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.

Andreea Pasere

Andreea Pasere

Children's Teacher

“It’s amazing to see the children’s enthusiasm to speak English and interact with their classmates during the lessons!”

Andreea is one of our Early Years Plus specialists, and is CELTA and CELTYL qualified . Since joining the British Council she has been teaching children from 3 years old and up.

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. 

James Begg

Children's teacher

It’s a delight to communicate and have intelligent conversations in English with young learners. They open up their world and remind you of what it’s like to be a kid. Tapping into that energy and constant curiosity is extremely rewarding.

Born in Spain to British parents, James started working as a teacher in 2013 in Italy. He has since worked in Slovakia and in Myanmar as a preschool teacher. He completed his CELTA in London and he has also lived in France and Canada.

 

 

Laura Whitehead

Children and Teen's teacher

I really enjoy seeing my students learn and develop their language skills so I do my best to make each lesson as worthwhile and interesting as possible.

Laura has joined the British Council after teaching English for 4 years at the Japanese School in London. She has a BA in English from the University of London and a Trinity Certificate in TESOL. Although born in England, Laura travelled all over the Far East with her family as a child and young adult and is now living and working in Romania.