Ali Bougatef

Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic and French

My name is Ali and I have been teaching foreign languages for many 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 years 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.

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. Learning a new language 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

Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic and French
Amanda Richardson
Exams Administrator
Ana Belen Abril Andreu
Teacher of Spanish
Catherine Cinca-Edwards
IELTS Administrator
Catherine Mason
Teacher of German
Charlie Marshall
Teacher of English
Dr Val Hennessy
Eleanor West
Teacher of Welsh
Francesca Agnoletto
Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
Gabriel Moreira
Sales and Marketing (Brazil)
Irene Ottonello
Teacher of Italian
Joanna Thorpe
Teacher of English
Joe O’Hagan
Assistant Director of Studies
Joyce Zhou
Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Julian Segura
Teacher of Spanish
Kei Yamauchi Forsythe
Teacher of Japanese
Liliya Sadek
Teacher of Russian
Liz Bowden
Senior Teacher & Teacher Trainer
Lucy Picher-Regaire
Teacher of French
Magali Vidal
Teacher of French
Marcel Jansen
Marina Ossovskaya
Center Exams Manager & Office Co-ordinator
Markus Ribeiro
Teacher of Portuguese
Monika Gerlach
Teacher of German
Katerina Velliki
Teacher of Greek
Nicky Yeeles
Teacher of English
Pete Gibson
Principal and Director of Studies
Sally German
Senior teacher
Shaun Duncan
Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Stefanie Weller
Teacher of German
Kamila Zielinska
Teacher of Polish
Toby Shearwood
Social Programme & Buildings Coordinator
Veronica Mastrandrea
Teacher of Italian
Véronique Morgan