Having a recognised diploma-level qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages is a requirement for our year-round teachers. In addition to this, they will also have extensive teaching experience in a variety of professional areas. It is a minimum requirement that teachers have either the Cambridge ESOL CELTA or Trinity College TESOL Certificate. Teachers are also expected to have a degree level qualification.
Within our established long-term team, a number of teachers have MAs in TEFL, others have qualified teacher status (QTS) and some have specialist subject qualifications. A substantial number of our teachers have special responsibilities according to their own interests and areas of expertise.
Jill Manwaring – Teacher Training
B Ed English; MA Applied Linguistics/ELT, RSA Diploma ELT
“I have been an English language teacher for more than 30 years, but I’m still learning – from my students, from colleagues and as part of my role as teacher trainer. I believe that good teachers never stop learning – it keeps us motivated and stops us from getting bored or boring in the classroom. As a teacher trainer, I like to share my love of teaching with others, but also to help new teachers find their own ways to be effective in the classroom. As a teacher in Bournemouth, it is a great privilege to meet students from all over the world, and I try to encourage learners to make new friends in the classroom. More international friendships help to make this world a happier place.
In addition to teaching in the UK, I have taught and trained teachers in Egypt, Tunisia, China, Ukraine and Slovenia, among other places.
Naturally, a great interest of mine is travel, but I also enjoy music, gardening and hiking in our beautiful Dorset countryside.”
Kimberley Moss – Teacher and Examinations Officer
B.Ed Hons Degree and Diploma in English Language teaching
“I have been a teacher all my working life. First of all in British state schools teaching children aged from 4 to 13 and since 2000 at Anglo-Continental as an English language teacher. Why teaching? Well for me it’s about helping people to reach their potential and giving them the confidence to try things they find difficult. If I can be a small part in enabling someone to achieve their dreams I am happy. At Anglo-Continental I teach all levels from Beginner to Advanced and Cambridge exam classes. I have also worked in Young Learners and the Executive Centre. As examinations officer I also assist students to enrol for exams and supervise external exams on site.”