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Laura Blaskett

Laura Blaskett

Spanish & French Specialist

I have always loved languages and, as a result, took three languages (French, German, and Spanish) at GCSE level. I went on to study Spanish, Politics, and International Relations, at the University of Kent. During this time, I spent a year at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as part of a study abroad program. Living in Spain was a hugely valuable experience for me; it showed me first-hand the benefits of learning a foreign language, and allowed me to access a new culture and make friends with people from different walks of life. Once I graduated, I returned to Madrid where I spent two years teaching English as a Foreign Language. During this time I taught all age groups, from Kindergarten to adults. During my second year, I worked at a school and this is where I realized my passion for teaching, recognizing that it was something I wanted to do long-term.

I received my PGCE from the University of Sussex and worked at two schools in my hometown, Brighton, as a Spanish and French teacher. After moving to Chicago I covered two maternity teaching positions in the city, including one at BISC. I'm now back full-time and teach Middle and High School languages.

I have always loved to travel and have spent time traveling Inter-railing through Europe and driving around Spain, to name just a couple of trips. I love everything that Chicago has to offer, and I'm always looking for a new restaurant to try out! During my free time I like to do yoga, ride my bike, cook, read, and explore new parts of the city.

BISC stands out to me as a school that highly values foreign languages, and this is something that rubs off on the students. The international environment of the school means that the students already understand the value of learning a foreign language, and as a result their engagement in class is fantastic.