At the British Council, you are not learning English on your own. All our courses are taught by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are best placed to give constructive, individualised feedback and monitor your progress through regular in-class evaluated tasks. Meet some of our myClass teachers:

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University was founded by John Ruskin around 150 years ago. The main campuses of Anglia Ruskin Universities are located in the picturesque towns of Cambridge and Chelmsford. The University is ranked as one of the 3-top universities of Great Britain for such courses as art and design, law, business, natural sciences, computer sciences and IT, media communication, engineering, psychology, English and sociology.

Anna Fomenko


Anna graduated from Oles Honchar National University in Dnipro and Kyiv Institute for Translators and Interpreters. She took her CELTA course at the British Council and started working there. Before she worked as a teacher at O. Honchar National University in Dnipropetrovsk; taught English at the Ukrainian-American Language Centre of National Mining University. Anna enjoys teaching English very much, she is really happy that her hobby has become her profession.



Bell English

Bell English is the famous network of language schools in Great Britain where high academic standards are combined with helping and encouraging students. Every year they offer summer programmes for children which combine high-quality studying and a great range of entertaining ant sporting events.

Bellerbys college in the UK

Bellerbys College has won 26 awards of Good Schools Guide Awards since 2006. This is one of the best international colleges of Great Britain which has four educational centres in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton. Graduates of Bellerbys consistently achieve higher than average academic results, something that is greatly valued by its university partners.

Brendan Oswald

Director English and Exams

Brendan is Director English and Exams. He started his teaching career in Slovakia. He lived there for 8 years and obtained CELTA, DELTA and CELTYL. He considers Slovakia his home base now - his wife is Slovak and they are building a house there.

After Slovakia he moved into management. He was a Senior Teacher at the British Council in Bologna and then Warsaw. He then managed the British Council teaching centres in Ladprao (a suburb of Bangkok) and Coimbra, Portugal. He also has a Masters degree in ELT Management.

Brendan’s main passion is football and he’s an avid supporter of Newcastle United. He also loves gadgets and he has a keen interest in history.

Brian Smith

Teacher of English

Brian was born in Scotland. He later moved to Australia, where he completed a Bachelor of English Language and Literature, and History. He received his Post Graduate Diploma in Education and began teaching in Australia before moving back to the UK. Brian completed his   IHCYLT in 2011 and is currently studying for his Cambridge Diploma (DELTA).

Brian has always been interested in teaching English, first teaching migrants as part of a government volunteer programme while he was studying his PGCE in Australia, and then teaching in England and Turkey. He moved to Kiev in 2009.

His personal interests include playing jazz guitar, creative writing, travelling, and studying French and Russian.


Cambridge Education Group

Cambridge Education Group consists of four educational centres CATS College, Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Stafford House School of English and Stafford House Study Holidays. All of them may offer a myriad of long- and short-term programmes of English language courses during the holidays, GCSE and A-level, pre-university programmes.


A chance meeting between Trevor and Amir stirs up unexpected passions. Director/writer Jake Graf, UK 2015, 16 mins. © Jake Graf.

Code Academy

Frankie masquerades as a boy in futuristic cyberspace to get the girl of her dreams – but can she do the same in real life? Director Nisha Ganatra, USA 2014, 16 mins. © Nisha Ganatra

Daniel Puzzo

Daniel comes from England, Northern Ireland and the United States. He studied history at Tufts University in the US, and has an MSc in International Relations from Edinburgh University. He has been working as a teacher since 2005, and before coming to the British Council, he taught in the Czech Republic, Spain, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, the US, as well as at various summer schools in the UK. He’s got a PGCE in Secondary History & Social Studies.