Akiko

I work in the marketing department of the school and am responsible for our website including this language blog, social media as well as advertising, PR and communication. I studied Design in Japan, UK and France and I especially like typography. I love designing things, filming, taking photographs, travelling and meeting people. I also love English and am fascinated by the history of the language. I’m interested in accents and the phonetics and phonology behind them. It’s fun to work at the London School of English because I can work with language experts every day!


Andy

Hello, my name is Andy and as well as teaching, I'm involved in the online activities here at the London School of English. In addition to writing for the school's blog, I also look at ways of using technology to make the classroom more fun and interesting. Living in London is great as it's so easy to travel anywhere - my girlfriend and I have family in Sweden, Australia, Greece and South Africa so this is very useful, if expensive. I also like running and finished the 2009 London Marathon. Now I want to do the race again in a faster time!


Ben

Hi, I’m Ben and I’ve been teaching at the London School for about 5 years now. I’ve been teaching for 8 years in total and I teach a range of subjects and courses at both of our training centres in London. I was born and now live in the local area which is West London (that’s right I’m a real Londoner), but I spent 3 years living in Manchester at university and 18 months working in Oxford. I’ve done 3 teaching qualifications, although my degree was in Social Science as I’m interested in society and the way people live together. I’ve travelled a lot, but not as much as I’d like. The world’s such a big place and life is so short, there’s simply too much to see and do. This is also why I like my job. I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about and understand their cultures and customs. Working in an international environment is a great fun way to get experience of the world without travelling. The London School is a fantastic place to work and London is the best city in the world to live in. I may be a bit biased but I challenge you to come and prove me wrong! That's all for now cheers!!


Laura

I live in Wimbledon in South West London, I've been teaching for almost ten years and I really love English (even though it's my own language!). When I'm not teaching or socialising I spend a lot of time just reading (especially novels), listening to music and generally 'pottering about'!  I also love travelling and am usually dreaming about and planning my next holiday!  I taught in Estonia for a year and I'd love to teach abroad again but at the moment I'm making the most of living in such an interesting city as London.