Hi, my name’s Michael Brand and I work as a teacher trainer for Pearson in ELT. I’ve had a passion for languages from a young age and studied French and German at university, before doing a PGCE to become a teacher.
Having taught French and German in England for two years I set sail for sunnier climes and have been in Spain for six years now. In that time I have taught English to a broad spectrum of children, from beginners in the first year of primary school to C2 level with 18 year-olds in secondary education and everything in between.
With the growth in importance of English in Spain and an evolving educational system I think it’s a very exciting time to be a teacher trainer and it’s great to be able to pass on what I’ve learned and continue to learn myself.
When I’m not teaching or training I can be found on my bike, travelling to the four corners of the peninsula and indeed the globe, or eating a well-earned chuletón de Ávila to get my strength back.