My name is Brendan. Please listen to me here! I live in Manchester in the north of England. I feel very lucky to have a job doing something I really enjoy, helping others to learn or a new language or improve their language skills. I’ve always been fascinated by languages, I studied French and German when I was younger, and later taught myself some Swedish. Recently I have begun to learn some basic Chinese, and hope to study this language more seriously in the future.
I have a Trinity College Certificate in TESOL, and have experience teaching English at all levels to people from all over the world, both in classes and one to one. I can tailor lessons to suit your aims and interests, whether it’s conversation practice to improve your fluency, help with improving grammar and vocabulary or working towards passing an exam.
One of my other interests is Yoga, I’m currently training for a Diploma in Teaching Yoga with The British Wheel of Yoga. My eventual aim is to divide my time between teaching English and teaching Yoga.
I also enjoy playing guitar, which I’ve done for many years, as well as cycling, climbing, swimming, walking and running. I always try to help my students understand that learning a language is like playing a musical instrument or playing a sport, the only way you can learn to do it well is to practise it yourself.