Read more about some of our teachers

Julia Ayscough

Teacher of English

"I have been teaching English for over four years in Ecuador, Vietnam and now Myanmar. I love living here and it’s been my favourite place to teach. The students are so bright, inquisitive and full of energy. I always leave the classroom feeling inspired. I encourage my students to be autonomous, think critically and be creative. When I am not teaching you will find me hiking in a forest or swimming in the sea."

Gaston Bacquet

PDU Trainer

" I'm from Chile and this is my second job with the British Council. My first one was in Saudi Arabia. I've taught many different types of ESL classes in very diverse settings, mostly in Chile. I'm also a yoga instructor and in my free time I love to watch films, read, take photos, do and teach yoga of course, go for walks and have a chilled time over Indian milk tea with friends. "

Roger Bresnihan

Teacher of English

'I’ve been teaching for over 14 years. I’ve worked in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Bahrain, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and now Myanmar. I have been in Yangon for nearly six months and am really enjoying it. When I’m not working, I love reading literature, especially 19th century Russian and French. I also love food and wine, keeping fit, watching sport and good conversation. My dream is to earn a living as a writer and stay in my dressing gown all day.'

Laura Hirsch

PDU Trainer

'I’m from the UK but  I’ve worked in Myanmar since 2012, as a teacher in Yangon and on a special project in Myaung Mya . Although I miss Myaung Mya’s wildlife, it’s great to be back, seeing familiar faces and working with the growing number of learners here. I enjoy helping our learners communicate more in order to reach their language learning goals. When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me in my 90-year-old apartment or at one of Yangon’s bustling food markets. My favourite is 17 Street!'

Dominic Horner

Teacher of English

'I started working as an English teacher 7 years ago, and I’ve worked in France, Russia and Australia. I’ve been teaching here since January 2015 and I absolutely love it.  My main focus is young learners, and in October 2016 I completed a specialist course (CELTYL). I especially enjoy creating student-centred lessons and devising creative activities for my students to enjoy.  In my free time I listen to music, ride my bike, and travel as much as I can.'

Ohnmar Htway British Council Burma teacher

Ohnmar Htway

Teacher of English

‘’I’ve been teaching English for over 13 years and I’m now studying an MA for further professional development. Before joining the British Council, I worked as a teacher in international schools and as a teacher trainer and a volunteer English teacher in the monastic schools, INGOs and the government schools in Myanmar. I love doing project work with my young adult classes as it gives students an opportunity to use the language they are learning in real-life contexts.’’

Htike

Teacher of English

" I have been in the English Language Teaching field since 2014. I have taught in a couple of language centres and at an international school. I like reading Myanmar as well as English books in my free time and I also try to listen to different types of music and make juices at home. What I like most is cuddling my cat, Rex, and taking a nap with him. I love cats! Actually, I have got two cats; Rex and Domino, both of which I rescued from the streets of different neighbourhoods. "

Louise

Teacher of English

"I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years now and have done a TEFL, DELTA and Masters in teaching but I’m still learning from every class. I’ve taught all over the world and love finding out about new cultures and countries.
I’m delighted to be back in Myanmar and am looking forward to showing my three children around this beautiful country. When I’m not in the classroom I can usually be found painting or drawing. My latest project is dot painting an enormous paper mâché elephant."

Thu Thu Naing

PDU Trainer

“ I have been teaching English since 2010 and I love it! Every day I get to meet amazing learners who are curious and enthusiastic – they always make my day. In class, I enjoy teaching reading strategies, practicing sounds and doing project work in which learners improve their presentation and communication skills.  When I am not teaching, I like to spend my free time taking boxing classes, listening to music and exploring the city. "

 

Helen Priest

Teacher of English

"I am from Manchester, England and have been teaching for roughly eight years – in Vietnam, Poland, Pakistan, El Salvador and Mexico. The best thing about teaching is the people you get to meet – teachers, students and colleagues – from all types of backgrounds -  as well as the new places and cultures you can immerse yourself in. In my spare time I play tennis (many moons ago I was a certified coach) and I love horror films – the scarier the better!"