAUL W.

TEACHER


ADRIAN

TEACHER


Paul W
Hi, my name is Paul! I have been an EFL teacher for the last five years.  In that time, I have taught in a wide variety of countries, including France, India and China! I enjoy interacting with students and enjoy learning about different countries and cultures. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cinema and going to the theatre.  I can highly recommend the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays!
Adrian

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.

MARTIN

TEACHER


PAUL H.

TEACHER


Martin

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. 

Paul H

Hi there! My name’s Paul!  I’ve completed a BA (Hons) degree in English Language and Literature, and a PGCE ESOL and Literature. I have taught at both Manchester and Bolton universities on pre-sessional programs. It’s amazing having so many different nationalities and cultures in the BEA classroom, enabling lively debates and conversation. Manchester has to be the coolest city in the UK, playing host to heritage, innovation, along with a wonderful music scene and accompanying nightlife. 

KIERAN

TEACHER


JOANNE

TEACHER


Kieran

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.

Joanne

Hi everyone! I’ve been teaching EFL for 15 years both in The UK and in Italy. I love my job as I get to work with interesting people from all over the world. The academy is a fantastic place to work and study. It offers a friendly, professional environment to teach in. I have been teaching in Manchester for the last eight years. I am from the Manchester area, Bury a small market town near here. I recommend you visit it as it has a world famous market and very friendly people!

CARA

TEACHER


HUW

TEACHER


cara

Hi! My name is Cara and I’ve been a TEFL teacher for over 10 years. I like working at Britannia English Academy because it’s a fun, friendly place with creative teachers and excellent classes! Manchester is a brilliant city and I’d recommend to try it out!

Dwe

Hi! My name is Huw. I have been teaching English for over eight years. I taught in Madrid, Spain. I love to teach vocabulary and grammar. I can speak Spanish and Welsh. I enjoy working at Britannia because the staff are friendly and it’s a fun place to work and study.

SIENA

TEACHER


DONYA

TEACHER


Siena

Hello! I’m Siena and I’m from Kansas in the United States. After spending a year in Brussels on a student exchange when I was 18, I fell in love with traveling – I went backpacking for 3 months exploring Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, and I’ve taken road trips all around the USA! Qualifying as an English teacher in 2015, I worked in Kuala Lumpur and Madrid, where I lived for 3 years before moving to Manchester. The best thing about living here is the multiculturalism – and Manchester United of course!

Donya

Hi, my name is Donya! I have lived in the fantastic city of Manchester for 10 years I have been a teacher at Britannia since June 2019. I completed my PGCE in lifelong learning 2 years ago and my subject specialism is in ESOL ( English for speakers of other languages). I taught ESOL at The Manchester College for a year and I taught on a voluntary basis in various settings. I absolutely love my job and have definitely found my happy place working here at Britannia. I consider all my students as family and I’m passionate about seeing them succeed and progress in their studies.

PETER

TEACHER


DAVID I.

TEACHER

Peter
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.
David Irwing
Hi there! My name is David. I grew up in the West of Ireland and went on to spend three good years in Dublin studying History and Politics. After that I decided to move to the only place in the world rainier than my country – Manchester! I love this city because it’s just the right mix of big and small. There’s lots to do but it still maintains its authentic feel. Working in Britannia is great because I get to meet good people from all over the world on a daily basis – and give them some tips on how to enjoy our great city!

Administration, accommodation and welfare

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MIRIAM

GENERAL MANAGER
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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.

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VIVIAN

RECEPTION MANAGER
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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.

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CHLOE

ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION
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Hello my name is Chloe, I have bachelor HONS in Marketing and commercial strategy specialised in Fashion and 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 as a PR assistant for Vivienne Westwood and Assistant Curator at the Museum of Antwerp, in Belgium.

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IRENE

ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION
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Hello, I’m Irene! I’m from Florence, Italy. I moved to Manchester in 2015 after have studied Tourism and worked for Travel Agencies and Tour Operators in my hometown. I’ve decided to move to England to improve my English and I never left. 4 years after I still enjoy my life here and I love the city, there is always something going on, you have no chance of getting bored. Since I arrived I’ve been always working as receptionist in luxury hotels but now, I want to try something new helping people to reach their goals learning the language.

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KASIA

OPERATIONS MANAGER
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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!

Miso

MISO

INTERNATIONAL TEAM
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Hi, my name is Miso and I am from South Korea which is famous for K-pop bands such as  BTS and Blackpink. Korean people also have a passion for studying and are always looking for new possibilities to further their studies abroad. I studied French Language and Literature at University and then I went on to TESOL in Australia. As a result of this education, I have worked in English Academies as a teacher and manager. These roles involved handling students and teachers and managing their expectations. These experiences have helped me to understand the world of English Education and the variety of people who are involved. I am especially skilled at encouraging  people in a positive manner so hopefully Britannia will be the best environment to make students move closer to achieving their objectives and dreams. Our amazing staff are always extremely welcoming!! 

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LINDA

MARKETING OFFICER
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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.

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ANASTASIA

WELFARE AND ACCOMMODATION OFFICER
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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!

Esther

ESTHER

ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNT
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Hi! My name is Esther and I am from the Netherlands. I have studied Tourism and then continued to study Finance and Control. I have completed internships in Spain as well as in London and Manchester. The thing I love  most about working at Britannia is that there are so many nationalities and everyone is friendly and willing to help. In the near future I would like to improve my German language skills.

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