Friendly and supportive

Our team are trained to help students achieve their goals. We support students in their learning and motivate them to do their best.

Internationally qualified 

We are the world’s English experts. All British Council teachers hold professional teaching qualifications including CELTA, DELTA, PGCE, MA TEFL, TYLEC. They have extensive experience teaching both adults and children. Our teachers receive ongoing training throughout the year to keep them up-to-date with the latest teaching methodologies.  

Experienced and up-to-date

The British Council has been helping students around the world for 80 years and our teachers know the latest methods, techniques and technologies for teaching real life English.

 

Meet some of our teachers

Jamie Gibbings

Director English Language Services 
Jamie began his teaching career in Japan in 2000. He has previously worked for the British Council as a Senior Teacher and Director of English Language Services in both Singapore and Taiwan. Here in Japan Jamie works with our team of Senior Teachers and Coordinators to support teachers and ensure the quality of our courses.  

ブリティッシュ・カウンシル英会話スクール講師 Alex Caughey

Alex Caughey

Qualifications
BA (Hons) German, CELTA,DELTA Masters in Applied Linguistics

About you
I've been an English teacher since the millennium and I've worked in Vienna, Osaka, Singapore and Hong Kong. My hobbies are swimming, soccer (although in England we call it Association Football) and skiing. Japan is the best place in the world for skiing because there are a lot of resorts and the snow conditions are superb.

myClass-David Cruse

David Cruse

Qualifications
PGCE, Trinity CERT, DELTA, MA in Applied Linguistics and TEFL

About you
I’ve been teaching English since 2001. I’ve taught mainly in the UK but this is my second time in Japan. I really love it here, especially Tokyo, although it means I’m away from my main hobby – playing the euphonium in a British brass band. In Japan, I’ve replaced euphonium playing with travelling to new places and trying new dishes.

British Council Japan Teacher Andy Drought

Andy Drought

Qualifications
MA Advanced Japanese Studies,DELTA,CELTA,BA (Hons) in English linguistics and Psychology 

About you
I’ve been teaching since 1997 and worked in the UK and the Czech Republic before coming to Japan. I originally became a teacher to travel the world for a couple of years, but here I am in Japan more than 14 years later! Outside work I enjoy learning Japanese, reading, sports, and travelling.

Ken

Ken Pun

Qualifications
CELTA, BSc in Psychology

About you
Hello I’m Ken. I’m British Chinese and my family is from Hong Kong. I have been teaching in Japan for almost 6 years. I like cooking, reading, watching films and playing video games.

Derek

Derek Herbert

Qualifications
BA (Hons), CELTA, Trinity DipTESOL, MA TESOL

About you
My name is Derek and I am from a village called Bagshot in England. I have only taught English in Japan because I love Japan so much and have decided to stay Forever! My hobbies include Swimming, watching movies and singing Karaoke! The best thing in Japan for me is natto but there are also many places to go to karaoke. My favourite Japanese song to sing in Karaoke is Melody by Tamaki Koji.

Esther Ratcliff

Esther Ratcliff

Qualifications
CELTA, DELTA,BA (Hons) English & Spanish

About you
I have been an English teacher for eleven years. I have worked with adults, teenagers and young children in Spain, Portugal and Japan. I am also a trained Cambridge ESOL examiner for a range of International Cambridge exams. Outside work I like knitting, crochet, visiting new places and eating out whenever I can.

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Luke Weaver

Qualifications
CELTA ,BSc (Hons) in Sports Science

I’ve been teaching English since 2007 and have worked in Japan, Australia, England, The Czech Republic and Poland. I have a CELTA and a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. My hobbies include playing all kinds of sports (mainly football), travelling, as I love to experience new places and cultures, and watching films. 

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Alex Buckley

Qualification
CELTA

About you
Hello! I’m Alex. I’m from the United States, but I lived in several different countries during my childhood. I’ve been in Japan for almost 2 years, and I enjoy life here very much. My hobbies include reading, watching films, and traveling. I look forward to working with you!

Wayne Kempson

Wayne Kempson

Qualifications
DELTA,CELTA ,BSc (Hons) in English Literature / Social Science

About you
I’ve been teaching in Japan since 2008. My hobbies include watching football (I’m a huge Stoke City supporter), art, movies and punk rock music.