Young, cosmopolitan and less than 1 hour from London, Brighton is an ideal town for students eager to learn English...
Our Brighton Staff
Our staff make us who we are. From the student services officers to the teachers, you will have dealings with them every day. We are happy to have the chance to introduce them to you now!
John, School Director
Hello, my name is John and I am the Director of British Study Centres in Brighton. I have worked in the EFL business for 20 years both here in England and all over the world as a teacher, at ARELS and in publishing. I feel really lucky to have this job as it is a great experience to work with international students from all over the world. We try our best to give our students all the opportunities they need to improve their English and find out about our culture.
Brighton is a wonderful city to visit because there is so much to do. We have great nightlife, lots of culture and some of the most beautiful English countryside just outside of the city. Some of our students like Brighton so much that they never leave! We look forward to seeing you here!
Karl, Head of Student Services
Hi I'm Karl, Head of Student Services at the lovely Brighton BSC school (in Hove, actually). I visited lots of language academies in Brighton & Hove in April 2005 while searching for a place to teach that summer and was so happy when I found a place with such friendly, professional people in a pleasant educational environment. I thoroughly enjoyed those three months and now I run the administration team looking after all the bookings and keeping everyone happy (hopefully).
I spent three years in Seville, Spain where I studied for my CELTA in 2003, became an English teacher and finally managed to learn another language (Spanish). Previously I have worked in financial administration, television production and digital media. I first came to Brighton in 1995. I love the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the great bars and restaurants and the fact that it's by the sea and yet just 50 minutes by train from London. Brighton is a great city and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Lucy, Administration Manager
I'm Lucy and I work on the reception desk in Student Services where I enjoy spending lots of time talking to and helping students. I have studied French and Spanish and spent time in various countries so I know how it can feel to be in a new country - it's exciting but at the same time it is easy to feel lost and not know how to go about tasks which would be simple at home. I love helping people to find their way around, so I'll look forward to meeting you here.
I do the administration for the Teacher Training Courses as well as our English courses. I have done the Trinity Cert. TESOL course myself and spent some time teaching so do get in touch if you need and advice about the Trinity course, or any of our courses.
I've been in Brighton for many years now and it really is a great place to live. I'm so pleased to now be working in this fantastic school and I promise that you'll love it here too!
Charlotte, Accommodation Officer
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I have recently joined the British Study Centre's team as an accommodation officer. I grew up in the West Midlands but moved to Brighton eight years ago, in order to study at the University of Sussex. On finishing my degree I settled in Brighton and now can't imagine living anywhere else!
Brighton is an ideal location for students. The city boasts a lively nightlife, an ever-expanding music scene, theatres, museums, festivals, a huge array of shops and restaurants, and who could forget our beautiful pebbled beach!
As well as residing in Brighton, I have spent several years working and travelling abroad so I have an appreciation of how daunting it can be to move far away from home. This, together with the experience I have gained from working in other local language schools, means I am well equipped with the knowledge and understanding to assist with any queries you may have. I look forward to meeting you all!
Paula, Accommodation Officer
Hello, my name is Paula. I have worked in student accommodation for many years and enjoy seeing students learn and develop during their time in Brighton. I became a Counsellor to give me a greater understanding of students' difficulties when living away from home.
I have lived in Brighton since 1975 and have seen many changes in the city. Brighton is a fantastic place to study and live. The historic Theatre Royal in Brighton offers an excellent choice of plays, the Dome hosts exciting concerts and Brighton is home to an annual Comedy Festival.
I grew up in London, but Brighton and Hove has everything that London has to offer, as well as the sea and it is only one hour away by train!
I look forward to meeting you in Brighton!
Andrew, Student Services Officer
Hi, I'm Andy and I work in Student Services where I help to answer a very wide range of queries! I've recently returned to the UK after an amazing time travelling around South East Asia, and also living and teaching English in Thailand. I have lots of previous experience working on a Reception helping lots of students who are learning English, so please don't be afraid to come and ask me any questions you may have!
