فريق الأكاديمية

اسمي تمارا

مدير الأكاديمية

مرحبا! اسمي تمارا – I have been working at IH Brisbane – ALS for 6 سنوات, and have been in the English teaching industry for over 13 سنوات حتى الآن. I am originally from Croatia – a country you must add to your list of places to visit – and I’ve been living in (and loving) Brisbane since 2013. I also lived in London, Spain, and New Zealand. My big love is coffee, my favourite pastime is hanging out and having never-ending conversations with people I love, and trying to learn how to paint. I love working at IH Brisbane – ALS because I get to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world!


اسمي ستيفاني

Assistant Academic Manager; Pathway Coordinator

وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية, الإسبانية والفرنسية وأحب أن تعلم المزيد من اللغات.

أنا أستمتع الطبخ (وتناول الطعام!), ممارسة, وبطبيعة الحال, تدريس اللغة الإنجليزية. I’m originally from England and I came to Australia for the good weather, so when I’m not at work, عليك أن تجد لي إما على ملعب للجولف وتتمتع بأشعة الشمس الأسترالية أو الجلوس في الحديقة تتمتع البيرة الباردة.

My name is Jennifer

TESOL Trainer and ELICOS Teacher

Originally, I’m from Mexico where I started teaching English in 2007. I love reading about positive thinking, personal development, and enjoy swimming. وأنا أتكلم الإسبانية, some French and Italian, and am always learning more. Come and see me if you are studying a Certificate in Spoken and Written English, I’m always happy to answer your questions 🙂

Beautiful Jennifer

اسمي أليسون

وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية و (معقول) فرنسي (وسيئة للغاية الإسبانية), ولقد تم العمل في التدريس لأكثر من 20 سنوات (وأنا ما زلت عاقل نسبيا).

بدأت العمل في IH بريسبان - ALS في 2010 والجزء المفضل من المهمة هو الشعب! أنا أحب زملائي وأنا أحب اجتماعات / تدريس الطلاب من العديد من أماكن مختلفة. بعد العمل أحب إلى الاسترخاء على السطح الخلفي بلدي & ننظر إلى المساحات الخضراء.

هناك دائما المزيد لتعلم!

My name is Corina

My name is Corina – I speak English and German and I’ve been teaching English since 2011. I started working at IH Brisbane-ALS in 2015. I have also taught in Vietnam and New Zealand. My favourite part of the job is to meet students from all over the world, seeing them progress in their language skills and helping them to reach their personal goals and dreams.

انا احب السفر, water sport activities especially sailing and lots of sunshine.


My name is Dani

I’m from Newcastle (not Australia’s Newcastle, but in England)! I speak English and very bad Spanish and Polish! I’ve been teaching for a few years now and I’ve taught in England and Poland. I love travelling and doing crazy things and a few years ago I dog-sledged over 200km across the Arctic over 5 أيام. I love running and exploring and can’t wait to discover what Brisbane has to offer! I can’t wait to meet you allI love seeing my students progress, learn and have fun at the same time! 🙂

My name is Catalin

My name is Catalin but you can call me Cat (everyone else does). I have lived in Romania, United States, Latin America, Croatia and, منذ 2013, here in Australia. وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية, الأسبانية, Romanian and essential French – e.g. I can say je t’aime (“I love you”) and plus de bière s’il vous plait (“more beer, please”).

Some of my greatest passions are animals, travelling and soccer.

“In every caterpillar there is a butterfly waiting to be born”


My name is Rachael

I’m from New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world! Besides New Zealand and Australia, I’ve lived in Indonesia, the U.S.A. and Uruguay where I taught English at a Bilingual College. I’ve travelled extensively through South America and two of my favourite experiences were climbing the Inca trail in Peru and visiting Iguazu Falls in Brazil. I’ve been an English teacher for 5 years and I love my job because I get to work with students from all over the world. I love helping people so teaching English is the perfect profession for me. I also love speaking Spanish so if you ever want to chat, I’m always keen!

