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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.

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    Through our News & Insights section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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EAL Teachers & Staff

English as an Additional Language

  • Anne Burraston

    Anne Burraston

    EAL Teacher, Head of EAL

    Anne Burraston

    I have a BA from the University of Sydney in history, French and Japanese and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. I’ve taught English as a foreign or additional language from tertiary to kindergarten level in Australia, France, Japan, Argentina and China.

    Working at BSB gives me a great opportunity to pull together all my previous experience with different levels, different ages and different nationalities – all in the one position. The level of challenge and reward that comes from working at BSB would be hard to find in any other single job.

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  • Alexandra Tabor Lewandowski

    Alexandra Lewandowski

    EAL Teacher

    Alexandra Lewandowski

    I earned a certificate in Child and Youth Work and started my career in Toronto, in child and adolescent mental health in 2004. I worked in various settings, providing support to children with mild to intense emotional and behavioural needs. Later I complete a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, with a focus in English and Geography.

    In 2011, I travelled to Taiwan, where I worked for 3 years as a kindergarten teacher in an international school. After completing CELTA certification in 2014 and I moved to Saudi Arabia for just over two years where I taught both 2nd and 3rd grade. This past summer I complete a degree in English as a Second Language from The College of New Jersey, and I will return next summer to complete a Masters in Education.

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  • Amrutha Kaimal (1)

    Amrutha Kaimal

    Primary EAL Teacher

    Amrutha Kaimal

    I have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Jones International University in Colorado and a CELTA certification. I worked at CIBA (Children’s International Bilingual Academy) in Beijing for 3 years as a lead teacher.

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  • Amy Lovestrand

    Amy Lovestrand

    EAL Teacher

    Amy Lovestrand

    After growing up in the Philippines, I returned to the U.S. for college and earned a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a minor in English. For four years, I worked for City Year Chicago, a non-profit organization that provides educational support and opportunities for children and young people.

    For the past 15 years, I’ve been working in the EAL field. I taught English in South Korea for two years before getting my CELTA and moving to Taiwan. There, I worked as a writer and editor of EAL curriculum. Later, I went back to the classroom, teaching English to children of all ages as well as adults. In 2015, I completed my Masters of Education (Post-Secondary Education). My husband and I taught in the Middle East (Kuwait and the UAE) for three years. We are happy to take the opportunity to move back to Asia and work for BSB.

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  • Rosalyn Anne Thomas (3)

    Rosalyn Thomas

    Primary EAL Teacher

    Rosalyn Thomas

    In 2009, I graduated from Swansea University with a Masters in Ancient Egyptian Civilisation. From 2006-2011, I also worked in museum education delivering activities to visiting school groups and working with young volunteers as part of the Children’s and Youth University.  In 2012, I moved to China to work as a teaching assistant at the British School of Shunyi, and Sanlitun. I really enjoyed my experience of working in schools, specifically working with EAL children.

    In 2015, I completed my CELTA at Sheffield University and became a Grade 1 English teacher at an International Bilingual School in Beijing. I am currently completing my Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL through the University of Leicester.

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  • Gloria Dai

    Gloria Dai

    Teaching Assistant

    Gloria Dai

    I have a Bachelor degree in English literature from Beijing Language and Culture University and a CELTA certification. Before I joined in BSB, I worked for Beijing Youth Politics College Telfort Business Institute as an English teacher for four years and a half.

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