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Meet TEFL in Spain team!

Miriam Levie
School director & Course Tutor

Nationality: Dutch

Qualifications: MA Applied Linguistics, TEFL Certificate, BA Translation Studies, BA Tourism Managament

Experience: Over 10 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training.

I gained my first experience in teaching English as a foreign language when I came to Spain in January 2005 to study Spanish. Spanish people have a generally low level of foreign language skills and I found out there was a big demand for English teachers. First, I started giving one-on-one classes and later I was offered a job at a language school, followed by a position as an in-company English teacher. I enjoyed it so much that I realised teaching foreign languages was my true vocation. I understand what my students are going through, because I know exactly what it is like to learn another language. After several years of teaching I wanted to further develop my skills related to the theory and practice in the area of teaching English and decided to study a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. In this programme I became specialised in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Training and I decided to set up a high quality TEFL school in Malaga and Rome with other experienced teacher trainers.

Megan Wummer
Course Director

Nationality: American

Qualifications: Cambridge DELTA; TEFL Certificate with specializations in Teaching Business English, Young Learners, and Grammar; BA Spanish & Italian

Experience: Over 10 years’ experience in ELT and Teacher Training

I began volunteering as an ESL teacher in the United States and quickly discovered that teaching was my passion. After studying abroad in Málaga in 2007 and falling in love with this vibrant city, I moved here and began teaching EFL in companies, bilingual schools, and academies. I later moved into academic management where I coordinated in-house teacher training. When I’m not in the classroom, you can find me doing yoga, cooking, or enjoying Málaga’s cultural and gastronomical offering. I look forward to sharing my passion for Málaga and teaching with you on the Trinity CertTESOL course!

Iza Mania
Course Director

Nationality: Polish

Qualifications: Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA, MA English Philology (TEFL), BA English Philology (linguistics)

Experience: Over 10 years’ experience in ELT and Teacher Training teaching in Poland, UK, Spain and Italy.

I started teaching English when I was in high school and quickly discovered it was my thing. Doing a Certificate in ELT made it possible for me to work abroad and teach English in different places and work with many fascinating people. While I was working as a Senior Teacher in a language school in Poland, I decided to raise my qualifications and do Cambridge DELTA. This has been a challenging yet very rewarding experience. During my teaching career, I have been working in summer schools, language schools and at university teaching General English, Business English, EAP, Cambridge Exam and Young Learners classes. As a Teacher Trainer, I have been working in the beautiful cities of Malaga and Rome. What I like most about teacher training is meeting new interesting and enthusiastic people who I can hopefully infect with my passion for teaching English!
Susan Vanderloop
Course Tutor

Nationality: British/Irish

Qualifications: Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA, London Chamber of Commerce Foundation Certificate for Teaching Business English, BA (hons) Philosophy, BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies,; Italian

Experience: Over 20 years experience teaching at all levels, including the Cambridge suite of exams and IELTS.

In addition to teaching, I am also an Examiner with Trinity College London and have travelled to many parts of the world to examine people of all ages and levels ranging from A1 to C2. I have been a Director of Studies and managed summer school programmes for younger learners on the South Coast of England. As Director of Studies, one of my roles was to deliver in-house teacher training workshops as well as observing lessons and giving feedback. It was this experience, which lead me to become a teacher trainer on the Trinity CertTESOL course, which I very much enjoy. Becoming a teacher opened up a whole new world for me and I feel privileged to play a part in introducing trainees to such an exciting career. Open-water swimming is my passion and one of the reasons I moved to the Málaga. I try and swim in the sea as much as possible and love being able to enjoy the water for much of the year.
Paul Hurst
Trainer in Training

Nationality

British

Qualifications

Trinity College London certificate in TESOL, TEFL certificates in Teaching Business English, Teaching Cambridge Exams, Teaching Grammar & Phonology

Experience: 

Over 5 years´experience in ELT.

After completing my Trinity CertTESOL at TEFL in Spain I went on to become a Business English teacher working in-company with clients such as Empresa Malaga Transporte, Embarba Ascensores, Dacsher Logistics, RCC Construction & Attycas Consultaria. I then decided to also get involved with the day-to-day operations of the TEFL in Spain training centre.