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Meet TEFL in Italy team!

Miriam Levie
School director & Course Tutor
Nationality:
Dutch

Qualifications:
MA Applied Linguistics, TEFL Certificate, BA Translation Studies, BA Tourism Managament

Experience:
Over 10 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training.

I gained my first experience in teaching English as a foreign language when I came to Spain in January 2005 to study Spanish. Spanish people have a generally low level of foreign language skills and I found out there was a big demand for English teachers. First, I started giving one-on-one classes and later I was offered a job at a language school, followed by a position as an in-company English teacher. I enjoyed it so much that I realised teaching foreign languages was my true vocation. I understand what my students are going through, because I know exactly what it is like to learn another language. After several years of teaching I wanted to further develop my skills related to the theory and practice in the area of teaching English and decided to study a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. In this programme I became specialised in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Training and I decided to set up a high quality TEFL school in Malaga and Rome with other experienced teacher trainers.
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Charles Marshall
Course Director
Nationality:
British

Qualifications:
BSc(Hons) Politics, MSc Social Research, Cambridge CELTA, PGCE (ESOL and EAP), and Doctor of Education (pending).

Experience:
Over 10 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training

Ten years ago I took time out to get teaching experience prior to taking a place on a PGCE (Sociology). After doing a Cambridge CELTA and teaching in Spain for a year I returned to the UK to do a PGCE but this time in ESOL and EAP (English for Speakers of Other Languages and English for Academic Purposes). I returned to Spain and 10 years later I’m still here and enjoying my work very much. My doctoral thesis focuses on professional development, particular on the formation of professional identities in EFL.
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Vana Panayotatou
Course Tutor

Nationality:
Greek

Qualifications:
Trinity DipTESOL, TEFL Certificate, Subtitle Specialist, University of Cambridge C2

Experience:
Over 15 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training

After more than 12 years of being an EFL teacher in Athens, Greece, I decided to travel and teach abroad. The passport for that was a TEFL certificate, so I came to Malaga. I learned a lot and I developed even further as a teacher. Less than five years later I got involved into teacher training and I am aiming at making people enjoy teaching as much as I do by guiding and supporting them along their training.

Emanuele Sisti
Co-Founder & Branch Manager
Nationality:
Italian

Qualifications:
MA Telecoms Engineering, Master in Marketing and Digital Business

Experience:
More than 10 years in corporations leading projects worldwide.
Dina Khudairi
Office & Student Relations Manager
Nationality:
British

Qualifications:
MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, BSc (Hons) In Management, Trinity Certificate in TESOL

Experience:
Over 12 years' experience in Business, Management and Human Resources. I grew up in London and started my career in the Banking sector, later moving cross industry into Oil & Gas, working across the UK and Dubai. I have extensive experience working in Multinational environments, both as a Consultant, and an HR Manager.  My background has heavily involved Change Management, Organisational Development, Talent Management, training, and workshop design.