Teachers and Staff


GARY

SCHOOL MANAGER

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!

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ANDY

TEACHER

DAVID

TEACHER

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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

TEACHER

FLYNN

TEACHER

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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

TEACHER

NATHAN

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 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!

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.

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!

ADMINISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE

MIRIAM – ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION 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.

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 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.

HELENA- ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION

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Hi, I’m Helena, I have recently gone back to University in order to attend a Bachelor in Tourism. Along with my experience as a receptionist, I believe that it is a great foundation to start a career in this field. I am passionate about the sector and love being able to use different languages in the workplace. See you at Britannia!

KASIA – ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE OFFICER

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Hello my name is Kasia, I have a Bachelor in Psychology from University of Manchester.

I have been working in the industry that for many years, has given me lot of experience working with students. Joining Britannia in 2017 was a great decision as I found here a very rewarding job working with students from all over the world.

I speak English, Polish and Spanish. I am Safeguarding qualified level 2.

For any issues with accommodation or welfare, I am the person to get in contact with!

YING – INTERNATIONAL SALES OFFICER

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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. 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 UK with someone that can lead you in the right way to experience a whole different culture.

I hope to see you soon in our school!