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

Soumia Steel

Soumia Steel

Soumia completed her CELTA in 2010 and has been working for the British Council since then. She has taught in our centres in Colombo, Amman and Muscat. One of the things she enjoys most about teaching is ‘seeing a group of complete strangers slowly break the ice and open up to one another regardless of their age, gender and cultural background’. Soumia has also worked on EU trade projects for more than ten years. She loves travelling and meeting new people and adores cooking.

Tanya Kirilova

Tanya Kirilova

Tanya is passionate about learning, teaching and communication. She has helped a number of professionals acquire greater confidence performing in English in the areas of banking, film and advertising, nursing, journalism, project management and so on. Tanya has an MA in Applied Linguistics and Literature from Sofia University. Her previous experience also includes teaching at Sohar University in Oman. Tanya is a keen walker, talker, dancer and a believer in the growth mindset.

Zlatina Filipova

Zlatina Filipova

Zlatina has MA in English philology, a CELTA qualification, YL Nile Certificate and Trinity College London Certificate for Practicing Teachers. She has more than 17 years of experience with students of all walks of life and preparеs candidates for the Cambridge English language exams, for which she is also a speaking examiner. She stimulates and inspires students in a cheerful and approachable way. She is interested in psychology and the arts; she likes socializing and travelling.