اسمي بريت

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side
Then I spent so many nights Just thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And so I’m back from outer space

وميشيل اسمي

وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية, قليلا من الاسبانية وهاواي بجين الإنجليزية (نعم, هو حقا لغة مختلفة تماما!)

لقد كنت أعمل في التدريس منذ 1992, وبدأت العمل في بريسبان في IH 2008.

الجزء المفضل من الوظيفة كونها جزءا من بيئة إيجابية حيث الطلاب والموظفين دائما يبتسم ويضحك. إنه لأمر رائع أن نرى تقدما الطلاب thoughout المستويات! بعد العمل, وإنني أتطلع إلى اللحاق بالركب مع الأصدقاء, يضحك رأسي قبالة مع زوجي, الرقص والاستماع إلى الموسيقى الحية ويركب على ظهر دراجة نارية.

بلدي المفضل هو المثل “الله لا يعطيك أكثر مما تستطيع التعامل معها”

اسمي مارلون

I was born in Jamaica to teachers and lived part of my life in New York City and Florida so my accent is quite a mash up. After travelling to Australia and communing with its diverse population, قررت أنني أردت أن السفر في العالم تدريس اللغة الإنجليزية. I have seen a lot of the world in the past 4 years but have returned because Australia is my favourite. أنا متحمس الدوري الاميركي للمحترفين واستغرق 7 years Spanish classes but was never immersed so I have a heart for all the students who have sacrificed and persevered Down Under.


اسمي لاكلان

لقد نشأت في بلدة صغيرة قرب سيدني. لقد تم تدريس ل 6 سنوات حتى الآن. سابقا, لقد عملت في كوريا, المجر وماليزيا. أحب رؤية الطلاب تنمو في الثقة مع الانجليزية. هواياتي هي يتسع المجال لذكرها ولذا فإنني سوف مجرد وضع القراءة.

My name is Matthew

Hi everyone!

My name’s Matt and I’ve been teaching and doing other roles in English schools since 2008. I’m originally from New Zealand and have also taught in Indonesia, where I learnt a bit of Indonesian too!

One of the reasons I love teaching is all the amazing people you get to meet and the new things you learn about different countries and cultures every day.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy playing guitar (which I also used to teach), watching movies, gaming, لعبت الطاوله, and spending time with my family and my cat, Marvin.


My name is Jessica

مرحبا! My name is Jessica Ann Smith Nandagopal—but everyone just calls me Jess! I’m from Texas and have taught English on four different continents for over eight years! I’m proud to now be settled in Brisbane with my husband and to call this beautiful city home sweet home!

I’m a big fan of the ocean and all the colourful creatures that live in it! I also love travelling this gorgeous planet, writing poetry, and cooking!

But most of all, teaching is my passion! I’m thrilled to come to work everyday because I get to meet new people and share in their life’s adventures! My goal as an English teacher is to make learning this crazy cool language fun and an adventure in itself! I can’t wait to meet you!

My words to live by: “The journey is my home”

اسمي لوسي

مرحبا / حولا / شين تشاو / G'day!

اسمي لوسي ولدت في بريسبان. لقد كنت مدرسا لمدة ثلاث سنوات. وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية (صدق أو لا تصدق), سيئة الفيتنامية الاسبانية واليأس. أحب تبادل الأفكار مع الطلاب ومساعدتهم على تعلم الانجليزية حتى يتمكنوا من الشروع في مغامرات رائعة وتحقيق أشياء عظيمة. لقد علمت الطلاب الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 3 إلى 63. عندما لا أكون أنا تدريس العزف على آلة الكمان والقتل على الغيتار.

"في اليوم الذي تتوقف عن التعلم هو اليوم الذي يموت."


اسمي جو

مرحبا, اسمي جو. لقد سافرت على نطاق واسع، وعاش في الخارج. أحب أن أكون مع الناس من مختلف الخلفيات, سماع قصصهم والتعلم عن حياتهم. I also love the English language and the challenge of making the learning experience exciting and fun. تدريس اللغة الإنجليزية هي شغفي.

