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Tanya

Role:

English Language Teacher

Qualifications:
TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
PGCE - Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
Teacher Profile:

Hello my name's Tanya! I’ve taught English to people from all over the world in a wide variety of educational environments. I have also taught abroad in countries such as Mexico, Argentina and Ireland. I can speak four different languages and love learning about different cultures. I've taught in total for around seven years and half of that time has been with Malvern!

Areas of Expertise:

English language teaching

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Federico

Role:

English Language Teacher

Qualifications:
CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching
University Professor Degree
BA in Language Interpretation and Translation
Teacher Profile:

Hi, my name is Federico and I’m one of the teachers here at Malvern Online. I’m a teacher and a translator but teaching English has always been my passion. I’m highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented. I am committed to student learning and support and I always do my best to help my students achieve their learning goals. I have more than ten years' experience in teaching English in a variety of educational settings in Argentina, my home country, and Ireland. In my free time, I love travelling, writing blog articles and of course, studying languages! I speak Spanish and I’m learning Italian at the moment. I also have a soft spot for coffee and Italian food.

Areas of Expertise:

Teaching exam classes
Technology in the classroom
Online language teaching

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James

Role:

English Language Teacher

Qualifications:
CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching
Teacher Profile:

Hi, I’m James and I’m a teacher here at Malvern Online Academy. Whilst taking part in the Erasmus exchange at University I discovered how passionate I was about language, and decided there and then that I wanted to be an English Teacher. I love being creative and designing activities and materials that can be put to use in the classroom; I’ve always found it really rewarding to see students fully engaged and learning in a dynamic lesson.

In my free time I like drawing and painting.

Areas of Expertise:

English Language

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Raquel

Role:

English Language Teacher

Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics & TESOL
Teacher Profile:

After completing a degree in English Studies I came to Manchester to start a Master in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I have taught English in Spain and now I am a teacher at Malvern Online Academy, which I think is a great place to learn English whilst having fun! I love working in such a multicultural environment because I feel that I’m learning as much from my students as they are from me! In my free time I enjoy going to music festivals and local gigs with my friends. Music is a great part of my life!

Areas of Expertise:

Teaching English to children
Exam classes

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Anna

Role:

English Language Teacher

Qualifications:
CELTA - Certificate of English Language Teaching
Teacher Profile:

Hi I’m Anna, a teacher here Malvern Online. I’m CELTA qualified and have been teaching since 2016. Apart from teaching in the UK, I’ve taught in Colombia where I lived for 18 months. When I arrived in Colombia I could barely say ‘hello’ in Spanish, so I know what it can be like to navigate a new language and culture: challenging, but ultimately deeply rewarding.

As a teacher, I help guide our students to develop their English skills and confidence, especially their confidence in speaking. The emphasis here is above all on communication, and all our classes have a strong communicative element.

Areas of Expertise:

Teaching exam classes
Technology in the classroom
Teaching English to children

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Kasia

Role:

English Teacher & Materials Developer

Qualifications:
CELTA - Certificate of English Language Teaching
Master's Degree in Linguistics
Teacher Profile:

I’ve always been into languages, I also speak Spanish and a little bit of Swedish. Learning Japanese is a big dream of mine, but can never find time. I love music and dogs, especially french bulldogs and pugs. I host a weekly radio show too.

Teaching a foreign language is like letting students enter another reality. That’s what I try to do in my classes - first, help students open up, gain confidence, then get immersed in the English language in a fun way. I always make sure each hour of our classes is a fun experience!

Areas of Expertise:

Developing materials
Online language teaching

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Jillian

Role:

English Teacher & Course Developer

Qualifications:
CELTA - Certificate of English Language Teaching
Teacher Profile:

Hello there, my name’s Jillian! I’ve had the opportunity to teach English to people from all over the world, and I have also taught abroad in countries including Thailand and Saudi Arabia! I love to have lively discussions with my students and I believe that communication is the key is improving your English, I look forward to meeting you in our online classes.

Areas of Expertise:

Jillian is an expert in online learning and language teaching, having been a teacher for many years in a wide variety of countries including the United Kingdom. She is also a graduate in psychology.

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Robert

Role:

English Teacher & Course Leader

Qualifications:
University of Central Lancashire - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teacher Profile:

I am originally from Oxford City. I have taught English for most of my life both in the UK and in East Asia. At the moment I work at the Director of Studies at our college in London and our online academy.

Areas of Expertise:

Robert has taught English for more than 10 years in the United Kingdom, he has travelled around east Asia and can speak Chinese & Japanese. He has also prepared students for the IELTS and Cambridge exams.

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Susan

Role:

English Teacher & Materials Developer

Qualifications:
University of Aberystwyth - BA Degree in English Literature
The Open University - Master's Degree in Online Education
Teacher Profile:

I come from South Wales originally, I have a wide range of experience teaching the English language in a variety of educational settings. I have had the pleasure of teaching all ages from very young children to the elderly. I am responsible for teaching exam courses and developing our online school! Please do come and say hello to me when you’re here!

Areas of Expertise:

Teaching English Language
Developing course materials

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