Our team

Ayako Ota

Accounts Manager
Ayako is from Japan and is a native Japanese speaker and has a good command of Mandarin and English.

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Katinka Csizmadi

Communications and Marketing Manager

Katinka was born in Budapest, Hungary. She is a native Hungarian speaker, but she speaks English, Spanish and a limited amount of Portuguese as well.

Katinka has an English Philology BA Degree with a Cross-Cultural Specialisation. She also obtained a second degree in Conference Interpretation with English, Spanish and Hungarian languages.

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Glenn Moffat

Administrator/IT Technician

Glenn was born and bred in Glasgow, he speaks a limited amount of French.

Before joining Live Language, Glenn completed his Higher exams and graduated from Hyndland Secondary School (May 2008). He then did volunteer work at Clarence Court Nursing Home assisting the activities officer until October 2008.

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Graham Wilson

Administrator and Student Services

Graham was born in Greenock, Scotland. Graham started his working life as a countryside ranger, and then worked in various bookshops in Paisley, Oxford, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Tatiana Camilleri

Student Services and Designated Person
Tatiana was born in Far East, Russia, where she obtained a Degree in Law. Before coming to Glasgow she lived in Malta for 10 years, where she obtained a Diploma in Hotel Operations, but spent most of the time working in the schooling sector.

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Alessandra Lorenzon

Administrator and Student Services

Alessandra was born in Italy, in a little medieval town called Marostica which is near Venice. She is a native Italian speaker and she speaks English, Spanish and a little French.

Sharon Chalmers

Director of Studies

Sharon became an English Teacher after completing her degree in Accountancy and Postgraduate Diploma in IT. She’s been teaching since 1997 and has worked in the Middle East, Far East and Europe in that time. Sharon has also worked with the British Council, delivering teacher training workshops for IELTS teachers.

Jane Adams

Senior English Language Teacher
Jane is from Aberdeen, a city in the north east of Scotland, known as the Granite City. Jane graduated from Stirling University in 2012 with a degree in French and Spanish. As part of her degree, Jane went to University in Cordoba, Spain where she took every opportunity to travel, try new food and experience the Spanish culture .

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Allison Steven

English Language Teacher

Allison is a native of Glasgow and loves the city. She has worked at Live Language since January 2007.

She has experience of teaching English as a foreign language for over 8 years. She has taught English in Japan and South Korea and travelled extensively throughout Australia, Central America and Northern Asia.

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Kenny Arnott

English Language Teacher and Academic Tutor

Kenny is the longest serving teacher at Live Language having started in November 2006. He is from a small town just outside Glasgow and has been teaching for over 15 years, both in Scotland and abroad.

Marcus Doo

English Language Teacher

Marcus has gained his IATQuo in Madrid, Spain and his CELTA from the University Of Glasgow.

Heather Whytock

English Language Teacher

Heather was brought up on the Isle of Lewis in the northwest of Scotland. After school she moved to Glasgow to study for her M.A (Hons) in German and Celtic Civilisation. As part of her degree she spent nine months working as a language assistant in a secondary school in Germany where she got her first taste of English language teaching.

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Fernanda McLintock

FL Director of Studies, Spanish Language Teacher

Fernanda is originally from Viña del Mar, one of the main touristic cities in Chile where she graduated with a Bachelor in Education and EFL Teaching degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in 2008.

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José Antonio Ibáñez Rodríguez

Spanish Language Teacher

José was born in Granada. He is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in English. He studied Philosophy at Granada University and London Metropolitan University. He has also undertaken an MSc in International Development Management at Granada University and the Spanish PGCE Equivalent, before moving to Glasgow in 2008.

Wei (Wendy) Stark

Chinese Language Teacher

Wei is a native Chinese speaker, and speaks English and a limited amount of Gaelic as well. She graduated from DongBei University of Finance & Economics with a BA degree and MBA

Eleanor Caldwell

German Language Teacher

Eleanor is a Paisley buddy and grew up in Dunoon on the Clyde coast. Before studying German and Education at Stirling University, she worked in a hotel in Bavaria where she became fluent in German and its colourful Bavarian variations.

