Meet the Director of TEFL Toulouse
Jonathan's TEFL CV
Jonathan Davies is the founder and lead trainer of TEFL TOULOUSE. With family roots in Wales, he grew up in Exeter in South West England, has been a teacher trainer since 2003, and as a TEFL Course Director since 2006, running TEFL PARIS before opening his own training centre, TEFL TOULOUSE. He has over 20 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language, in Spain, France and the UK. He first fell in love with Toulouse as an exchange student in 1991, and taught his first ever English lessons there, so he was thrilled to come back 18 years later to offer the only externally validated 4 week TEFL Certificate course in south west France.
Jonathan originally comes from a school teaching background, with a PGCE in TEFL and Modern Languages (Spanish and French), and his resulting area of expertise in classroom management and young learners. He gave seminars about these for British Council centres in Spain during his time teaching at the Young Learners' centre in Barcelona in the mid 1990's.
He is also a Cambridge TKT (a type of TEFL course for non-native speakers) Practical Assessor, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation from Spanish to English, and is a qualified Educational Travel Tour Director for France and Spain -so he knows these two countries inside out!
In the 'noughties' he taught English as a Foreign Language at the Universities of Barcelona and the University of Exeter in the summer, and at The Cambridge Centre in Toulouse. Before opening TEFL TOULOUSE, he spent two years as the Course Director at TEFL Paris, and before that spent 10 years in Barcelona, where he was a teacher trainer at several teacher training centres in the city.
Jonathan is very enthusiastic about road cycling, music, food, coffee, wine and restaurants. He is a great fan of Toulouse and the surrounding regions. Who better to welcome you to La Ville Rose!