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Teachers Are Key to Success

We want you to have the best learning experience possible, so only the best teachers will do. You won’t find a more committed, passionate and professional team than ours. We have teachers from all walks of life, from various countries, with a healthy mix of native and non-native speaking professionals. Our current mix of fully certified teachers includes teachers from Canada, Malaysia, England, Iraq, Yemen and Ireland, and the list is ever-growing.

At Bristol Academy, we only recruit welcoming, mature, and energetic teachers, who are sourced from around the world. We are proud of the diversity of our staff, who have the relevant tools, skills and most effective methods to teach English and are required to have a minimum of CELTA, CertTESOL or the local TEFL equivalent certificate. The Director of Studies ensures the ongoing excellence of our teachers’ performance with regular teaching observations, training workshops and feedback sessions with our teachers, as well as providing a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which ideas and good practice can be shared. Our teachers are encouraged to be creative and inspiring while at the same time ensuring that they deliver the carefully graded syllabus which has been designed to make sure you make maximum progress in your English course.

Our teachers are key to the success of our students and engage with them on a familiar and one-to-one basis. Our teachers don’t just stand in front of the class – they bring the lesson to life with a strong emphasis on fully interactive participation and a communicative approach. We discourage the use of textbooks, dry photocopies and dull texts. We prefer our classes to be hands-on, communicative and interactive.

Programme Instructors

Our instructors are highly qualified teachers from various countries, and including a balanced mix of native and non-native professionals. All our instructors are certified and equipped with the relevant tools, skills and methods to teach English as a foreign language. Our dedicated Director of Studies ensures the academic and teaching quality of your assigned instructors throughout the programme.

Jessica Lancaster

Jessica Lancaster

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Jessica is from Canada with 10 years of experience in teaching English as a Second/Foreign language. She has a degree in English and TESOL/TEFL certificate.

 

Beginning her career teaching children in South Korea, she later came to Malaysia and began teaching adults, a path she has found both challenging and rewarding. She has experience teaching all levels including IELTS preparation.

Aidan

Aidan

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Aidan is a native English teacher from Ireland. He is acquiring his MA TESOL from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has over five years of teaching experience in South Korea, and has relocated to Malaysia in order to further his development as a professional EFL instructor.
Faith

Faith

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Faith is a native English teacher from Scotland with a degree in English and qualifications in Teaching English as a Second Language. With years of teaching experience, she has taught students from around the globe with different levels of English abilities.

Living and teaching in Malaysia for almost a decade, she is always ready and happy to meet new students, helping them achieve their English learning goals.