I'm originally from Manchester and have found it so easy to settle in Brighton. It's a fantastic, friendly, creative, and exciting city and I'm sure you'll have no problems making new friends both during your time here at BSC, and outside as well. We want you to enjoy being here as much as we do!
Mike, Operations Manager
Hi, I'm Mike the Student Services Coordinator and Social Organiser here at BSC in Brighton. Before I worked here, I spent a couple of years travelling and working overseas and when I came back to England I moved to Brighton to enjoy the beach, the music, the beautiful architecture and the vibrant culture. It really isn't like anywhere else in England!
I first became interested in working in this industry two years ago when I decided to resign from my job and do a TEFL course with the aim of working overseas. I went travelling with my girlfriend to South America, Australia and Asia and having done some work teaching I was keen to become involved with a Language School when I returned to England.
I am delighted I have got the job and am looking forward to creating an exciting Social Programme and meeting many of you over the coming months. So come on over and enjoy the delights that Brighton and BSC have to offer.
Hi my name is Martin, I am the new Chef who has just taken over in Fairfax Cafe. I have spent time travelling around the world and have visited many places throughout Europe including a three year stay in France and two years in Holland, I have also visited Oman, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. All of these places have inspired my love of food and different cuisines which I hope to be able to share with you once you visit the school.
Having been trained in Brighton I look forward to fusing my English background with all the other various recipes and ideas I have picked up along the way, to provide you with an exciting and tasty menu.
James, Academic Director
Hi, I'm James and I'm the Academic Director here at British Study Centres in Brighton. I have been involved in the ELT sector for over 15 years as a teacher, examiner and manager. I started my career teaching in Japan and Italy for a number of years and enjoyed experiencing each country's different culture, food and lifestyle. I found living in another country a very rewarding experience and it is definitely something I'd recommend if you have the chance. After my time abroad, I returned to Brighton as I had friends and family nearby and I worked in several language schools in the city before joining British Study Centres. It's very interesting to work in a place with people from so many different countries and to see people mixing and making friends with different nationalities.
Brighton is vibrant city with lots of things to do all year round. There is a great choice of bars and restaurants, gigs and concerts, and food & cultural festivals as well as the beautiful South Downs countryside just north of the city so you'll never be bored of living here. I look forward to meeting you at British Study Centres, Brighton.
Barbara, Course Manager
Hello – I am the Course Manager here at BSC Brighton. I trained as a teacher of English and Drama and then spent 15 years working in business before coming back to my first love – teaching. I love meeting students and helping them get the most out of the experience of learning English and being in Brighton.
I am originally from London but have lived in Brighton for several years now and can highly recommend it as a place to live and spend time. There is so much to do plus the famous pebbly beach and the beautiful Sussex Downs. And the thing I love most is that there are always new places to discover...
Richard, eLearning Manager
Hi, my name is Richard and I am the eLearning Manager for British Study Centres. I have worked for British Study Centres for a number of years, starting as a teacher and then in academic management. I now look after our new exciting BSC Online service to help you improve your English with us before you arrive in the UK, during your time with us and after you leave. We look forward to seeing you in person and online!
Anna, Teacher Trainer
Hi, I'm Anna. I've been working in English language teaching for 13 years and I've worked in Portugal, Hong Kong, London and now Brighton! Brighton is a fabulous place, there lots to do, the people are lovely and the sunsets on the beach are just gorgeous!
Hi, I'm Philip. I've been teaching at British Study Centres since it opened in 2004. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in business, but I decided to change career as I studied English at university and I've always been interested in language I'm studying Korean at the moment. One reason I really enjoy teaching is that every day is different!
Hey! My name is Stuart and I've been teaching at BSC for the last year. I've been qualified as a teacher for 10 years now, and have taught in various schools in England and Spain. British Study Centres is a wonderful school to study at and Brighton is a great place to visit, so what are you waiting for?