Agata Marczak

Polish Language Teacher

Agata comes from Poland where she obtained a degree in English Studies with Translation. She also studied at the University of Zadar as a part of her course where she learnt Croatian language and met people from different countries.

Nozomi Clements

Japanese Language Teacher

Midori Dilear

Japanese Language Teacher

I grew up in Osaka which in the second biggest city in Japan. I studied English at University in Osaka. And in London and Oxford. I moved to the UK in 2008 and have lived in Glasgow since 2009. I love Glasgow. It's a big and friendly city just the same as Osaka I think. I like eating, traveling, listening to music and want to continue growing as a person.

Nikki Odenhoven

Dutch Language Teacher

Nikki was born in Singapore, but has lived in the Netherlands most of her life. She moved to Glasgow last year to study Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Besides her studies Nikki has always had an interest in languages, and has helped expats learn Dutch growing up.

Maribel Leiva

Spanish Language Teacher

My name is Maribel,I am from Santiago de Chile,I studied tourism in Santiago and English at Paisley University. I love cooking specially Chilean Cuisine and also I love dancing and learning about different cultures!

Izumi Sakata

Japanese Language Teacher

Izumi is from a small town near Nagoya which is in between Tokyo and Osaka. Nagoya is the forth biggest city in Japan. She spent 4 years in Tokyo where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics. Before she came to Glasgow in 2011, she lived in New Jersey, USA for 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys working in a Oxfam shop. Izumi is delighted to meet those enthusiastic students who want to learn her native language, Japanese and its culture.

Dalia Herrera Morales

Spanish Language Teacher

Dalia is from Cuba. She has a Degree from Havana University in Scientific and Technical Information and Librarianship, which includes 3 semesters of Higher Spanish Grammar. She has been involved in teaching her native language (Spanish), to adults and children, for many years in Havana and now in Glasgow for the past four years. She enjoys teaching Spanish and dancing Salsa.

Adriana Molina

Spanish Language Teacher

Adriana is a native Spanish speaker originally from the Gulf of Mexico.She holds a MSc in Quality Systems Management and is currently pursuing and MBA. Adriana has experience as training and career coordinator for personnel in industries such as manufacturing and Oil & Gas Services for international companies. Her experience is based upon Spanish for Business.

Dörte Diestel

German Language Teacher

Dörte is a native German speaker from Hamburg. She moved to Glasgow in 2006 to do a Master’s Degree in Economic Development at Glasgow University and has stayed ever since because she loves the city. She also spent time in France and in several Latin American countries - and as a result is fluent in French (in Spanish on a good day). She writes books for little children and has been working as a German teacher and translator for more than four years. Dörte also volunteers for the Woodlands Community Café because it is a fantastic alternative food bank initiative and because she enjoys cooking almost as much as speaking foreign languages.

Elsie Perez

Dutch and French Language Teacher

Elsie is from Belgium. She studied a Bachelor’s in Education in Gent and a Master’s in Literature at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. She speaks Dutch, Spanish, French and English. She loves cooking, travelling and learning new languages!

Stijn Bouwman

Dutch Language Teacher

Stijn was born in Alkmaar, in the Netherlands. He came to Glasgow last year to study English Language & Literature at the University of Glasgow, he is also currently studying Russian there. Before he came to Scotland, he worked as an English tutor in Alkmaar for a while. He loves hiking, cooking, writing, and learning new languages.

Giancarlo Piccione

Italian Language Teacher

Giancarlo was born in south Italy in a baroque city near Lecce. He studied and got a degreed in History of Art at Universita’ del Salento. Then he took some extra exams useful to teach Italian. He speaks English  and still trying to improve it. He lived in Poland and in Check Republic where he worked in a museum for more than a couple of months. He loves travelling, painting, art and good food.

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