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  • The British College of Brazil

    Our community is comprised of more than 38 different nationalities, brought together by common interests, internationalism, academic excellence.

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  • Ambitious global citizens, prepared to make a positive impact on our community.

    Our pupils are interested in the world. They are open minded and caring individuals who reflect on everything they do in order to contribute positively to the world they live in.

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    We recruit the best teachers to inspire your child to thrive in an ever-changing world!

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    A curriculum that encourages all students to be responsible global citizens, independent learners, and ambitious for themselves and others.

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Mr. Ian Gary Pixley

Ian Gary Pixsley

Being part of BCB is very rewarding and it is a great experience teaching and learning with individuals from so many different countries and cultures.  There is a rich sense of community here, which helps to develop the global awareness of both students and teachers.  As well as the excellent academic program, our students are encouraged to participate in a plethora of extra-curricular activities that promote academic and personal growth.

 

I studied Psychology at undergraduate and after graduating I accepted the position as an English as a second language teacher working within the Korean public school system.  It was during this time that my love of languages flourished and so I decided to get my MA in TESOL/FL from Birmingham University. I greatly enjoyed studying how languages are acquired as well as taught and learnt.  My dissertation was on the interpretation of gestures within different cultures and how to use this in a language classroom.

After completing my MA, I worked for several years at a Korean medical University, where I became the leader of the Academic English course.  I gained a lot of valuable experience during this time, but when the opportunity to live and teach in Sao Paulo arose, I couldn’t turn it down.  

Outside of school, I spend my time sampling the culinary delights of Brazil, visiting the fantastic beaches and spending time with my family.  


What students say:

“Mr. Pixsley has helped me to improve my English.”

“I like EAL classes as I can speak easier than in my other classes.”

“EAL classes are helping me make friends and learn a new language.”