Shaun Duncan

Shaun Duncan
Accommodation and Welfare Officer

After graduating from university I worked in my home town of Hull as a joiner before moving to Barcelona to work as an English teacher. After spending 3 years there I returned to England to work in education. My main area was working with school-leavers that wanted to work towards an apprenticeship and needed guidance to help them with their studies.


I love working here at International House as we deal with people who are having the time of their lives. I have studied abroad myself so I know how life changing it can be, and I’m proud to be helping other people to have great experiences. Our hosts are amazing and we get great feedback from our students about being welcomed into the home and treated as one of the family! Our students often make friends for life with their hosts!


When I’m not in school I like walking in the countryside, cycling and generally keeping fit. I also like cooking, reading and learning the guitar. I also love learning languages, and I’m currently attending Arabic classes here at International House!

Meet our staff

Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic
Amanda Richardson
IELTS Administrator
Antonella Abatilli
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
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
Teacher of French
Magali Vidal
Teacher of French
Marcel Jansen
Marina Ossovskaya
Center Exams Manager & Office Co-ordinator
Mark Stephens
Sales and Marketing Manager
Mireya Sevillano
Teacher of Spanish
Nicky Yeeles
Teacher of English
Pete Gibson
Principal and Director of Studies
Richard Clare
Social Programme & Buildings Coordinator
Sally German
Senior teacher
Shaun Duncan
Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Stef Ficuciello
Office Coordinator
Stefanie Weller
Teacher of German
Kamila Zielinska
Teacher of Polish
Ignacio Amezcua
Teacher of Spanish
Véronique Morgan
Yaelle Hartley
Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
Yuri Takemura
Teacher of Japanese