Our Teachers

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 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 Masters level qualifications, 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.

Education Team at Anglo-Continental
Jill Manwaring

Jill Manwaring

Teacher Trainer

"I help you decide on the best training options for you. My areas of special interest are teacher development and materials design."

Kimberley Moss – Teacher and Examinations Officer

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."

Paul Mellor – Teacher Trainer and Aviation English Specialist

Paul Mellor – Teacher Trainer and Aviation English Specialist

Cert TEFL, RSA Diploma, MA TESOL

"I have been with Anglo-Continental for more than 17 years now. I am a teacher and teacher trainer, working with native-speaker and foreign teachers on CELTA, as well as with other specialists for whom clear and concise international communication is a priority. My own specialist areas are in aviation language training and assessment, teacher development and the phonology of international English. I am also responsible for the development of the Anglo-Continental Test of English for Aviation Personnel (TEAP), which is recognised by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. I developed the in-house testing system based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). I have taught, tested and trained in a dozen different countries and attended and presented at several international conferences and workshops on language testing and aviation language assessment. I hold a Master’s Degree in TESOL from Lancaster University, during which I focused on effective development of experienced teachers. "

Sara Kennedy – Course Coordinator

Sara Kennedy – Course Coordinator

BA Communication; Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults; Trinity Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

"I have been teaching English since 1992 in language schools in Bournemouth and in the United Arab Emirates. My students have ranged from kindergarten to Club 50+. It is a pleasure to watch students' progress and learn about their diverse cultures in the process. I like teaching at all levels from beginner to proficiency and particularly enjoy working with students who are studying for exams such as IELTS and Cambridge exams. I joined Anglo-Continental in 2000 and have been the teaching coordinator of the Young Learners Centre for sixteen years. The courses for 10-15 year olds are total immersion with English being spoken throughout their lessons, activities, excursions and in their homestay. It is a busy centre, a fun place to work and learn and the children make a lot of new friends and lifelong memories here. I'm responsible for course design, selecting and supporting a team of qualified, experienced teachers and ensuring that our students are learning and having fun in a safe environment. In my free time I enjoy quizzing, crossword puzzles and reading. I also like swimming and riding my bike along Bournemouth's beautiful seafront. "