Academia McGinty

¿Por qué elegir McGinty School of English?

Por nuestra trayectoria y eficaz metodología en la que aplicamos los últimos avances tecnológicos para que el aprendizaje sea más interactivo. 

Llevamos mas que 20 años ofreciendo a nuestros alumnos la más completa oferta lectiva en cursos de inglés para todas las necesidades.





¿Cómo empezó todo?


En el año 2000 nuestra academia abrió sus puertas por primera vez en Almería con un nuevo método para aprender inglés basado en el dominio de las cinco destrezas del idioma: escritura, comprensión, lectura, habla y escucha. Desde entonces no hemos parado de cosechar éxitos y abrir nuevos centros McGinty School por toda la provincia de Almería.

Un método de enseñanza eficaz e innovador

Conoce a nuestro Staff

Angus McGinty

Soy de Edimburgo, Escocia. Fundé McGinty School of English en el año 2000. Desde entonces no hemos parado de innovar y crecer. Me encanta el mundo de la enseñanza y mi trabajo, no existen dos días iguales. Me da una enorme satisfacción ver alumnos comenzar su aprendizaje del idioma con nosotros y terminar logrando sus objetivos de obtener una formación completa y con las herramientas necesarias para enfrentarse a un mundo globalizado.

Isabel Sánchez Morales

Administración / Recepción
Soy de Almería y comencé a trabajar en McGinty en 2009, desde entonces me encargo de labores administrativas y atención al cliente. Me encanta trabajar codo con codo con los profesores y ver a nuestros alumnos alcanzar todos sus objetivos.

Estrella Fernández Blanes

Administración / Recepción
Soy de la Alpujarra almeriense y los idiomas siempre fueron mi pasión desde mi infancia. Con anterioridad he trabajado en mediación cultural, asesoramiento laboral y programas de formación. En 2010 comencé a trabajar en McGinty desarrollando labores de administración y atención al cliente. Es una enorme satisfacción para mi poder asesorar y ver crecer a cada uno de nuestros alumnos tanto a nivel educativo como personal.

Chris Johnson

Academic Manager
I am from Newquay in Cornwall, in the South West of England. I have been teaching for 15 years. I have worked in England, Australia, Germany, Seville, Malaga and Almeria. I am passionate about teaching and have also obtained my DELTA (Diploma) and a Masters in teaching English. I have been an academic manager for 8 years and I am now the Academic manager at McGinty. I love teaching all levels from VYL to C2. I have also been a Cambridge examiner for B1, B2 and C1.

Nick Maxwell

Operations Manager
I’m from Birmingham. I´ve been teaching for more than 14 years and apart from the UK, I have worked in Figueres, Las Palmas, Valencia, and Huelva before deciding to move to Almería in 2014. I am now the Operations Manager for the school. I´m also very proficient with IT and help to keep all of the systems running correctly in the school .

Emma Gordon

I’m from Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, I taught in the UK for 2 years before moving to Spain in 2016. I have taught in both Almería and Benalmádena, but have always felt happier and more at home in Almería, I thoroughly enjoy working at the school and it gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to help students, especially the little ones to learn and excel in the use of English language in a fun and enjoyable way. 

Sam Pennington

I’m from Manchester and have lived and worked in Spain since 2007 before joining McGinty school in 2012. As a teacher, my aim is to promote a comfortable, relaxed and fun environment for students. I consider myself to be humble, honest and empathetic, especially when working with young learners. I teach all levels, from young learners to adults, which include preparing students for the Official Cambridge English Exams.

Simona Gargiulo

Since graduating as a teacher I have been teaching for over 13 years, firstly in Italy, then in the UK and the last 9 years for McGinty. I teach a variety of ages and levels but have specialised in secondary school levels and in particular B2. Teaching is my passion and I get so much satisfaction from seeing my students progress and achieve their goals.

Victoria Kell

I’m from Liverpool. I´ve been teaching for 14 years, both in Italy and Spain. I truly believe that one of the greatest gifts that we can give students is the ability to be able to communicate in another language. I very much enjoy working with young children and teaching all my students lots of English vocabulary through fun, communicative activities, and helping them to build a linguistic foundation.

Carrie Stephens

I’m Carrie from Shropshire, UK. I’ve been teaching English since 2012. I’ve spent most of my teaching career in Spain, but I’ve also taught in the UK, Southern France and Sicily. I moved to Almeria and started working for McGinty School of English in September 2019. I enjoy all aspects of teaching, as I truly believe it’s one of the best jobs in the world! One of the reasons why I love it so much is because every day is different, and I like new challenges. I love being able to teach all levels and get to know my students and their individual goals.

Toby Macmillan

I’ve been teaching for over 20 years. I´ve taught in many different countries including Sri Lanka, Greece, Andorra and Latin America, to name a few. I arrived in Almería in 2016, after having lived in Mexico for 8 years. I teach all ages and abilities and thoroughly enjoy every second of it.

