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Our Mission

Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL journey is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

TEFL & Travel Experts

Aveen Healy

TEFL & Travel Specialist

Aveen has a diploma in PR, Advertising and Financial management. Next to planning your TEFL experience, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. This live music lover is also keen on a big fan of European city breaks!

Top Travel Spot: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Favorite Food: Pizza or Pasta

Best Part of Travel: Visiting new sites and immersing yourself in local culture

Would Love to Visit: Dubai and Mykonos

Ameerah Goggin

TEFL & Travel Specialist

Environmental scientist Ameerah is well-traveled and can’t wait to help you plan your TEFL career. From camping in the Pyrenees mountains to mud-bathes with elephants, this TEFL Advisor will make sure life-long memories are at the heart of your plans!

Top Travel Spot: Koh Phangan, Thailand

Favorite Food: Thai Green Curry

Best Part of Travel: Exploring and experiencing new cultures

Would Love to Visit: Canada – for all the wildlife!

Sarah Goggin

TEFL & Travel Specialist

Five continent-traveled Sarah can’t wait to help you plan your TEFL career. From hiking Machu Picchu to a dawn visit of Angkor Wat temple, this TEFL Advisor will make sure adventure is at the heart of your plans! Book a call with Sarah today…

Top Travel Spot: Argentina

Favorite Food: Steak

Best Part of Travel: Meeting new people from around the world

Would Love to Visit: Alaska

Academic Team

Jacob Thomas

Academic Director

DELTA trained Jacob’s international career has taken him across Thailand, Germany and Spain teaching English. His specialist teaching experience includes Cambridge assessment as well as IELTS preparation and online teaching.

Top Travel Spot: Koh Phangan, Thailand and Miedzyzdroje, Poland (his partner’s hometown).

Favorite Food: Thai street food – moo da deow (fried pork) & guy phet met ma muang (fried chicken with cashew nuts)!

Best Part of Travel: Having experiences that take your breath away!

Would Love to Visit: Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands and the Southern Pacific Islands…

Dani Mundy

Academic Writer & Teacher Trainer

DELTA trained Dani travels the world training English teachers (and professors!), developing their skills and teaching methods. With over 20 years of international TEFL training experience, her wealth of expertise in ELT is unrivaled.

Top Travel Spot: Singapore

Favorite Food: Lebanese

Best Part of Travel: Seeing new sights and meeting amazing people

Would Love to Visit: Azerbaijan

Luke O'Dea

Academic Assessor

CELTA trained Luke is on the path to a Masters in Education & foreign language teaching. This soccer fan teaches English (and German) in Argentina and Ireland. Our favorite saxophonist is passionate about diversity and is also an avid reader.

Top Travel Spot: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Favorite Food: Medium-rare steak with a glass (or two) of Malbec

Best Part of Travel: Experiencing the diverse riches of other cultures; acquiring lifelong memories with expats and locals alike.

Would Love to Visit: New York (I’m half American) and Cuba

Nikki Foley

Academic Assessor

Nikki’s experience teaching in Barcelona means she’s walked in your shoes and is
full of advice. This TEFL-qualified, Applied Languages graduate also cooks up a
storm, making traditional, local dishes from her travels.

Top Travel Spot: Berlin, Germany

Favorite Food: Lasagne (Di Carne o Vegetariana)

Best Part of Travel: Experiencing a new culture, especially the food, while broadening your own horizons

Would Love to Visit: Argentina (or anywhere in South America)

Michelle Benson

Teacher Trainer

Michelle’s TEFL career spans over 20 years. After graduating with a BA Degree in English, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and a TEFL qualification, she decided to teach English abroad for six years both in Botswana Africa and Tel Aviv Israel. Since then Michelle has been teaching English to adults in Limerick City. Her students come from over 30 different countries from Afghanistan to Brazil.

  • Top Travel Spot: Italy
  • Favorite Food: Lebanese
  • Best Part of Travel: Having adventures into the unknown
  • Would Love to Visit: India
Gillian Scott

Academic Assessor

DELTA and PGDE trained Gillian is also currently studying for a Masters in TESOL. Her international career spans Italy and the UK, and includes teaching English, working as a Director of Studies and delivering teacher training. Her teaching specialism is exam preparation.

