Language Academy

Language Academy Staff

The teaching staff at the Language Academy are all qualified in their specialised area and will provide students with the knowledge, skillset, confidence and support needed to be successful.

Our staff have taught English all over the world and are now dedicated to helping international students coming to the UK improve their English language skills.

The transition to the UK and university life can be difficult at first, and our staff are always on-hand to help provide friendly support and guidance needed to make your UCLan experience as enjoyable as possible.

Here’s what some of our students have said about The Language Academy’s teaching staff:

“I had awesome teachers at the summer school. Their dedication and attention to every student fascinated me. It’s only thanks to them that I had such a magnificent summer.” Ramziddin Mansurov, summer school student, 2014

“All of our tutors were helpful, full of understanding and patient.” Joanna Mavridou, Autumn 2014

“I would like to thank all the staff at the summer school. They all helped me have a very enjoyable summer. I will never forget their kindness, friendship and politeness.” Muyassar Kurbanova, summer school student, 2014


Director of Studies

Matt Thurston 01772 895455

Academic Teaching Team

David Ridley 01772 893154

Laura Walker 01772894138

John Moggan 01772 894247

Janet Applegarth 01772 894249

Hillary Ross

Language Testing Team

Chris McGuirk 01772 894131

Administration Team

Charlotte Walden 01772 893153

Mark Pan  01772 896427