Natalie Oram

I’m from South Africa but have been living in Almeria since 2013. After graduating from university in 2006, I started my teaching career in Japan and then in Moscow, Russia where I continued to study and work (and froze) for two years. I’ve been working at McGinty School of English for the past 9 years as both a teacher and co-coordinator. I pride myself in my ability to teach all ages and levels and the variety is what I like most about working here.

Laura Gibbard

I´m from the Lake District in the UK. I´ve been teaching English for 10 years in Poland, the UK and Spain. I love teaching infants, primary, secondary and adults! Every class is different and I love making them fun, dynamic and engaging.

John Uter

I have been a teacher for around 10 years. I’m British and have worked in both the UK and America. I came to Spain at the end of 2007 and have worked for McGinty School of English for 4 years in both Almeria city and Aguadulce. I enjoy teaching because it gives me great pleasure to hear and see students progress. My favourite levels to teach are 7 years and older.

Kirsten McDonald

I have been teaching English since 2013, firstly in Jaen before moving to Chile and then returning to Spain in 2019 to join McGinty School of English. I like to make my classes very high energy and fun. I work best with young children as they are so open to learning. I love teaching because no two days are the same. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing how a student can progress throughout the year.

Pamela (Jackie) Stacey

I´m from the UK but have lived in Almería for 22 years now. For the duration of this time I have worked in English academies teaching all levels and ages from young children up to University students and adults I have a very wide range of hobbies and interests which include everything from gardening to motorcycling. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, visiting historical monuments and places of cultural interest with my family

David Martinez Gil

I have been involved in education for the last 25 years, both teaching and other aspects of it. I worked in Manchester, Liverpool, Barcelona, Girona and now in Almería. I like teaching different levels and my classes are dynamic and fun, making learning much more enjoyable . I look forward to meeting you in my classes.

Toby McMillan

I’ve been teaching for over 20 years. I´ve taught in many different countries including Sri Lanka, Greece, Andorra and Latin America, to name a few. I arrived in Almería in 2016, after having lived in Mexico for 8 years. I teach all ages and abilities and thoroughly enjoy every second of it.

Tim Baker

I’m from Brighton. I began my teaching career in Brighton in 2010 before moving to Asia. After a few years in Hanoi, Vietnam, Seville and Italy I arrived in Almería in 2018. My love of language makes teaching the perfect job for me. Whether I’m teaching young learners or adults, beginners or advanced, I get a great sense of satisfaction from seeing my students progress.

Nim Shukla

My name is Nim. I´ve lived my life so far in 4 countries on 3 continents in Kenya, India, England (where I was born) and now Spain. I left the UK in 2016 to start my teaching career in Spain. In my 6 years of teaching, I´ve learned many things along the way. I enjoy celebrating the success of each and every one of my students, and love working with all ages and levels. Teaching has taught me that the teacher is also a student in the classroom, I am continuing to learn from my students and their experiences every day.

Chris Milton

I’m from Aberdeen (Scotland). I’ve been teaching for around 10 years, in various countries including Indonesia, Scotland and Spain. I am a qualified UK school teacher but prefer the wonderful world of English language teaching. I have been with McGinty ever since I moved to Spain. One of the things I love about teaching English is the variety of ages and levels I get to interact with on a daily basis.

Anthony O´Callaghan

I`m from Eastbourne in The United Kingdom and have been teaching for over 30 years. I have a lot of experience in education both in the UK and in Spain. Teaching is my vocation, I always wanted to teach as I enjoy the dynamics of the classroom, helping learners to develop their skills and watch them grow in confidence and ability. There is so much satisfaction to being a teacher.

Jeremy Pilbrow

I’m from Brighton. I have been teaching for 26 years in Israel, Lebanon, Germany and now Almeria, I taught at the University of Brighton for 15 years. I have taught academic and business English to University students and adults in Britain and in Germany. I am enjoying the variety of teaching experiences here at McGinty School of English and the challenge of learning Spanish.

Steph Bungay

Since moving from Edinburgh in Scotland to Spain, I have been teaching English for a number of years. I believe that language is really important because it helps us to understand the history and culture of different countries as well as being able to live or work with that language. For me it is important to build relationships with my students and to support them as they grow in confidence and enjoyment with English.

Steve Stone

I’m from Australia and started my teaching career there. I´ve also taught in other countries including Vietnam, Turkey and France. I’ve been teaching English for over 10 years and find it extremely rewarding to be able to help students, from children to adults, to achieve their goals in English. I really enjoy teaching and especially love those ‘light bulb’ moments when students start to use their English in new ways!

Lucia Ivan

After I graduated as a Teacher of English Language and Literature in 2013, I started teaching in Hungary and then in Kuwait. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with pre-sessional students in the UK for two summers and spent five years in Budapest, Hungary, teaching many different levels and ages both online and offline. Even though I have specialized in secondary school levels and teaching adults, I really enjoy the variety of level and ages I get to teach here at McGinty. What gives me great pleasure is seeing my students’ progress throughout the courses.