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Our Language Teacher Profiles

Cactus teachers are carefully assessed and selected by our Academic Team. All of our teachers are native speaking or bilingual (minimum C2 level CEFR) with the appropriate language teaching/literature/linguistic qualifications for their language and significant experience of teaching languages to groups of adults.

How do we select our teachers?

All of our teachers complete a ‘Pre-Interview Task’ and an interview with our Academic Director (TESOLCert, DELTA, BA, MA, DipELTMan qualified). Our recruitment process assesses not only the teaching techniques, lesson planning, goals setting and classroom management skills that the teacher is able to deliver but also that they employ the communicative approach in their classes and are able to clarify meaning and correct errors in a student-centred and effective way, whilst making the lessons engaging and fun.

Who are the Cactus teachers?

See our teacher profiles below to meet some of the inspiring teachers who teach our online and face-to-face 10-week evening courses across the UK.

How will my teacher help me learn?

Cactus Language teachers will not only help you learn a language but also give you an insight into the culture of the language you are learning.

Can I contact my teacher outside of my lessons?

During your course you will be able to message your teacher directly through MyCactus, our online platform for evening language students.

French Teachers

Maximo

Language:French
Originally from:Mexico
Location:London
Teaching experience:8+ Years
Years with Cactus:1+ Years
Education:BSc and MSc degree in Architecture

Tani

Language:French
Originally from:Manchester
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:7 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in International Business Management
Katryn Brooks, French Teacher

Katryn

Language:French
Originally from:Paris, France
Location:London
Teaching experience:40 years
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:MA in Japanese Language, Civilisation and Linguistics

German Teachers

Hala

Language:Arabic, German
Originally from:Cairo, Egypt
Location:Online
Teaching experience:15 Years
Years with Cactus:3+ Years
Education:PhD, Comparative German-Arabic Linguistics

Ruth

Language:German
Originally from:Bavaria
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:5+ years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:Studied German Language & Literature

Ortrun

Language:German
Originally from:Berlin
Location:Leeds
Teaching experience:38 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in Anglo/German Literary Relations

Spanish Teachers

Silvia

Language:Spanish
Originally from:North-East Spain
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:8+ years
Years with Cactus:6 years
Education:MA in Linguistics and MA Teaching Languages

Lorea

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Vitoria
Location:Liverpool
Teaching experience:11 years
Years with Cactus:10 years
Education:Degree in Art History and a degree in Fine Arts

Javier

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Argentina
Location:Brighton
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:5 years
Education:Degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona

Antonio

Language:Spanish
Originally from:Barcelona
Location:London
Teaching experience:18+ years
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:Postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language

Italian Teachers

Paolo

Language:Italian
Originally from:Rome
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:17 years
Years with Cactus:14 years
Education:PGCE

Lucia

Language:Italian
Originally from:Narni, Italy
Location:Cambridge
Teaching experience:7+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:DITALS certification

Angela

Language:Italian
Originally from:Sardinia
Location:London
Teaching experience:40+ years
Years with Cactus:17 years
Education:Diploma in Teaching and a degree in Law

Portuguese Teachers

Karina

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:São Paulo
Location:London & Online
Teaching experience:6
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:PhD in Immunopathology and Medical Microbiology

Ines

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Brazil
Location:Brighton
Teaching experience:20 years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:MA in Portuguese Language and Literature

Andrea

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Salvador, Brazil
Location:Cambridge
Teaching experience:4+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:BA in Interdisciplinary Study in Humanities and a Licentiate’s degree in Portuguese

Juliana

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:São Paulo
Location:Leeds
Teaching experience:7+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:BA in Social Sciences

Ana

Language:Portuguese
Originally from:Lisbon
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:QTS and international experience

Other Teachers

Linda

Language:Dutch
Originally from:Netherlands
Location:London
Teaching experience:4 years
Years with Cactus:1+ years
Education:Bachelor Degree

R. Aggarwal

Language:Hindi
Originally from:India
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ Years
Years with Cactus:1 Year
Education:Master, M Phil, PhD

Hala

Language:Arabic, German
Originally from:Cairo, Egypt
Location:Online
Teaching experience:15 Years
Years with Cactus:3+ Years
Education:PhD, Comparative German-Arabic Linguistics

Berna

Language:Turkish
Originally from:Diyarbakir, Turkey
Location:London
Teaching experience:20 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:Diploma in Public Service Interpretation-English Law

Yohanna

Language:Swedish
Originally from:Sweden
Location:London
Teaching experience:8+ years
Years with Cactus:2+ years
Education:Degree in Hotel & Tourism and French Language

Agnieszka

Language:Polish
Originally from:Poland
Location:Manchester
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:2+ years
Education:Master’s Degree in Slavic Studies

Anna

Language:Polish
Originally from:Central-North Poland
Location:Lonson
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:4 years
Education:MA in Iberian Studies

Jeongmi

Language:Korean
Originally from:Seoul
Location:London
Teaching experience:10 years
Years with Cactus:1 year
Education:BA in Korean Language

Mutsumi

Language:Japanese
Originally from:Niigata, Japan
Location:London
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:BA in Japanese Literature

George

Language:Greek
Originally from:South Greece
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:5 years
Education:International Relations and Middle East Politics

Allon

Language:Dutch
Originally from:Amsterdam
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:Degree is in Business

Magdalena

Language:Czech
Originally from:Třebíč, Czech Republic
Location:London
Teaching experience:10+ years
Years with Cactus:3 years
Education:Masters degree in Applied Linguistics

Zeljko

Language:Croatian
Originally from:Belgrade
Location:London
Teaching experience:7 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in Modern Languages

Jenny

Language:Cantonese
Originally from:Guangzhou
Location:London
Teaching experience:20+ years
Years with Cactus:13 years
Education:Wide range of teaching experience

How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

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Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

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