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.

SIENA

TEACHER


ADRIAN

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!

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


PETER

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. 

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.

KIERAN

TEACHER


HUW

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.

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.

Administration, accommodation and welfare

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MIRIAM

GENERAL MANAGER
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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 Mater’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 into Manchester and I 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.

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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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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!

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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!

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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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