Meet The Bond Street Languages team

Every member of the BSL teaching team has academic qualifications in linguistics, as well as university-level teaching qualifications. They're also all passionate, patient and (pleasantly) persistent. They''ll get you where you want to go.

You can read more about the team and what they've been up to on our blog.

Ana Herrera Spanish A qualified and passionate teacher and skilled linguist (fluent in four languages, no less!), Ana founded Bond Street Languages in 1995. Her mission: to make it easier for others to learn languages than it had been for her. Over the last twenty years, Ana has built a skilled team and developed a proven teaching method which has changed the lives of thousands of clients.  Read Ana's story

Ana Herrera

Spanish

A qualified and passionate teacher and skilled linguist (fluent in four languages, no less!), Ana founded Bond Street Languages in 1995. Her mission: to make it easier for others to learn languages than it had been for her. Over the last twenty years, Ana has built a skilled team and developed a proven teaching method which has changed the lives of thousands of clients. 

Read Ana's story

Ana Spanish & German Ana grew up in Spain, and has a degree in German and English. Before moving to the UK, Ana lived and studied for four years in Germany where she taught Spanish and completed her Spanish PGCE equivalent. She cut her teaching teeth in London secondary schools, and has been teaching Spanish and German at Bond Street Languages for six years. For Ana, teaching is a passion and a vocation. Her personal motto is “Nothing is impossible”: she gets her clients to the level they want to reach, no matter what it takes. 

Ana

Spanish & German

Ana grew up in Spain, and has a degree in German and English. Before moving to the UK, Ana lived and studied for four years in Germany where she taught Spanish and completed her Spanish PGCE equivalent. She cut her teaching teeth in London secondary schools, and has been teaching Spanish and German at Bond Street Languages for six years. For Ana, teaching is a passion and a vocation. Her personal motto is “Nothing is impossible”: she gets her clients to the level they want to reach, no matter what it takes. 

Alejandro Spanish Alejandro has been teaching languages since graduating in 2003: first at a prestigious bilingual school in Spain then in London, at schools in Dulwich, and Clapham Old Town. He is passionate about teaching, and enjoys the luxury of working with clients one-to-one: responding to unique needs and adapting learning activities to each client’s personality, mental processes, interests, and pace.

Alejandro

Spanish

Alejandro has been teaching languages since graduating in 2003: first at a prestigious bilingual school in Spain then in London, at schools in Dulwich, and Clapham Old Town. He is passionate about teaching, and enjoys the luxury of working with clients one-to-one: responding to unique needs and adapting learning activities to each client’s personality, mental processes, interests, and pace.

 
Ugo Italian Ugo Grazioli. An Italian language trained tutor with over two decades of experience in teaching, Ugo teaches his native language to a variety of learners with a variety of needs. He has a sound knowledge of both linguistics and grammar, together with a comprehensive understanding of teaching skills. He is truly passionate about his job, and has been working with BSL for 10 years. Clients agree that Ugo has a "special magic" which gets you speaking Italian from the very first minute.

Ugo

Italian

Ugo Grazioli. An Italian language trained tutor with over two decades of experience in teaching, Ugo teaches his native language to a variety of learners with a variety of needs. He has a sound knowledge of both linguistics and grammar, together with a comprehensive understanding of teaching skills. He is truly passionate about his job, and has been working with BSL for 10 years. Clients agree that Ugo has a "special magic" which gets you speaking Italian from the very first minute.

Elisabetta Italian Elisabetta is a professional linguist with a sophisticated knowledge of Italian language and literature, art and urban theory. She has taught Italian in Milan, Hamburg, San Francisco and London and has been engaged in academic research on Italian modern literature since 2014. She is a convener of the Future Cities Project Readers’ Group and a contributor to The Future of Community. She’s an experienced communicator and teacher, with a love of knowledge and a commitment to teaching and learning.

Elisabetta

Italian

Elisabetta is a professional linguist with a sophisticated knowledge of Italian language and literature, art and urban theory. She has taught Italian in Milan, Hamburg, San Francisco and London and has been engaged in academic research on Italian modern literature since 2014. She is a convener of the Future Cities Project Readers’ Group and a contributor to The Future of Community. She’s an experienced communicator and teacher, with a love of knowledge and a commitment to teaching and learning.

Julia Julia has over 10 years experience teaching German and Russian working both one-to-one and in the group setting. She has an MA degree in Foreign Languages from Tartu University, Estonia, and furthered her language studies at the University of Duisbug-Essen in Germany.

Julia

Julia has over 10 years experience teaching German and Russian working both one-to-one and in the group setting. She has an MA degree in Foreign Languages from Tartu University, Estonia, and furthered her language studies at the University of Duisbug-Essen in Germany.

Vanessa Spanish Vanessa completed a journalism degree before qualifying as a language teacher in Madrid. She travelled through Europe and Latin America, then gained an MA in Intercultural Communication from UCL. She’s been teaching Spanish in London for nine years, and has designed and produced her own teaching materials. She takes a communicative and interactive approach informed by her fascination with languages and culture.

Vanessa

Spanish

Vanessa completed a journalism degree before qualifying as a language teacher in Madrid. She travelled through Europe and Latin America, then gained an MA in Intercultural Communication from UCL. She’s been teaching Spanish in London for nine years, and has designed and produced her own teaching materials. She takes a communicative and interactive approach informed by her fascination with languages and culture.