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James Farquhar

James Farquhar

French & German Specialist

I started work at the age of 16 at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. After five years I decided to move to London. I took a job as a sound engineer and was part of a small team that won Best New Musical for Blood Brothers at the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards. 

After 20 years in show business I went back into formal education, gaining a place at the University of Stirling, where I attained a first class honors degree. Having recently traveled across the United States following parts of the famous Route 66, I fell in love with the culture and the way of life in America and am excited about teaching here.

I am sporty type of a person and enjoy football, tennis and squash. In addition to this I was a football referee in the UK, and I enjoy passing on the Laws of the Game to anyone who will listen! I enjoy Charles Dickens’ novels and watching movies.

What Students Say

"Mr. Farquhar is very nice. He is really easy to get along with, funny, and gets things done. He's always nice and you don't feel pressurised in the classroom."

"Mr. Farquhar is a great teacher. You can have fun with him but at the same time learn a lot."

"Mr. Farquhar is a very supportive teacher; he is very funny and creative and is really good at German."

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