Naomi Azevedo

Lecturer in English as an Additional Language

Naomi Azevedo

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills that any person can obtain, and I am passionate about helping non-native speakers achieve this level of language ability.

My interest in the English language and its idiosyncrasies has shaped my life to this point, with a period spent in Spain teaching EAL to students from 3-70 years old, followed by the formation of my own successful English tuition company, Essential English.

Having been the learner of a foreign language myself, I feel that this has enabled me to have a particular understanding of the difficulties encountered by learners, and a sense of how to overcome these. I particularly enjoy assisting my students to further their lives, academic progress and careers in the UK, and have written a book to this effect entitled ‘English you (actually) need’, due for publication this year.


  • BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • TEFL Certificate

Teaching expertise

  • Large classes
  • Individual lessons and mentorship

Research Interests

  • Linguistics
  • Methodology for EAL teaching

Contact details

T: +44 (0)7875 021 557


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