Hi, I'm Ice and I started working at BSC in 2006. I have lived and worked in many countries, including Spain and Portugal for the last eight years.
When I decided to move back to England, I knew that Brighton was the best place to go. Where else can you find beautiful people, breathtaking sunsets and fantastic beaches all in the same place?
What else can I say? Brighton rocks!!!
Hi I'm Nelu. I have worked for the British Study Centres Group for over 8 years in different roles. But, now I have returned to the job I enjoy most... teaching at British Study Centres, Brighton! I have several years teaching experience, but also have a background in law, marketing and public relations, and I have tutored in business law at Hove College (part of the BSC group). So, I'm also able to help students find work experience, or the right business course to progress their careers and education.
BSC is a great place to make friends, learn excellent language skills and grow in confidence. Personally, it's wonderful that I continue to learn from all the different students and their cultures, and be part of their progress.
And why have I been here so long? Brighton is a place you can call home and British Study Centres is a place in which you can certainly feel at home!
Hi, my name's Dan. I'm an experienced English teacher, having taught business English for seven years in both Germany and the UK. I also teach general English, English for special purposes and various exam courses. In my free time I love skiing, hill walking and beer!
Brighton is fantastic! I've been living here since December 2008, and I really enjoy the variety of the place. You can go to all kinds of cultural and musical events from all over the world and there are plenty of festivals that take place during the year. On the weekends I enjoy sitting on the beach or taking the bus to walk along the Downs. There are so many places to meet friends in a pub or share food at one of the many good cafés and restaurants and the students often go to the clubs that are open every day of the week until late.
I was born in Ireland, (my Dad is Irish) but have lived in Africa for two thirds of my life. I've travelled all around southern Africa, parts of Europe and South America. My mother is from Chile, and my family is scattered all over the globe.
The best part of this job is meeting people from different countries, and learning as much as I can about their culture, language and country. See you soon!
Hi everyone - my name is Sue. I've been teaching English for some time and enjoy the challenges it produces. I've travelled quite a bit in my life so far, mainly in Europe and Asia. My teaching career began when I lived in Nigeria and was asked to teach a group of European expatriates. After two years in Nigeria I moved to Hong Kong and decided to study for a professional qualification in English language teaching. Following 10 years in Hong Kong I moved to Brighton where I've been teaching for seven years.
Brighton is an amazing place to live and work. There's so much to see and experience - it caters for all tastes in music, theatre, art etc. In particular I love watching the rough, stormy sea in winter and walking along the pebbly beach throughout the year. My job at BSC enables me to meet many people of different nationalities and cultures - sometimes I feel I have the world in my classroom.
Make the most of your time in Brighton - enjoy every minute!
Hi. I'm David and I have been teaching English here at BSC in Brighton for the last few years. Speaking a second language is not only a pretty useful skill – but it is also one the great pleasures in life. And one of the great pleasures in teaching English here in Brighton is seeing students visibly grow in confidence as their English improves and they begin to enjoy using their English outside the classroom - in the street, at parties, in shops and on the telephone. Learning English is hard work - but it can be fun, too. And what better place to learn than Brighton!
Hi, my name is Ivana and I've been teaching at BSC since April 2010. I'm from Slovakia, lived for a bit in the U.S. and came to England about 6 years ago. I love this job, it gives me lots of opportunities to meet wonderful people from around the world and learn something new from them pretty much every day.
I've been living in Brighton for 2 years and cannot imagine a better place. It is an amazing, vibrant city with great people and plenty to do. I love walking along the seafront, exploring unique little shops in The Lanes, and breathing the atmosphere of many Brighton's festivals. There is no excuse to be bored here!
Hi my name's Mish Gale and have lived in Brighton for most of my adult life. Brighton is known as 'London by the sea', which is no exaggeration! It is a wonderful place to learn English especially at British Study Centres. I have worked for this organisation for over 6 years, both here and in Oxford, and it is one of the best language schools – we've even won prizes for it.
