Joann Ranson, English and Theory of Knowledge Teacher

I believe that learning should be as enjoyable and authentic as possible. I am passionate about reading for pleasure and enjoy taking students out of the classroom to learn in a variety of ways.

Born to parents of the UK and Maltese descent, I enjoyed travel from an early age and have since worked and lived in the UK, Brunei, Beijing and Hong Kong. I have twenty years of teaching experience and over 10 years teaching in international education. I was educated in the UK and studied at Goldsmith University and the University of Leeds where I also completed a Master’s Degree in Education, focusing on English as an Additional Language.

I love art galleries, markets, old bookstores and the theatre.


Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Leeds (UK)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education in English from the University of London, Goldsmiths College (UK)
Bachelor of Arts in English Literary Studies and Psychology from Middlesex University (UK).

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