About Me

Here is a little bit about me

Hi, I'm Vivien

I’m a native English teacher and Neurolanguage coach® based in Valencia, Spain. 

If you asked my friends and family about me, they’d say I’m always learning.

It’s true.  I love to learn!  I’m fascinated by neuroscience, emotional intelligence and brain-based learning and how it can help my students to fulfil their potential in class.

I’m especially passionate about helping women overcome their fears of speaking English, feel empowered and achieve their goals.

It’s important to me because I understand what it’s like to struggle with language learning.  I speak 6 languages!

1. English

I grew up and went to school in the UK and English is my native language.  I gained my prestigious CELTA teaching certificate in Manchester.

2. Spanish

I started Spanish classes at school when I was 13 and continued my studies at Coventry University (Bachelors in French and Spanish).  I spent six months of my Erasmus year in Valencia and I fell in love with the city!  I’ve lived here (on and off) for 5 years.

3. Cantonese

I was born in Hong Kong and I’ve always spoken Cantonese at home.

4. French

I started learning French when I was six years old with a private tutor, studied French at university and lived in Grenoble for six months as an Erasmus student.

5. Mandarin

I learned Mandarin when I lived in China for 2 years.

6. Portuguese

My partner is Portuguese so I’m learning so I can speak to his family.

I have made so many mistakes over the years!

I have been the worst speaker in the room.  I’ve been in Mandarin classes where I was completely out of my depth and, for a good month, I couldn’t understand a word the teacher said!


I didn’t stay the worst.

I learned to brush off the embarrassment and keep going.

I took control of my language learning.   I studied and I practiced.  I got a study buddy, I practiced speaking and I watched Chinese TV.

I soon started to see progress and I was moved up to the Advanced class.  I had deeper conversations with people.  It helped me make friends and it gave me a lot more flexibility and opportunities.

Improving my mindset and language skills improved my life.

Now I want to help you to do the same.

When I’m not teaching or learning, I enjoy Crossfit, salsa dancing (when we’re allowed), and picnics in the Túria river.  I also enjoy watching thrillers like “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Sinner” or really girly series like “Girl Boss” and “Emily in Paris”.

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