Eleanor West

Eleanor West
Teacher of Welsh

Shw’mae! I’m Eleanor and I am the Welsh teacher here at IH. I’ve been fluent in Welsh since the age of 2 when I was placed in Welsh Medium Education in my home town of Llantrisant, near Cardiff. Being raised bilingually has helped me to go on to learn French, Spanish and Catalan as well. I have a degree in Spanish and History from the University of Exeter and a PGCE from Cardiff Metropolitan University and have been teaching Welsh, French and Spanish to secondary school children for the past few years. I passionately believe that anyone has the ability to learn languages and I aim to make my lessons as engaging as possible through a variety of group and individual tasks mixed with a wide array of games. I moved to Bristol a few years ago and now I couldn’t imagine living elsewhere. 

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