“The main reason why I love working at Nina English is that I can finally break out of the limitations of coursebooks, be myself and get creative. I love pushing the limits to make English learning much more fun by having interactive and experiential lessons where we are all united by the love of teaching and learning from each other. And as a teacher who is hungry for sharing and learning more and more everyday, that’s basically what I’m living for!”
My first encounter with Cisel in Autumn 2014 was destiny – as anyone who has met Cisel well knows. Cisel is the youngest and most active member of the team, lively, cheerful, always ready to work – just great. Originally from Izmir in Turkey, where she was a teacher and translator of English, she settled in Brno at the age of 22. From the first moment, she fell in love with Brno and the only thing she really misses is the sea and some warm weather.
Cisel is so popular that, in addition to working on beginner and intermediate level courses, she also has her own pre-intermediate course. In her lessons, she is dancing, cooking, shopping, playing musical instruments, making ceramics, applying make-up, practicing Pilates, reading the future in the coffee grounds, talking about films, books, and cultural differences between the Turks and the Czechs, all in English – even though Cisel does speak decent Czech. This lover of language, fashion, and homework absolutely disproves the theory that language is best taught by a native speaker.
Hi, I’m Nina and I’m responsible for this whole project. I’ve been teaching adults for 15 years and my work is the love of my life. I have the most fun when you fall in love with English with me, boost your self-esteem and learn to learn without it hurting too much. Come with me!FULL PROFILE
Lenka has been working with Nina English for 4 years and she has become one of my best friends. Together we work on improving our methods, while helping people improve their English with as much fun as possible, without textbooks or school desks. Come and see how tuned in together we are.FULL PROFILE
Our sunshine: charming, natural and always smiling, Peťa. Students appreciate her patience most, her insight into mobile apps, podcasts and her passion for reading. She is the head teacher of our Beginner courses and guest-teaches in several others. I love working with her.FULL PROFILE
Originally from Turkey, this qualified teacher and translator has settled in Brno. She is an engaging, fun, wonderful teacher and it’s a joy to work with her. In her lessons, we dance, cook, shop for clothes, apply make-up and even predict the future with coffee beans.FULL PROFILE
Jarrot is an American, or perhaps more accurately is as Texan as kolaches. He compares English to a dance, loves to do his lessons in teahouses or in his home where he prepares Texan food for his students. So, I often like to become one of his students and dig every word.FULL PROFILE
Originally from Scotland, has lived in Brno for 20 years and speaks perfect Czech. One of the longest-working members of Nina English team. Robin teaches mainly in the more advanced courses where he often uses his love for music and mystery games. Come check out his lessons.FULL PROFILE
Anthony is an Australian who's lived in Brno for over 10 years and loves it here. Although he is Australian, he doesn't have a strong accent and his pronunciation is very clear. Apart from conversation lesson he has been recently focusing on lessons with yoga and mindfulness.FULL PROFILE
Originally from India, he spent his childhood in Dubai where he attended British schools, and at the age of 18 he came to study college in the Czech Republic. After a few years he stopped enjoying studying, but not his life in Brno. He is popular for his cooking lessons.FULL PROFILE
Like Lenka Ludvíková, Eva is an English language lecturer at Masaryk University, and I am delighted that we have met, she is amazing! Eva is an expert on mind maps, psychology in communication and emotional intelligence. She focuses on higher level students.FULL PROFILE
I've known Marta, who everyone calls Martička, for five years. And I have to say that if it was not for her, my life would probably not be going in the direction that it is now. I love "lending" her my students. They come back from her sessions changed women. She's our angel.FULL PROFILE
Ineka is an experienced teacher from the USA who moved to Brno recently. Students especially appreciate her clear pronunciation, she can, as only very few native speakers do, adjust her vocabulary and speed to the students' needs. Her focus is yoga and mindfulness.FULL PROFILE