Teachers are one of the most important factors in guaranteeing success for our students. That is why we are committed to providing you with the best qualified and the most experienced teaching professionals from different countries.

Our teachers are:

  • highly qualified. Many teachers have a diploma-level qualification such as the Cambridge University DELTA or Trinity College London DipTESOL. All teachers have as a minimum a certificate in teaching English.
  • very experienced. All teachers have at least two years full-time teaching experience.
  • highly expert in the use of the English language.
  • are engaged in continual professional development. 
  • educated to degree level. 

Meet some of our teachers

Jaime Lilley, British Council teacher of English

Jaime Lilley

I'm from Los Angeles, California, but I've been teaching in Prague from about 2004. In the last years, I've also been training teachers as a Cambridge CELTA and DELTA tutor. When I have a bit of free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son and my naughty little cat, Biscuit.

Kristof Abrath

I’ve been teaching English since 2006 and worked in Indonesia, Belgium, Vietnam, Tunisia, Burma, Colombia and now in Prague. I’ve taught students from the age of 3.5 and up, general English to exam classes. I’ve got a CELTA, DELTA, a Master’s in Education from the open University UK and a certificate to teach young learners. When I’m not teaching I spend most of my free time with my 2 amazing daughters and lovely wife. I think Prague is a wonderful city to live in so I hope to stay around.

Jarmila Valkova, British Council teacher of English

Jarmila Valkova

Languages and communication fascinate me and I love working with motivated and creative learners. I have been teaching English for over fifteen years now and my favourite classes are probably Cambridge exam preparation and teaching adults. Apart from English, I teach second language pedagogy at Charles University in Prague and train future teachers in an international TEFL programme. I enjoy long walks, travelling and talking to inspirational people.

Sean Harper, British Council teacher of English

Sean Harper

I am from south-west England and have travelled a lot in various countries. I worked as a scuba diving instructor in Egypt before coming to Prague in 2002. I have been teaching English here ever since in a variety of companies and institutions. I am very happy to call Prague my home now.

Luu Janockova, British Council teacher of English

Luu Janockova

I love what I do and I do what I love – teach English. I started in 2013 and since then I have taught students from all over the world in various language centres across the UK and in Prague. I also do soft skills training and I love dancing, reading, knitting and bryndzové halušky.


Derek Bazanac

A long time ago, a Czech co-worker in my hometown argued that life in Prague was better. He spoke of the food, the beer, the culture, the countryside... I heard this regularly for 2 years before I got on a plane to see for myself. That was in 1998. I've since lived and taught in cities from Liberec to Zlín and experienced most aspects of Czech culture. My only regret is that it took me 2 years to listen.