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

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

Andreea Iorga

Andreea Iorga

Children's teacher

"Teaching early years is very rewarding, and it makes me feel proud to contribute to these children's learning and development."

Andreea has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Russia and Romania. She holds a MSc TESOL, DELTA, CELTA and a Certificate in Teaching Young Learners.  

Andreea has worked with early years age students since 2008, and in addition to her teaching, she writes early years and primary learning materials for the British Council.

 

Monika Zaczek

Monika Zaczek

Children's teacher

"I love the enthusiasm children have for learning and discovering new things. I really enjoy being in the classroom and watching my students grow, develop, and become more confident when using English."

Born in Poland, Monika has an MA in English and Russian, CELTA, CETYL, and DELTA. She is also a passionate language learner herself. 

Before coming to Romania in 2010, she had worked for almost ten years as a teacher and academic manager in Warsaw, Poland.

Nermine Rezkalla

Nermine Rezkalla

Teens' teacher

"I really enjoy teaching here, and I particularly like the various opportunities I have to integrate technology naturally into our classes."

Originally from Cairo, Nermine has been teaching English since 2005. She taught in Egypt and South Africa before joining British Council Romania in 2010. She developed her expertise in teaching children by taking the Certificate in Teaching Young Learners in 2012.

David Lewis

David Lewis

Teens' teacher

"Teaching the bright, keen to learn teenagers we have here is the most enjoyable part of my work."

David qualified as an English teacher in 1994 and has been teaching in various language schools in Hungary, Cameroon and Romania since then.

As well as teaching at British Council Romania, he is responsible for implementing our use of iPads and other technology in everyday teaching. David enjoys the challenge of keeping one step ahead of his students in his knowledge of IT.

David Hughes

David Hughes

Children's teacher

"Teaching the children here is really rewarding. It’s great to see them exploring the world through English."

David qualified as an English Teacher in 2007 in Prague, Czech Republic and has since worked for the British Council in Seoul, Valencia and Ho Chi Minh City.  He has developed his expertise by completing the TYLEC course in Valencia, valuable experience which has helped him  develop courses for children.

Anca Nimară

Children's teacher

I think teaching children is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs in the world.  It’s a great pleasure seeing them learning, evolving and becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

Anca gained a master’s degree in intercultural communication and then went on to do her CELTA. She has been teaching since 2015, working mostly with early years and primary students. In 2017 she completed the TYLEC course, which allowed her to become an even more effective teacher of Young Learners. 

 

Jack Parker - Teens' Teacher

Jack Parker

Teens' Teacher

"Seeing the progress of my students and the enthusiasm with which they learn is a great motivation to me .” 

Jack started his teaching career in Reggio Calabria in Italy, before joining the British Council Romania in September 2016. Jack passed his CELTA in 2013 and is currently in the process of obtaining his DELTA. He specialises in teaching teenagers, both on and off-site, and delivering interesting and dynamic lessons, which stimulate his students. 

Marina Penea

Teens' teacher

Teaching English to teens is both rewarding and challenging. They are in the process of finding themselves, their interests and passions are varied and they are so opinionated! At the same time, you can really make a change for the better in their values and abilities, and this satisfaction doesn't compare to anything. 

Marina did her CELTA in Spain and then moved to Moscow, where she worked with children and teenagers. She came back to Romania and joined the British Council team in 2016.

Thomas Stace

Children's teacher

Seeing the children grow in ability and confidence is really rewarding and one of the highlights of being a teacher.

Thom qualified as an English teacher in 2007 and since then he has spent time teaching in Italy, Spain and Poland. He has been with the British Council in Bucharest since 2017. Beyond his regular teaching work he has also spent the last 20 years working in summer schools on both the activity and teaching courses with the last six years spent running a centre as Centre Manager.

 

Ancuta Alexandrescu

Ancuța Alexandrescu

Teacher for children and teens - Iași

"English can be fun, interesting, even logical. The trick is to show students it can also be easy."

Ancuța has been teaching for over 10 years on a variety of levels and course formats. She has a BA in English and Geography, multiple qualifications for exam training and a CELTA certification passed with distinction in Prague 2012. She enjoys teaching using children's literature, videos and music.