Top Travel Spot: Everywhere in Italy!
Favorite Food: Pizza – especially pizza parmigiana (the fried aubergine dish used as a topping!)
Best Part of Travel: Seeing a new place for the first time
Would Love to Visit: Australia

Partnerships & Development

Rosie Mansfield

Managing Director

Rosie has an impressive business career spanning 10+ years in the ESL training
field. Always her favorite subject, she studied an English degree in Scotland. Her
passion for travel and exploration is infectious, and her expertise is second to

Top Travel Spot: Vietnam – all of it!

Favorite Food: Anything spicy, extra spicy

Best Part of Travel: Diversity… of food, culture, people

Would Love to Visit: Japan

Ian O’sullivan


Ian’s educational travel career spans almost 20 years. In his opinion, travel is one of the most valuable educations you’ll ever get. This adventure-loving, dog-owning fitness enthusiast has a passion for living life to the fullest. Make every day count.

Top Travel Spot: Peru (and Greece)

Favorite Food: a Vindaloo!

Best Part of Travel: The unexpected

Would Love to Visit: Everywhere, I’m 1/2 way there at 100 countries

Deirdre Bounds


Deirdre’s inspirational TEFL journey saw her teach abroad in Japan, China, Australia and Greece. On returning home she began work to share the knowledge she’d gained from her time teaching English abroad, developing the world’s first online TEFL course in the 1990s.

Top Travel Spot: Greece

Favorite Food: Yakitori

Best Part of Travel: The surprise

Would Love to Visit: Bali

Sandra Lane

Operations Manager

Travel addict Sandra has visited more than 30 countries, it’s her favorite thing to do when she’s not playing guitar, baking treats or crafting. You’ll often find her nose in a great book or rounding up the family to set off on a refreshing hike.

Top Travel Spot: Bella Italia

Favorite Food: Empanadas con queso from the oldest Latin American restaurant in Berlin

Best Part of Travel: You learn to trust your instincts, learn new things (also about yourself). You can reinvent yourself and meet lots of interesting people.

Would Love to Visit: Patagonia and New Zealand

Megan Cronin

Marketing & Affiliates Manager

Megan is dotty about polka dots and rockin’ n’ rollin’ with her roller derby team. Media Meg also enjoys learning different languages, but never stuck with one long enough to become fluent! Fun fact: Megan collects an accordion fan from every country she’s been to!

Top Travel Spot: Greece

Favorite Food: Nachos (with all the toppings!)

Best Part of Travel: Experiencing different cultures and celebrations

Would Love to Visit: Mexico

Kate McCarthy

Marketing Executive

Student of Marketing & Digital Media, Kate is also studying her 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course. She is a keen sportswoman and plays camogie competitively as well as volunteering at events to help support charities at home and abroad.

Top Travel Spot: America (Vegas & San Diego).

Food: Risotto (Any type)

Best part about travel: Meeting new people, trying new foods!

Would love to visit: Italy & Vietnam

Digital Wizards

Przemek Solan

Website Developer

Chess-addict Przemek is our Web Developer. This movie buff enjoys Lord of the Rings and The Shawshank Redemption but they’re not the only classics he loves. Przemek also has a keen interest in literature and ancient manuscripts. #checkmate

Top Travel Spot: Kraków

Favorite Food: Chicken Tikka Masala

Best Part of Travel: Exploring new places

Would Love to Visit: Rome

Darragh Mangan

Lead Designer

#VisCom specialist Darragh is responsible for making sure our website looks on point. This guitar-owning rock music fan also loves a good soccer match. He’s the office comedian and has absolutely no guitar-playing skills.

Top Travel spot: Rome, Italy

Favorite Food: Beef bourguignon

Best Part of Travel: Meeting cool people that you can have a good laugh/beer with

Would Love to Visit: New York

Darragh in Thailand

Thailand Teacher Orientation

Visiting our teachers abroad is important to us and clearly, so is twinning. These two showcase our motto perfectly… “the team that travels together, stays together!’

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