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Languages Department

  • Martin Boother

    Martin Boother

    Head of Global Languages

    Martin Boother

    Martin has been involved in teaching for almost 20 years – having started off in the world of TESOL and has been fortunate enough to have worked in several countries including the UK, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, UAE and for a year back in 2001/2, in China.  He trained as a Spanish teacher but also teaches French and has experience teaching from Y4 up to Y13.  He has been a Head of Department for 7 years and also has had 2 years’ experience as a member of SLT as an Associate Assistant Principal.  His career aspirations are to eventually become a Principal and to assist in this, as well as to become a more effective Head of Department, he has undergone PENTA school inspection training Levels 1 and 2 and the Nord Anglia Middle Leaders Programme.  Martin feels privileged to work with such a talented group of colleagues and such an amazing and diverse student body and as such, he strives to keep learning, keep listening and be the best leader and teacher possible.

    Martin considers China to be a fascinating country, and as a linguist, he fully understands and appreciates the opportunity to learn the most widely spoken language in the world both for himself and for his children.  Martin is in the fortunate position to work closely with the Mandarin teachers and as such is always looking to learn as much as possible about China and its culture from them.

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  • Yim Hyejung-Joan

    Joan Hyejung Yim

    Korean Teacher

    Joan Hyejung Yim

    Joan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the major of Korean Language and Literature from Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea in 1992. Since then, she has worked in the field of Education for over 20 years. In Korea, Joan used to teach high school students who aimed to enter Seoul National University, the highest university in Korea. However, she made use of typical Korean teaching methods, which are rote learning in style. While she had much success with these methods, she realized that she had wanted to teach literature in a creative and critical way. So, I came to Shanghai in 2009 and began teaching IB students happily at NAIS Pudong in 2016.

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  • Amilia McGinn

    Amila McGinn

    Modern Foreign Language Teacher

    Amila McGinn

    Amila studied German Linguistics, English Linguistics and Media Studies at the University of Paderborn, Germany and afterwards was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS from the University of York, UK. She worked as a university tutor as well as a teacher for a number of years in both Germany and the UK. Throughout her career, Amila always understood and appreciated language's relevance for students’ development as global citizens and the many enriching opportunities they can create for children.

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  • Charlotte Curtis

    Charlotte Curtis

    French Teacher

    Charlotte Curtis

    Charlotte graduated with a degree in French and German from the University of Warwick, and after graduation worked for Google in Dublin in online advertising, before also completing a Masters in Human Rights. Her love of languages and desire to pass on this passion drove her to qualify as a teacher at the University of Hull, and she has been a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher for ten years now. She has taught French and German at a variety of different ability levels to pupils aged between nine and eighteen, as well as some Primary Spanish. Before moving to Shanghai, Charlotte was Second in Department at an inner-city comprehensive school in Peterborough and is particularly proud of the role she played in arranging the curriculum to prepare for the new GCSE and A Level courses. She particularly enjoys languages trips and has taken part in and led several residential trips to France and Germany.

    Charlotte decided to start a career teaching abroad because she and her husband Adam love travelling and experiencing different cultures. They wanted to broaden their horizons and have an adventure, as well as experiencing teaching in a completely different country. Charlotte is very excited to be teaching at NAIS Pudong, as it has a fantastic reputation and ethos.

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