Mitsuko Gale - Japanese teacher
Since she arrived in NZ, she has had the opportunity to work in various fields including NZ Tourism Industry, Airlines and an organization for overseas language study programmes. Having been inspired by a career in teaching later in her life, she studied at University of Auckland to gain both a BA in Spanish and a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching in Secondary. She has taught Japanese language at a local high school and continues to
Sergio Alvarez - Spanish and Portuguese teacher
Sergio is a part Brazilian, born in Argentina, and grown up in Bolivia where he’s qualified as an English teacher. He has taught Spanish, Portuguese, and English over 10 years to over 1000 students across different levels and age groups.
Sergio tailors his teaching methods to suit his students’ learning style. Together with traditional written and oral teaching techniques, he brings dynamic and effective ideas to the learning environment using audio and video aids, role-playing, and real-life scenario tests to inspire and motivate students' learning.
Dora Li - Mandarin teacher
Dora Li has a MA in Russian language and literature and a doctorate in Russian language with specialisation in translation from China. She has work experience in Volgograd State Pedagogical University in Russia and in teaching Chinese Mandarin for Russian students participating in the Chinese bridge Summer Camp in China in 2016. She likes creating daily situations and role playing dialogues in the class to make students do more practice and motivate their learning. Dora is an Affiliate Member of NZSTI (NewZealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Incorporated) from Russian to Chinese.
Namwoo Lee - Korean teacher
Namwoo moved to NZ in 2002 from Korea. He completed a BA in Linguistics and Language teaching, as well as a MA in Translation Studies at University of Auckland. He has been a full member of NZSTI (New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Incorporated) since 2013.
Namwoo has been teaching Korean at several local schools in Auckland, and he is passionate about sharing Korean language and culture with his students. He loves travelling and playing table tennis.