Meet the team: Giorgia Gonzalez

Giorgia Gonzalez is really the heart of the school. She is both our Centre Manager, and our Customer Support Manager, so is here to help you get the most out of living and studying English in Brighton. 


Where are you from?

I am from a town in the centre of Italy called Fabriano.

When did you move to Brighton and why?

Meet the Teachers: Andy Smith

Welcome to Meet the Teachers! The new way to get to know everyone at Castle School of English in Brighton, or just catch up with your favourite teachers. Our first teacher is Andy Smith who has been with us for several years now. He is a very popular teacher who is well known for his fun and educational General English and IELTS class in Brighton. 


Hello Andy. Please tell us some more about yourself. How long have you been a teacher?

​Since 2015, although I also taught in France for a year a long time ago. Before doing my teaching qualification I had a corporate job and decided to do something different with my life.

Where did you do your training?

Learn English in 2020!

Happy New Year to all from Castle School of English. We have had a very enjoyable Christmas break and now we are back hoping to make 2020 our best year yet!

Have you been thinking about taking an English course this year? If you have, why not take a look at our website? You will find descriptions of the different classes we offer, learn more about our accommodation and you can even use our course calculator to find the price for the best course to suit you. We also add weekly blogs with helpful tips on adjusting to life in the UK and all the amazing events that Brighton has to offer.

The teaching philosophy at Castle School

Learn English faster

Students learn English faster when they are motivated. This has always been the fundamental principle behind Castle School’s teaching philosophy. We believe that enhancing each student’s motivation is the key to a successful and enjoyable learning experience.

Students are motivated by a wide range of factors. There are many different types of motivation. For example, most students are motivated to learn English because it will improve their employment prospects. Many people also want to learn English so that they can communicate and socialise more easily when they travel. These are examples of why students book an English course in the first place. However, what about motivation in the classroom, during a lesson?