All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to children.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • A certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • At least two years’ teaching experience
  • High proficiency in the use of the English language

Meet some of our teachers

Nuestros profesores

Dan Johnston

Senior Teacher

Dan Johnston is our Senior Teacher for young learners. He's been teaching for 12 years and has been at the British Council Colombia for six. He's also taught in Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong and Libya, and is qualified with a CELTA, DELTA and young learners extension to the CELTA.

"The thing I like most about teaching children and teenagers is how they always surprise me with what they say and what they're capable of doing."

Flippanta Kulakiewicz, Teacher

Flippanta Kulakiewicz


I was born in London, UK but my family is originally from Canada and Poland and I spent a lot of my childhood in Tanzania. Before I trained as a teacher I worked for several film and arts organisations in the UK. I've been teaching since 2011 and have taught in Scotland, Russia and Egypt. Despite a few initial surprises (fruit salad...and cheese!) I love life in Colombia and enjoy teaching Colombians because they are so lively and curious.

Joanne Carr, Teacher

Joanne Carr


I'm from Dublin in Ireland.  I've taught English in Spain, England, Ireland, Italy and Colombia.  I've been in Colombia since January 2015 and have really enjoyed working for the British Council here.  We have great facilities and the students are friendly, interested and always up for having fun.  I love discussing the details of grammar with advanced students or helping a beginner student to communicate effectively (and everything in between).