All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to adults.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • a certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • at least two years’ teaching experience
  • high proficiency in the use of the English language.

Meet some of our teachers

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Daniel Antonelli

After finishing his Ph.D. in Critical Discourse Analysis in Italy, Daniel Antonelli embarked on a career as an English Teacher. Since then he has worked in Moscow, Bilbao and now Paris. He is passionate about classical music and opera in particular, has received vocal training for a number of years in Italy and in Russia and has taken part in a few concerts as an amateur singer. He is now studying musicology.

George Wilson

Senior Teacher George Wilson, Senior Teacher

George is responsible for our Bilingual and Teacher Training Sections. He is a tutor on the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications. Qualified as a UCAS international advisor for higher education, he also manages our University Preparation courses and gives regular Study UK talks. George has many years of experience teaching in higher-education institutions in France and Australia and has recently completed his MA in Comparative Education.

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Isabella Tam

After travelling around Europe, Isabella started teaching English in 2015 at the British Council in Paris. She particularly enjoys teaching adults because of the incredible amount of knowledge and experience they bring to the class. A lover of music and dance, she has worked as an accompanist for singers and dancers in Australia. She is now studying for her masters in English literature at the Sorbonne University.

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Luke Thompson

Luke has been an English teacher for 20 years, first working in Japan at the start of his career, then teaching multinational groups in London and now France. He has been publishing episodes of his podcast since 2009 and has been doing stand up comedy for the same amount of time. In his lessons, shows and podcasts he aims to help people enjoy the humorous side of learning a language.

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Ned Chambers

Ned has taught in universities and language teaching institutions in France for 6 years. He holds a degree in French and German and an MA in French Studies, as well as a postgraduate DELTA diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Ned has been working as one our centre’s Level Leads for the lycée students, helping to oversee the implementation of our new courses which place emphasis on the development of independent research, leadership and critical thinking skills.

Simon Handy - English language teacher

Simon Handy

Simon worked at top universities in Japan specialising in integrating 1st year students into the academic system at tertiary level. In France, he has worked at Sorbonne Paris IV and V. At the British Council his work is particularly focused on exam classes (FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS) and helping students to achieve their academic goals. He is currently completing his MSc in Teaching English in University Settings at the University of Oxford.