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

Cheikh Ngom

I love teaching because it’s my main passion. Through teaching I have an excellent opportunity to learn and share my knowledge. I have been teaching English for more than 15 years now and at the British Council since 2014. 


Ibrahima Ciss

I’ve been a teacher of English for 17 years. The thing I like about it is that your job is to teach, but you’re actually a learner at the same time. You discover new things and exchange ideas with other people. This makes it very stimulating!

Marème Sarr

What I like about young students is their innocence and their keen desire to discover new things. I find it particularly enjoyable to work with them on oral and written skills because they assimilate quickly and I am able to quantify the progress we have made. I joined the British Council in March 2015.

Papa Thiam

I have been teaching English for the past 35 years and have developed a positive passion for education. Teaching has allowed me to learn a lot from so many different people. I have been teaching at the British Council since 2014.