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Anna Beard

EAL Support

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in European Studies with German from Wolverhampton University, Anna moved to Austria, trained to teach English as a foreign language (CELTA) and has been living in the heart of Europe since 1999. She worked as an English as a Foreign Language teacher in the UK, Ostrava and Prague before joining ECP in 2013. She brought with her a wealth of experience of teaching English to non-native speakers, having taught Cambridge exam courses, Business English & run extracurricular English clubs.

She has been instrumental in growing the English as an additional language (EAL) role at ECP, supporting students in small groups and alongside subject teachers. Her professional interests are languages, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and exploring the similarities and differences in the Czech and British school systems. She regularly teaches on courses for Czech teachers of English, exchanging teaching and learning ideas with Czech counterparts. Her interests are Pilates, Nordic walking, swimming and following amateur theatre groups.