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Hannah Wilkinson

Founder of Virtually Fluent

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I’m from the United Kingdom and grew up in the countryside of North Yorkshire as “a Yorkshire lass” (as the locals would say). My love for languages began from a young age and I pursued them alongside International Business Management at university. As part of the Erasmus programme, I was able to spend my third year of university living and studying in Germany and it was here I took on my first “job” as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher. After graduating university, I was drawn to an EFL qualification course in Barcelona and this is where my life as an EFL teacher began. I took specialised courses in Business English and teaching young learners and started private and group classes. It was during my time in Barcelona that I decided to set up my company and after 3 amazing years in Barcelona, we returned to the UK where I now work full-time as managing director and online teacher at Virtually Fluent. 

Experience

2018 - Present

Founded Virtually Fluent Ltd.

I decided to create my own company to teach English using modern technology.  This gives more people the opportunity to learn English at their own pace and at a time that suits their schedule and to easily connect to other English learners.

I have combined my business skills and knowledge from my university degrees and my teaching expertise to build this educational company.

2016-2018

Teacher of English in Barcelona, Spain

I’ve worked as an English teacher in many schools, language academies and businesses, teaching English to all levels, all ages and in completely ranging industries.  I’ve taught in the media, logistics, legal, construction and automotive industries to employees, managers, directors and C-suite members.

2014-2015

Teacher of English in Bamberg, Germany

My first teaching experience was in Germany where I taught small and individual conversational English classes. 

Education

2017-2018

MA Integral Logistics, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management

INSA Business School, Spain

Thesis: The impact of virtual education on students learning English as a foreign language.

2016

Trinity CertTESOL Teaching Qualification Spain

Oxford House, Spain

2012-2015

MA International Business Management with Languages

Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Otto-Friedrich Universität, Germany