While taking an extended gap year travelling extensively around Asia, I developed a keen interest in the cultures and languages of the region and so enrolled to read Southeast Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. I focused mainly on the history, culture, and politics of the region, but had a special interest in the languages. I studied Indonesian, classical Malay, Urdu and Persian. I then went on to complete a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Newcastle University
I have worked as an EAL teacher in several international school settings in China and also as a Language Assessment Consultant for the British Council in China and India. I am very excited to join such an excellent school, which enjoys a great reputation, as I believe my skills and experiences will be well utilised here.