Our team

Sharon Chalmers

School Manager

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.

Ayako Ota

Accounts Manager

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

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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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.

Jane Mair

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.

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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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.

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.

Paula Veiga

Portuguese Language Teacher

Paula is a native speaker of Portuguese. Born in hot and sunny Brazil, she taught English as a second language for over 10 years in São Paulo. She has a Master’s Degree in Translation and also works as a volunteer English teacher. After moving to Glasgow in early 2019, she learned how to survive a gale, constant rain and cold days, always wearing as many layers as possible. She enjoys good music, good food, good coffee, and hugs. Her favourite word in Portuguese is “saudade”.