I am a teacher and educational writer with over twenty-five years' experience working with English language students. I have lived in Ireland, Spain, Italy, England and Switzerland, and have worked as a content creator, teacher-trainer, examiner and academic director. I have facilitated and led cross-cultural and cultural exchange programmes with clients from different cultures all around the world. As a writer, I've published the educational book series 'The Irish Culture Books', a novel 'God on a Bicycle', a children's book and student graded readers. As a sportsperson, I have represented Ireland internationally, playing in and coaching elite teams, most recently at the Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia in 2019.Email
Brilliant & fun lessons!
I loved my course! I can feel the spirit of Ireland and the people. I learned a lot and recognised a lot of what I saw in Irish people when I was there. And I improved my English!
Helped me so much!
Before I came to Ireland from Brazil, I knew very little about Ireland and Irish people. This course helped me so much to understand the culture and to prepare me for the real English that people speak in Ireland.
So interesting & informative!
These courses give you a great introduction to Irish culture & Irish life. Ian is an expert! I love his style of teaching and explaining. I recommend these courses for all language students who want to come to Ireland.
The classes are very entertaining!
I like the way Ian makes all students be confident about their English level, which facilitates you to speak fluently. You can learn a lot of Irish culture while you improve your English. He makes you want to know more about the country and traditions, and to love all of that and Irish people.
I really appreciated his way of teaching
I really appreciated his way of teaching us with many examples and role games. He has a nice way of linking real life with English Grammar and I still remember topics like talking about money with an Irish person or his deep understanding of the Irish Culture. I strongly recommend him as a teacher and I’m happy for his new students!
Cheerful, kind and friendly atmosphere.
Ian always brings to the classroom a cheerful, kind and friendly atmosphere which makes the students relaxed and open. Ian knows how to teach and manage the class so well. So, the class is not only fun, but also well organised.
Ian’s classes were super fun
Ian’s classes were super fun and it was always easy way to learn. I loved the way he explained the verbs. I understood that you can always find a way to express your ideas. I liked the humour in class and also that he is very professional. The best teacher ever!