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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

EAL (English as an Additional Language) Teachers

  • Jean Kingham, Head of EAL (Primary)

    Jean Kingham

    Head of EAL (Primary)

    Jean Kingham

    MA, PGCE

    I started working with EAL children after my degree in Applied Linguistics and Language teaching and have led EAL (English as an Additional Language) teams in three other International Schools – Bangkok Patana School in Thailand, The British International School Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and The British School Warsaw in Poland.  In the two latter schools, I was Head of Inclusion overseeing the provision for both EAL and SEN (Special Educational Needs).

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  • Shaila Samtani

    Head of Secondary EAL

    Shaila Samtani

    BA (hons), CELTA, TESMC

    When I was in university, I would have never imagined pursuing the profession of a teacher. Back then, banking and finance held a lot of fascination for me and hence I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specialising in this field. After working at HSBC- Singapore for two years and staring at a computer screen all day, realisation struck and I started questioning what I really wanted out of my professional life. It is then that my journey as a teacher began.

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  • Terese Francis

    Terese Francis

    EAL Teacher

    Terese Francis

    BA, TESOL

    Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Marketing from Monash University. I started my career by tutoring high school students, training staff for the head office of one of Australia’s leading retailers, and later moving on to manage a family business. It was at that stage of my life that I realised my passion for helping people to learn, and as a result I was compelled to complete my TESOL Certificate and Diploma to begin my formal teaching profession. 

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  • Mehdi Jemli

    Mehdi Jemli

    EAL Teacher

    Mehdi Jemli

    BA

    From a very young age, I have always had an ear for language. By high school, I was already fluent in English, French and Arabic, and looking to take on a fourth. So I started studying Mandarin and became captivated by the Chinese language and culture. At the age of 19, I made a life-changing decision to move to China to study at Tianjin University of Technology, and in 2015, graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Mandarin and Japanese.  

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  • William Tame

    William Tame

    EAL Teacher

    William Tame

    BA(hons), PGCE

    Many years ago, after leaving university I taught a group of teachers an art lesson in my local community. I felt very relaxed and passionate about sharing my knowledge and I realised at the time that communicating effectively using clear and precise language structures made it easy for the teachers to follow. Those teachers loved learning new things in my first ever lesson and it was the first stepping stone towards a career in teaching.

     

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  • Mel Yan, EAL Teacher

    Mel Yan

    EAL Teacher

    Mel Yan

    MA

    I have always wanted to be a teacher, and I began my teaching career as an adult IELTS teacher in 2012 after reading my MA in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, England. I later moved on teaching English in a prominent language center here in Guangzhou, where I progressed through senior teaching roles, to a positon of teacher trainer.

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  • Neil Reedie

    Neil Reedie

    EAL Teacher

    Neil Reedie

    BA (hons), TEFL

    I came to Guangzhou to teach for a year, earn a bit of money then go off traveling. I very quickly fell in love with the job and city though, and have now been here teaching EAL for over ten years. The majority of that time was spent at Guangwai Wai Xiao – a highly regarded school attached the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies – I was fortunate to be part of great team, and together we helped build an excellent EAL department over the last nine years. However, I felt I had learned all I could at the school and was desperate for a new challenge. It was an extremely easy decision to join the British School as I believe it to be the best school in the city, and I can’t wait to join the team!

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