Our teachers

All our teachers are native speakers and have extensive experience of working with both the students and staff of ESADE, as well as the many companies and executives who were clients of this prestigious university. They are experts in teaching English for business and their aim is to enable you to get the most out of your course.

Anna Blackmore

Anna grew up in South Wales, before moving to Brighton to study French and Italian at the University of Sussex.  A year abroad in Italy... Read more

Belinda Baldwin

Belinda was born & brought up in Yorkshire, which is a very beautiful, wild, windswept region in the North of England, where people are very... Read more

Caroline Yates

Caroline grew up in Surrey, obtained a Business degree at the University of Manchester, and then got a job in advertising in the early ‘90s. ... Read more

Cathy Chaplin

Cathy grew up on the beautiful island of Jersey, one of the six Channel Islands. It’s famous for being the home of Gerald Durrell’s wildlife preservation zoo and also a tax haven... Read more

Claire Balch

Claire has more than 30 years teaching experience. Her first teaching was in London and after a brief spell in Madrid she moved to Barcelona in the late 1980’s ... Read more

David Donaldson

David has got to be one of the most experienced English teachers on the planet. ... Read more

Dean Krauth

Dean has now been teaching in Barcelona for over 20 years. After arriving in Barcelona in 1994 and completing the TESOL certificate he landed a... Read more

Deb Cartwright-Long

I have over 12 years of ESL Business, Exam, and General English experience here in Barcelona, and I also work as an FCE / CAE Oral Examiner at ... Read more

Eileen Wallace

Eileen grew up in Scotland and studied Business Administration at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. After doing a diploma in Management Development... Read more

Guy Lansing

Guy grew up in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and went to university just over the border in Bath, in the West of England. ... Read more

Isabelle Pawlak

Isabelle was born in Paris, France, but he went to live next to Versailles, where he grew up between forest and field. ... Read more

Iwonna Dubicka

Iwonna was born of Polish parents in Bristol, UK and has taught English and business skills in Barcelona since 1989... Read more

Joe Barr

After graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in Government and Public Policy in 1994, Joe decided a life in ... Read more

John Bentley

John came to Barcelona in 1995 to teach English after graduating in Sociology at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Before going to university he worked... Read more

John Power

A Londoner, John has been in living and teaching in Spain for over 20 years. ... Read more

Karen Stigant

Karen was born and raised in Newcastle, in the North of England, before moving to Edinburgh to study, and where she spent many years thereafter. ... Read more

Laura Styles

Originally from the south west of England, Laura taught in far flung locations such as China and Mexico before bouncing round various countries in Europe,... Read more

Louise Humphries

Originally from Croydon, South London, Louise studied Psychology at the University of Sheffield. After completing her degree she decided to stay up north and work... Read more

Maeve Howley

Irlandesa como el Shamrock, Maeve lleva a sus espaldas más de 20 años de enseñanza de inglés en English for Academic Purposes (EAP) y English... Read more

Margaret O’Keeffe

Margaret has a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Social Sciences and a Masters in Social Policy. After her degree, she worked in the UK for over ten years... Read more

Miriam Smith

Miriam spent her childhood as a nomad, changing house and country every couple of years, moving around places like Germany, Singapore and Yemen... Read more

Nelson Pringle

Nelson moved to Barcelona in 1989 and quickly fell in love with this dynamic, ancient city which was reinventing itself to prepare for the 1992... Read more

Rosie Dickson

Born in Edinburgh, she graduated with a Degree in Design in Sheffield and went on to running a workshop/business and giving silversmithing classes in London.... Read more

Sarah West

After training as an English teacher in London, Sarah worked in Madrid, before settling in Barcelona. Until recently she was working in ESADE Executive Language... Read more

Simon Chappell

Simon Chappell

Simon grew up in London and then went to the cathedral city of Norwich (which claims “a church for every week of the year and a pub... Read more

Sophie Buchanan

Originally from Camden, North West London Sophie has been teaching for over 15 years. She completed her degree in Spanish, French and Latin American studies... Read more

Trish Beatty

Trish has more than 25 years´ teaching experience. She first started working in Paris, where she specialised in teaching English for Special Purposes (Hostelry) and... Read more

The experts talk about our teachers

“​It has been my pleasure to run training sessions with NELC’s excellent teachers over the last few years. Their online courses, highly trained and experienced teachers, and interesting tailor-made online learning materials mean that NELC’s online classes are relevant, enjoyable, and – most important – highly effective. Well done NELC!”

Nicky Hockly

Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E

“It was my pleasure to meet and engage with the NELC teaching staff on an online webinar and – as always – I was impressed by their enthusiasm, professionalism and the extensive experience they have in both face-to-face and online teaching. It’s always a pleasure to work with a group of teachers like this.”

Scott Thornbury

Academic and teacher trainer of English Language Teach