Meet our teachers of adults

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.

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

Martin Stanley

I’m very happy to be back in Prague after 9 years away. One of my main responsibilities in this centre is looking after adult courses. As well as teaching adults, I really enjoy working with young learners.  

Within teaching I’m very interested in different ways of learning vocabulary and how we can use technology to help students learn. 

Martin Stanley, teacher, British Council, Praha

Jason Hwang

I am an American from San Francisco and have lived and taught in the Czech Republic for over 9 years. Travelling and eating different international cuisines have always been some of my favourite hobbies.

I currently teach English for adult courses, including exam preparation.

Jason Hwang, teacher, British Council, Prague

Ben Herbert

Ben studied at university in Brighton and graduated in 2005. After that he worked for the British parliament for four years before deciding to become an English teacher.

Since entering the teaching profession Ben has worked for the British Council in Jordan, Libya, and now the Czech Republic, teaching a variety of age groups.

Ben Herbert, teacher, British Council, Prague

Jat Dhillon

Jat works at the British Council and Lycée Francais de Prague. He gives special teacher training workshops that are designed to be a very practical, fun and dramatic way of livening up the classroom. He is also travelling around the Czech Republic sharing a new approach to teaching English through drama.

Jat Dhillon, učitel, British Council, Prague

Liam Bunce

I teach adults for the British Council both in school and off-site in companies.
I’ve taught in countries such as Hungary and China before coming to Prague in 2011. Originally I am from Bristol in the UK, home of Wallace and Gromit, Pirates and Cider!

Liam Bunce, teacher, British Council, Prague

Derec 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.

Chris Lipski

Hi! I’m new to Prague but already fascinated by the city. In its smoky cafes one feels as if Kafka will walk in any minute. Having some experience learning foreign languages myself I found out that I learn the most when I have to speak about what interests me. My classes? As much speaking as possible!