Our team

Adell Mitchell

School Director

Adell was born in Glasgow and founded Live Language in 2002. She has been involved in adult education ever since and has experience of teaching English in Scotland, Australia and Japan.

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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David Young

Senior English Language Teacher

David was born in Inverness but grew up in Dunblane. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class MA Honours degree in 2007, before completing a postgraduate MSc (in which he focussed on the Vice Presidency of Thomas Jefferson) the following year.

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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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Ross Muir

English Language Teacher

Ross is from a small town between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Last year, he took his CELTA at Live Language and, a few months later, officially joined the team. He enjoys writing fiction and drawing in his free time.

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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Laura Mereu

Italian Language Teacher

Laura was born in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Languages for Linguistic Mediation at University of Cagliari and a Master's Degree in Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners at University of Bologna.

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.

José Antonio Quirós

Spanish Language Teacher

José Antonio was born in Cádiz. He studied English Linguistics and Literature at Cadiz University and Newcastle University. He has also undertaken a Master's degree about teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at Cadiz University and the Spanish PGCE Equivalent. Since he moved to Glasgow to work as a Language Assistant, he has been teaching Spanish at several primary and secondary schools around different councils of Scotland.

Nadjia Sari

Arabic And French Language Teacher

Nadjia was born in Algeria where she was brought up in a multilingual environment. She is a native Arabic and French speaker and is fluent in Spanish.

She has a degree in Philosophy and French Literature and after obtaining a degree in “applied foreign languages” at the Université d’Aix-Marseille, she completed her teaching qualification in Oran.

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

Miriam Calzone

Italian Language Teacher

Miriam is from the South of Italy. She studied Italian Language and Culture and she always want to learn more about that. She has practice teaching in Italian schools and worked as children's educator for charity. She lives in Glasgow and she is in love with Scottish people and culture.

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.

Alessandra Ambrosini

Italian Language Teacher

Alessandra was born in Italy in a city called Viterbo, which is near Rome. She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Science and Technology for Artistic Production and a Master Degree in Cinema, Theatre and Multimedia Production at University of Pisa. She has been teaching Italian since she moved to Glasgow in 2010 and last year she gained the qualification in Teaching Italian to Foreigners from Icotea Institute.

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.

Karolina Kiezun

Russian Language Teacher

Karolina was born in Grodno, Belarus. She grew up in a bilingual (Russian and Belarusian) society, while obtaining her primary and secondary education in Polish and learning English. Her greatest areas of interest have always been foreign languages and psychology. Shortly after finishing school she moved to Poland, where she studied Cognitive Science and Communication at University of Bialystok. As a member of the Student Council she would be involved in multiple events and initiatives held at the University. Having obtained her bachelor’s degree she moved to Scotland, seeing it as a place of numerous opportunities for self-development towards a bright future. Joining the enthusiastic and ambitious Live Language team has been one of the most important and exciting steps in her career.