I have over 15 years of English language teaching experience and speak 4 languages fluently. I am a keen portrait photographer and have lived in Armenia, Russia, Argentina, the USA, Malaysia, Thailand and Italy – which I consider to be my second home.
I have been based in Dublin for 5 years now! I love it here! Having recently joined the wonderful Frances King team, I’m looking forward to helping make our students’ experience in our school, and indeed Dublin, as memorable as possible.
After studying marketing in Rome I decided to come to London for six months to improve my English. However I immediately fell in love with this amazing city and I did all I could to stay. I worked as a waitress for a while then as a customer service executive at the Natural History Museum until I got a job at Frances King. I love working here as everybody is so friendly and everyday I have the chance to meet people from all over the world. In my free time I like reading books, painting and sculpting with recycled materials.
I am proud of the teaching and care we provide for all our students. All our staff - the Student Advisors, Directors of Studies, Teachers, Accommodation Advisors and Social Organisers - are dedicated to making your stay in London enjoyable and a success. We all look forward to welcoming you to Frances King and London.
Academic Team Leader
I was delivered by the stork on a cold and windy November day some years ago..It was supposed to deliver me to London but it got a bit lost and I ended up in Kent. I've been teaching for what feels like an eternity but is actually about 8 years. I spent almost 6 years teaching in Taiwan which was feichang hao! My Chinese is ok but don't expect conversations about nuclear physics. I love London for its amazing weather and fantastic food, as well as its superb language school... I forget the name. ;) I’m a keen ornithologist and spend most of my weekend watching birds.
Hi, My name is Ita and I have been working as an English language teacher since 2002. I have lived and worked as a teacher in both Ireland and Mexico. I also lived in London and the US for shorter periods of time. Before becoming a teacher I worked in the catering industry and social care. I have a degree in Anthropology and Celtic Studies. My other interests include psychology, art, Spanish, linguistics, sport (watching), current events and cooking. I joined Frances King in 2014 and enjoy working in a multicultural environment.
Head of Sales
I am from France but England always appealed to me for its culture and language. I used to be a Frances King student and therefore I intend to use my experience in order to help our students in their choices at the school. I really enjoyed my student life and I am still amazed by what London has to offer, I am happy to guide all students willing to come over for a great adventure.
I have been an EFL teacher for many years and have worked in Spain, France and the UK. Prior to this I graduated in Law and then worked for a few years in the financial services sector. I love teaching and learning languages and speak reasonable French and rusty Spanish and Italian. My free time is spent trying to keep fit and going to the cinema.
Orla Ni Sheaghdha
Student Services Manager
Born to an Irish father and a French mother I have always loved languages. As a teenager I used to spend my summers learning Irish in the Gaeltacht and I enjoyed living with others my own age and experiencing life through another language. Now, I am on the other side of the fence, teaching English to eager learners and placing students with host families who will make them feel welcome in Dublin. It is such a pleasure to come to school every day and work in a diverse and multicultural environment.
I have worked at Frances King for over 10 years, for the past 7 years as the Marketing Manager. I have a very wide experience of all aspects of EFL having worked as a teacher overseas (in Greece and Portugal) before working as an Administrator and Manager at the school. My greatest pleasure in working at Frances King is seeing the progress that students make during their stay and knowing that our teachers and staff have helped them to achieve this.
“My adventure at Frances King started 3 years ago, when I worked here as an intern. Originally I only planned to stay for 3 months, but London was always close to my heart, and I decided to move here after completing my Masters Degree in International Relations & Trade. I worked in a retail shop for a while but re-joined Frances King in 2013 and have been working in Sales Team ever since. I enjoy every day at work, thanks to the lovely people I work with and students who I can help with their London experience. In my free time I enjoy travelling, spending time with my friends, cinema, dining out and going to the gym. I hope all of our students will fall in love with the school and London as much as I did.”