Ali Bougatef

Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic

Marhaba! My name is Ali and I have been teaching Arabic for the past five years. I came to the UK to study English many years ago and I have been living here ever since. I moved to Bristol a few months ago and I absolutely love the city and its free-spirited culture. I have an MA in linguistics based translation and a Celta from the University of Bristol. As well as teaching Arabic and English, I also work as a Court and Medical Interpreter and it feels great being able to contribute to society through my languages.

When I came to the UK I didn’t speak a single word of English. This allows me to empathise and to understand what it feels like to learn a new language. As a teacher I always strive to get the most out of my students as I firmly believe that, given enough practice and persistence, anyone can become fluent in Arabic. Learning Arabic will take you on a fun and fascinating journey across new cultures. I use a lot of authentic material in my teaching. This allows students to develop communicative competence and exposes students to the language in many different contexts.

I invite you to join me to broaden your horizons and I look forward to meeting you!

Meet our staff

Agnieszka Władimirow
Teacher of Polish
Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic
Amanda Richardson
IELTS Administrator
Antonella Abatilli
Teacher of Spanish
Belén Lajarin
Teacher of Spanish
Catherine Cinca-Edwards
IELTS Administrator
Catherine Mason
Teacher of German
Charlie Marshall
Teacher of English
Crystal Cheng
Teacher of Mandarin
Dr Val Hennessy
Director
Eleanor West
Teacher of Welsh
Gina Robinson
Teacher of English
Irene Ottonello
Teacher of Italian
Joe O’Hagan
Assistant Director of Studies
Joyce Zhou
Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Kei Yamauchi Forsythe
Teacher of Japanese
Liliya Sadek
Teacher of Russian
Liz Bowden
Senior Teacher & Teacher Trainer
Lucy Picher-Regaire
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Magali Vidal
Teacher of French
Marcel Jansen
Director
Marina Ossovskaya
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Mark Stephens
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Maurizio Capone
Teacher of Italian
Mireya Sevillano
Teacher of Spanish
Helen Herrera
Teacher of Portuguese
Nicky Yeeles
Teacher of English
Pete Gibson
Principal and Director of Studies
Richard Clare
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Sally German
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Shaun Duncan
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Stef Ficuciello
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Stefanie Weller
Teacher of German
Véronique Morgan
Book-keeper
Yaelle Hartley
Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
Yuri Takemura
Teacher of Japanese