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I was born in London in 1959 to Irish parents. I studied Modern Languages at Queen Mary College, University of London. During my first year there we spent the third term at the Facultad de Letras at the University of Córdoba, where I fell in love with all things Spanish. Between my third and fourth year there, I spent one year teaching at the secondary school, ‘Gabriel Miró’ in Orihuela, where I met the woman who was to become my wife. After finishing my degree…

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I’m Caroline Nixon, one of the co-directors of the school. Jim and I have been running and growing Star English Academy successfully since 1989. My love for teaching probably started when I used to observe my mum teaching her 2 and 3 year-old pupils in Pre-school during my school holidays. My passion for the English language, and reading, has been with me forever, as I learnt to read when I was two! Michael Tomlinson and I began our first writing project for Cambridge University Press in 1998 and our first book, Primary Activity Box was published in 2000. We went on to write five more books for the Cambridge Copy Collection before publishing Kid’s Box, our first seven-level Primary course, which went on to become an international bestseller in the world of English language teaching. It’s still being sold in 97 countries worldwide! …

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Hello, my name’s Lyndsay Reed. I’ve been a teacher at Star English since 2007 and took on the role of Head of Studies six years ago. I’ve also been a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for over eight years examining levels A2, B1, B2 and C1.

I was born in Cambridge, England but grew up in Germany before moving back to the UK when I was 10. My interest in English Literature and Language was sparked while I was studying my A Levels. It was my English teacher, Mrs Rawding,…

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I’m Miguel. I was born in Mallorca, but grew up in Shropshire,England. I have been a teacher at Star English since arriving in Spain in 2009. Whilst in Murcia I have also worked  at Colegio Castelar and CEAN, but returned to Star English in 2013 and have been here ever since. I was made head of studies in the El Plamar academy in January 2021.I am also a Cambridge speaking examiner at YLE,KEY and PET level.

I attended Salford University, where I studied…

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I’ve been teaching English since 1989 and have worked in the UK, Turkey, Spain and Sweden, with students ranging from children to adults and from beginner to proficiency level. I started working in Murcia, at Star English in 1991. As well as teaching I’ve also led numerous teacher training talks and workshops in Europe, Central and South America and Asia. Along with Caroline I’ve been lucky enough to publish a number of books with Cambridge University Press. These include …

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Hola, soy Maribel, recepcionista en la academia de Murcia.

Madrid es mi ciudad de nacimiento, pero vine a vivir a Murcia por motivos de trabajo y aquí llevo ya algunos años (¡más de treinta!).

Mis estudios de Técnico en Administración y Atención al cliente se complementan con mi certificado de Cambridge en C1. Y, como creo en la formación continua, no paro, sigo estudiando inglés y realizando cursos de diversa índole…

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¡Hola! Mi nombre es Alba, tengo 23 años y soy la recepcionista de la academia Star English El Palmar. 

Nací y crecí en El Palmar, Murcia, rodeada del maravilloso entorno de la huerta murciana. 

Empecé la carrera de periodismo en la Universidad de Murcia y, finalmente, acabé estudiando Fotografía en la Escuela de Arte de Murcia. Siempre he tenido inquietud por el mundo de la comunicación pero pronto descubrí que la fotografía, que era uno de mis hobbies, era la mejor manera de expresarme y comunicarme con el mundo..

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My name is Agata Przesłańska and I am honoured to be part of the Star English Academy team.

I have been teaching English for over twenty years now. Most of my teaching experience, though, comes from Poland. I graduated from the University of Łódź, Poland, where I received my master’s degree in English Philology in 1999. I was teaching English in many different cities in Poland…

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Hi everyone! My name is Katie Wright, I’m 26 years old and I’ve been a teacher at Star English since 2018, and Course Coordinator since January 2021. 

During my short (but interesting!) life, I’ve lived in a number of different cities. Born in Leeds, I moved to Sheffield when I was eight, and then fled the nest at the age of eighteen to study French and Spanish at the University of Manchester. During my Erasmus year abroad from 2015 to 2016, I spent 3 months working as…

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Hello. My name is Nadia Tomasi Bencich. I was born in Scarborough Junction, Ontario, Canada.

Looking back, one of the most important things that has influenced me deeply on my  out-look on life is my family. 

I was taught that hard work, being persistant, learning to adapt and respecting the life you have as well as the people you encounter…

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I have been teaching English to second language learners for over 8 years. I started my teaching career in Korea and found that it ignited an unknown passion for teaching! I taught in public schools for four years in Korea and learned a great deal about ESL teaching and the types of learners I could come across.  I have also taught in Cambodia in a kindergarten as well as a private secondary school.
I have completed a Master’s in… 

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My name’s Oscar Thornley and I’ve been at Star English since October 2019. 

I was born in Milton Keynes, UK, but have lived in the southwest of England for the majority of my life. I come from a family of linguists – two of my grandparents were teachers – with my grandmother also having taught English. My father is English and studied French and Russian and my mother is Italian but grew up in Kenya, so speaks Italian and Swahili too. My godfather is also one of the world’s leading professors of Linguistics, so it’s safe to say that languages have played an important role… 

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My name is Ana and this is my 2nd year teaching at Star English. I grew up in Murcia, and attended college at Murcia University, where I studied English language and literature. The third academic year I was given an Erasmus scholarship to go to Chester College, in Chester, England. A few years later I completed my studies and I received my Master’s degree in Education from UCAM University.

I started teaching while I was still at…

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My name is Lorna and I teach at the Star English El Palmar academy.

I have always loved languages and I studied a Bachelors degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at The University of Wolverhampton, which is in my home town, as soon as I left college.

After also completing a CELTA in Palma de Mallorca, I packed up my things and moved to Cádiz, a part of Spain I had never been to! Here I took up my first teaching position which I absolutely loved…

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