At the British Council, you will be taught by our experienced and internationally qualified teachers. Our teaching team is made up of a diverse group of professionals who are committed to helping you improve your English. With teachers from all four corners of the globe, their insights and experience allow you to learn English for use in a globally mobile 21st century world.

Internationally qualified

All British Council teachers hold a first degree and an internationally recognised professional teaching qualification from the UK. Examples include a Certificate and Diploma in English Language Teaching, a Master’s Degree, a PGCE/PGDE, and further qualifications in teaching young learners. All British Council teachers are expert and proficient speakers of English.

Experienced

The British Council has been helping students around the world for over 80 years and remains at the forefront of English language teaching. Many of our teachers have taught in a wide range of countries and all are trained to deliver high-quality lessons, give constructive feedback and monitor your progress through regular in-class tasks and assessments.

Up-to-date

Our teaching team receives continuous professional development on employing the latest teaching methodologies, techniques and technologies for teaching modern, real-life English. All of our teachers are observed regularly to ensure our learners are receiving the best experience in the classroom.

Sally Watson

Head of Young Learners

  • 12 years’ experience teaching English in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore 
  • 5 years’ experience teaching Science in UK secondary schools
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (UK), Post-Graduate Diploma in TESOL
  • Certificate in Academic Management

Monica Goh

Academic Manager Very Young Learner Courses

  • 23 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • 3 years’ experience teaching Mathematics in Singapore secondary schools
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Certificate in teaching English to Young Learners
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (Level 3) qualifications
  • The International Montessori Teaching Diploma (Infant, Toddler and Twos, Preschool/kindergarten)
  • Certificate in Academic Management

Rebecca Frith

Academic Manager Primary Courses

  • 10 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Japan
  • Certificate and Diploma in teaching English
  • Certificate in teaching English to Young Learners
  • Certificate in Academic Management.
Tony Lucas

Tony Lucas

Academic Manager Secondary Courses

  • 21 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Portugal
  • Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Certificate and Diploma in English Language Teaching
  • Certificate in teaching English to Young Learners.

Simon Lawfull

Acting Head of Adults

  • Over 10 years’ experience in Hong Kong, the UK, Spain, Vietnam and Australia
  • Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Diploma and Certificate in English Language Teaching
  • Certificate in Academic Management