My name is Rafael

مرحبا, my name is Rafael Ramos-Meyer and I have been teaching English for about 2.5 سنوات. I am from the United States but I am mixed, Costa Rican/American, so I am bilingual in Spanish and English, بوضوح. I taught English in an elementary school in South Korea before moving down here to enjoy beautiful Brizzy. I do speak some Korean and I can also speak Italian, although I am a bit rusty. You can catch me playing soccer/football, basketball, going to the park, reading a book, or generally just eating delicious food. I do love a good movie or TV show, so if you have a recommendation, please be sure to let me know!

I enjoy teaching English because of the people you meet and the opportunities that arise. It’s a great feeling being able to help people while also learning from them. If you decide to learn English in Australia, make sure to pop by IH Brisbane to see what all the fuss is about!

Rafael 2
Andy the best one (002)

اسمي اندرو


مرحبا! اسمي اندرو, or Andy, and I’ve been teaching English at IH Brisbane for about two years. I really enjoy working here with the wonderful staff and students. We have a great school and I think this is a great place to learn.

In my free time I enjoy reading or going to the cinema, and being active – practising martial arts or exploring the city.

Before coming to IH, I taught for nine years in Japan, and I absolutely loved living there. I speak Japanese and English, and I hope to learn another language soon… if I can decide which one to study.

Good luck with your studies. If you have a goal and try your best, you can succeed here!

My name is Glenn

G'day, my name is Glenn and I have been teaching for ten years. I have lived in South America for seven years where I learnt to speak Spanish and even taught subjects in Spanish. I love watching sport (except golf – it’s super boring) and travelling. One of my goals is to step foot on all seven continents, I haven’t accomplished it yet but I am trying.


My name is Stefan

I grew up in Slovakia, but my ethnicity is Hungarian. I previously lived in Hungary for two years and in Austria for a year. I’ve lived in Australia since 2009, moved to Brisbane in 2012 after 3 exciting years spent in Sydney. I completed a Bachelor degree in English literature, and a postgraduate degree in TESOL Education at USQ and I’m currently completing my Master of Education focusing on second language pronunciation at USC. My hobbies are travelling and sports, especially football and basketball. I love the English language and I’m passionate about helping learners to become independent and confident users of English.

My name is Trent

وأنا أتكلم الإنجليزية, some Spanish and a tiny bit of Korean, and I’ve been teaching for over 10 سنوات. I started working at IH in 2017 and enjoy meeting students from all over the world and help them progress in their English skills.

In my free time I go to CrossFit, meeting friends over good food or coffee or enjoying an exhibition or concert.

picture coming soon 🙂

اسمي ايرين

مرحبا, I have just moved to Brisbane from Melbourne, so I’m still adjusting to the warmer weather. I have been teaching English as a second language for about three years. My favourite thing about teaching students English is the fact that I get to work with students from all over the world and developing relationships with them. في وقت فراغي, I like to read, swim and spend time with my cat.

My name is Anthony

My majors at university were Chinese and Japanese. I lived in Japan for seven years where I taught English. Besides teaching English I have also worked as a chef so I love all types of foods from different parts of the world. Good luck with your studies!

picture coming soon 🙂

My name is Sarah

مرحبا! My name is Sarah. I have been living in Brisbane for 12 سنوات. My background is in Psychology but due to my passion for languages, culture and traveling, I started to teach English in 2015 and absolutely love it. I am Swedish/Iranian and have been living in various countries around the world, such as Spain, Hong Kong, England and The USA. I love living in Brisbane and consider it to be my favorite cities in the world. In my spare time I love to paint, learn about mind psychology, listen to Latin music, bake muffins, spend time in nature and practice Yoga.

My name is Nicholas

Hey, My name is Nick and I have been teaching English for five years. I have lived in China for four years and am always working to improve my Chinese. I love learning and teaching languages, especially seeing students grow in confidence and capability and realising their personal goals.

When not teaching I enjoy studying Chinese, reading books and playing computer games.

Picture coming soon! 🙂