The best thing about my job is meeting such a wide variety of nationalities and personalities. Every day is different, so come and join us!
I'm Simon and I've been an EFL teacher for the last 11 years. In that time I've worked in Brazil, Spain and, of course, sunny Brighton. I love meeting all sorts of different people from all over the world and hearing their different stories and all about their lives. I enjoy learning languages myself and I speak Spanish and Portuguese well, and French rather badly! I am interested in international politics and have a Master's degree in International Relations from Sussex University.
Brighton is a fabulous place to live, especially in summer when you can really take advantage of the beach, the Sussex countryside and especially the nightlife. I'm a bit too old for the clubs these days, but can usually be found nursing a pint in one of the many pubs.
Hello students! My name is Jake and I have been teaching at BSC Brighton since April 2009, and I can genuinely say that I love working here, and I consider BSC Brighton to be the best school I have ever worked at. The vibe among the staff, the energetic international classes and the fact that no two days are ever the same suits me and my teaching style perfectly.
I have been teaching English off and on for 12 years now. Before Brighton I taught in Sydney, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Amsterdam and Surabaya (Indonesia), I have experience in teaching students of all ages, all levels and of many different nationality groups. I have also travelled extensively all over the world, with Latin America being a notable exception which I hope to rectify soon.
In my spare time I love to read, swim, practice yoga, listen to music, socialise and spoil my young nieces. I hope you have a positive stay with us, and I look forward to meeting you all.
Hi, I'm Jacquie and I've worked at BSC, in Brighton, for five years and it's a great place to be! I have worked in teaching for nearly 30 years, not only in England but also abroad, in Italy, Spain and for 10 years in Sweden. I am also a Sailing Instructor and have sailed across the Atlantic, the Baltic to the UK and more recently around the British Isles and Ireland.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay here and hope to meet you soon!
Hello, I'm Steven and I'm delighted to find myself teaching at BSC after completing my training here two years ago. I spent most of last year teaching English and Drama in Central America and beautiful and exciting as it was, I couldn't wait to get back to Brighton.
This school really captures the spirit of the city itself. There are so many exciting and fun things to do - a very lively art scene, lots of live music, great clubs and the kind of friendly atmosphere that is rarely found in the bigger British cities. This atmosphere doesn't stop in the classroom either, I have a lot of fun teaching so many interesting people from all over the world, and I hope my students do too.
I've lived in Brighton for twenty years now and I can't find a good reason to be anywhere else! I hope to see you here soon.
Jerry, Teacher Trainer
I have been teaching English in this country for about 14 years now, and absolutely love meeting the students from all around the world, and learning about their cultures. Brighton is such a great, vibrant city to live and work in.
I joined the Trinity teaching team in 2011 and really enjoy helping the prospective teachers with input and teaching practice methodology. I feel that I can really help them with the practical application of all of the teaching practice that I have done.
Hello, I'm Laura. I'm hugely fortunate to have worked in some great places here in the UK and in Cairo. I'm delighted to now be working here at BSC. It is such a positive and productive school and you'll be struck by the warmth and vitality of the team. It is, like Brighton, a remarkable place. The city is small enough that you feel at home quickly, but at the same time so vibrant, cosmopolitan and diverse that the opportunities seem endless. There is always something different to try and somebody new to meet in Brighton.
Come and join us and find out why it is so very special – it's all here waiting for you!
Hi everyone, my name's Jon. I've been teaching English for about 7 years now and it's taken me on all kinds of exciting travels. I've worked in France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Canada and Guatemala.
I'm always happy to return home to Brighton though and BSC is a big part of that – it's such a friendly, welcoming school. I'm sure you'll have a great time here. You'll be studying with classmates who come from many different countries and that is certainly something I love about language teaching – you get to meet interesting people from all over the world and find out about different cultures and ways of life! You'll also be living in a fantastic, one-of-a-kind city. Whatever kind of music or sport or entertainment you like, you can find it here. Have fun!