07 June, 2024

Introducing Mr Hugh Gallop

Introducing Mr Hugh Gallop - Introducing Mr Hugh Gallop
Mr. Hugh Gallop will be joining BSY in August 2024 as our new English Teacher. 


Hi, I’m Hugh Gallop, a 37-year-old English teacher from the UK with over 15 years of experience. I hold a PGCE from The University of Nottingham, a Master’s in English Education from University College London, and a Diploma in Teaching English to Adults (Cambridge). I’ve primarily taught in Asia, focusing on helping Korean and Vietnamese students succeed in IGCSE and IB English.

Starting Autumn 2024, I will be teaching at British School Yangon, preparing students for success in IGCSE Literature and Language. My classes are active and engaging, encouraging creativity and independent thinking. We’ll explore texts from Shakespeare to contemporary literature, emphasizing deep understanding and analysis.

I’m committed to improving students’ writing skills and confidence in speaking English, with a focus on essay structure, grammar, pronunciation, and presentation skills. I’m excited to join the BSY team and look forward to meeting you all!


What do you look forward to the most about moving to Myanmar?

I can’t wait to learn about the culture and have the opportunity to meet new people, try new food, and explore a new country.

What excites you the most about joining BSY?

The team at BSY are excellent and the students and their learning experience comes first. It so important to me to be working at a school where the focus is on the students and their learning. 

What are you most looking forward to during your first week at the school?

I’m excited to meet all my new students! I have a lot of ideas and things planned for our first week, so it should be a lot of fun!

Could you share a bit about your educational background and any specialized training or certifications you have?

I started teaching English as a second language, and as my passion for teaching grew and I knew it was what I wanted to do as a career, I became more qualified and began working at international schools. My specialised training has been on teaching international students for success in IGCSE Literature and Language, and I have spent a lot of time focusing on how to make Shakespeare accessible for students in Asia in particular.