Hannah Juby – Business Owner

Hannah Juby

I am a native English speaker with a BA (Hons) Modern European Languages (French and Spanish) from Durham University and a Cambridge Delta (Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Currently based in North-East England, I offer teaching, proofreading and translation services in English, French and Spanish, supported by other teachers, proofreaders and translators. I’m also the Chair of Governors at Durham Gilesgate Primary School.

Teaching Experience

2006 to date: Express Language

Hannah teaching English

Since 2006, Express Language has been offering language courses in English, French and Spanish to individuals, groups, families and school classes. Over the years, we have been able to submit some of our learners for GCSEs and A levels, and have also helped prepare some of them for university exams. Language programmes are tailored to students’ abilities and preferences. My work has included working with agencies and institutions such as Primary PPA Cover, Listen & Learn, International House Newcastle and Gateshead Council. Below are some examples of the work I’ve done for and with such companies and agencies. These are in addition to Express Language’s own courses, which we have been running since we opened in 2006.

2017 to 2018: Durham Prison

At Durham Prison I taught ESOL to groups of men. This was a dynamic and exciting job where every day and every learner was different. I taught differentiated classes to cater for the variety of abilities in each group. This included creating my own context-appropriate resources for teaching phonics to adults; teaching writing and communication skills to help with everyday life; and running discussion groups to encourage critical and reflective thinking, listening skills and turn taking.

2017 to 2018 PPA Cover and Clubs Complete

With Primary PPA Cover, I taught French to Years 1 to 6 in Bluebell Meadow Primary School

With its sister company, Clubs Complete, I taught a ‘Bake Off’ club, delivering pre-planned sessions to groups of 20 children from Reception to Year 2, supporting them in writing or drawing recipes after cooking, encouraging them to use skills learnt in their art, maths and literacy lessons.

2014 to 2018 Gateshead Muslim Community Centre

Working as a team with teachers Cath Batey and Helga Put and Centre Manager, Afroz Qureshi, we provided a course in English for Employability for women attending the community centre. Women were empowered in their learning through differentiated classes, with some learning to read and write, and others beginning the process of applying for jobs. The classes also involved some training in the use of I.T.

2009 to 2011 Spennymoor Comprehensive School

I taught one-to-one English classes at the school to an EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupil, to support her with her school studies.

2008 to 2009 Hollyacre Care Home

Express Language provided English lessons at the care home to a carer whose first language was not English. This helped her gain confidence in communicating in English at work and in everyday life.

2008 EFL Rickmansworth

At Rickmansworth School, I taught a week-long intensive English course to a class of secondary school pupils from Italy. The course included a trip to London, which was integrated with a variety of learning activities in order to get the maximum educational benefit from the trip. High School Musical and rapping (with good pronunciation, naturalmente!) also featured in the course, which helped to keep the interest of the students!

2004 to 2005: Durham University Student Community Action

Hannah using drama techniques

I worked with Durham University Student Community Action to teach drama to children at an after-school club. Drama is an important language tool, and is often encouraged in Express Language lessons, where drama techniques help students learn to speak clearly and confidently.

September 2003 to February 2004: Aéroports De Paris

As a part of my university year abroad, I helped airport employees through language studies as a part of their training for employment. This included researching and creating new learning resources, giving guidance on formal writing and teaching grammar and pronunciation to small groups and individuals. I also hosted discussion groups and debates on topics of interest. Students were allocated classes according to their ability level, and were given individual help with new vocabulary and grammatical structures they had learnt, as well as patient training in pronunciation.

Summer 2001 and 2002: EF Language Travel

Hannah teaching a group of children

I taught daily English classes of about 20 European children and teenagers. The pupils were on holiday, so fun was the key. They especially liked the games! Students enjoyed using English to make friends with children from other countries, and to buy ice-creams and souvenirs during excursions!

Relevant Training and Education

International House Newcastle
Cambridge Delta (Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
City & Guilds
9295 Certificate in Adult Learner Support (NVQ Level 2)
Including modules on Literacy and ESOL
Durham University
BA Hons Modern European Languages (French and Spanish)
Classification 2:1
St. Ivo School  

Other courses

Durham County Council
March 2021
Preparation for Ofsted
Westminster Adult Education Service
January 2021
Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Safeguarding Training Centre (The Key)
December 2020
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Create Skills Ltd
March 2019
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (Level 2)
Help First Aid Training 2013
First Aid at Work