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The TESOL Staff

All of the teaching staff at INTESOL have a high level of education and years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages.

We look forward to wishing you a warm welcome.

TEFL Trainer Nicaragua

Paul Mallick

(Director and TEFL trainer)

Paul’s love of teaching has seen him work and volunteer in many countries, including Spain, the UK and Nicaragua. An experienced teacher, he has built a solid reputation among his Nicaraguan students as a patient, reliable and knowledgeable educator. He is passionate about the natural beauty of Granada and the surrounding area. This, and his interest in meeting new people, led him to setting up INTESOL Nicaragua, Granada’s first TEFL teaching school.

Prior to teaching, Paul managed several restaurants for a large restaurant chain in the UK. He successfully founded and operated an online retail start-up which he grew into a profitable business. Paul’s entrepreneurial skills inform his teaching style and make his lessons engaging and varied. When he’s not teaching, Paul can be found kayaking on the nearby Lago de Apoyo, enjoying a mojito at his favourite restaurant or chasing after his two cats.

TEFL Teacher Nicaragua

Harriet Parker

(Director and TEFL trainer)

Harriet holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and has worked as a solicitor for a leading commercial law firm in the UK. Her experience dealing with landlord and tenant disputes has proven a solid foundation for understanding, motivating and educating adults. TESOL certified, Harriet is focused and driven, and ensures her lessons deliver the best learning outcomes for her students.

Alongside her teacher training, Harriet runs workshops for local Nicaraguans working in the tourism industry, equipping them with the English skills needed to communicate effectively with their customers. Harriet has traveled extensively and is adept at understanding the needs of various cultures and tailoring her teaching to different learning styles. Outside of teaching, Harriet enjoys paddle boarding on Lake Nicaragua, practising yoga and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Marketing Staff TEFL Nicaragua

Amy Blackmur

(Administration and Social Media Coordinator)

Amy spent several months traveling through Central America, and fell in love with the relaxed and friendly nature of Granada and its people. So much so, she never left. Her project management background well equips her to manage the day-to-day operations of INTESOL Nicaragua.

A traveler herself, she is sensitive to the needs of students new to the country, and ensures they receive the information necessary to making their stay in Granada as comfortable as possible. In addition, Amy manages the school’s social media presence so you may find her lurking on Facebook or Instagram during office hours (at least that’s what she tells her boss). When she’s not working, Amy is usually at the gym, satisfying her caffeine addiction at her favourite cafe or hunting for Granada’s best Fritanga.

Chris TEFL Nicaragua

Chris Allodi

(Marketing, Communications and Events Advisor)

Chris has lived and worked in Nicaragua since 2010, running a successful guesthouse that is consistently voted number one on Trip Advisor. Over the last five years he has built a reliable network of contacts and is well placed to advise on Granada’s best tours, activities and events. He is a wealth of local information and is well accustomed to Nicaraguan culture. He provides support and advice to the team on living, working and running a business in Granada. Chris is currently overseeing the building of two new houses in Granada, while still finding time to indulge in a weekly massage.