Native English School – București, Str. Aviator Jean Texier, nr. 17

  • Samantha: + 40 739 881 818
  • samantha@nativenglishschool.com

Native English School is exactly what the name suggests – a place where you can come to learn English with a native. A place where you can fully immerse yourself in the language through engaging, energetic and exciting lessons, clubs or activities and truly learn how to pronounce and speak English like a native.

Samantha Teasdale
Founder, Coordinator, English Teacher
+10 years of experience

Samantha Teasdale, born in Cheshire, United Kingdom, moved to Romania in 2012. With a passion for teaching and over 10 years teaching experience, Samantha decided in 2018 to realise one of her dream projects and opened her second language centre, Native English School, in the heart of Bucharest.

My name is Samantha Teasdale. Originally from the UK, I moved to Romania with my husband, dog and small daughter, Anna, in 2012. Previously from a Customer Relations, PR and Marketing background, I qualified as a TEFL Teacher in 2010 and since then have had the wonderful opportunity to teach English to countless Romanian children and adults. Just as my family has grown since moving here (I now have 2 kids, 2 dogs and a cat!), so has my love for this country and its people and I’m proud to call Bucharest, Romania my home.
– Samantha Teasdale

Jeremy Closs
English Teacher
+5 years of experience

Jeremy Closs is a qualified teacher from California, United States. He moved to Romania in 2019 after meeting his now Romanian wife Adina at University in the United States.

Jeremy is a highly experienced teacher, with extensive experience of teaching English, Maths and Science. Jeremy is passionate about teaching and in his spare time volunteers at Teen Challenge Romania, helping teenagers and young adults learn English and social integration.

Garry Baker
English Teacher
+10 years of experience

Garry Baker, originally from Bristol in the UK, moved to Romania in 2018.  Garry has been teaching English for over 10 years, with experience at various international schools around the world, including in Bahrain and Thailand.

He started out in the newspaper industry in his home town of Bristol, England but fell in love with teaching once he and his family moved abroad.

Garry has experience teaching Information and Communication Technology and Physical Education as well as Learning Support and English as a Second Language and has since expanded his knowledge by completing a 120 hour TEFL certificate.

His other passion is football where he has obtained a Level 2 English Football Association certificate and coaches children from the age of 5 to 15, here in Bucharest.

Cath O'Shea
Summer School Teacher
+8 years of experience

Cath O’Shea, originally from Bristol, South West England, moved to Bucharest in 2011. Cath has 8 years of experience teaching English as a second language to kindergarten and primary school age children. She has worked at the Bucharest Christian Academy and various language school in Bucharest. Cath also volunteers at a Christian non profit organisation called Refuge Center where she works with children in the orphanage or government run apartments in sector 5 of Bucharest.

In her spare time, Cath  enjoys going to the cinema or to the local park near where she lives. She also attends the International Church of Bucharest where she helps to run a Sunday school group.

Claire Melinte
English Teacher
+10 years of experience

Claire Melinte was born and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She has a History degree from Sheffield Hallam University, is TEFL certified and has over 10 years experience of teaching English. In 2007 Claire moved to Romania to set up a charity organization, ‘Asociația Bunul Samaritean’, caring for disabled adults and vulnerable children in Galati. Since then her teaching experience has been both vast and varied, with private and group lessons for young learners, teens and adults.

John Cullen
English Teacher
+5 years of experience

john Cullen was born and raised in Ireland. He has a Bachelor degree in English Literature, Masters degree in Marketing, and is TEFL certified. He decided to become a teacher while rebuilding schools in Nepal after the earthquake in 2015. The following year, John came to Romania to oversee an English teaching project in a school for children with learning difficulties, and he fell in love with the country. He moved to Brasov in 2017 and lived there for three years before returning to Ireland. Aside from Romania, John has also taught English in Switzerland, Tanzania, and Nepal. He began teaching English online in 2018 and loves every minute of it.