WE LOVE TO TALK

MEET OUR TEAM

Spanish, Irish, English, German, French, Polish and more!

ARANTXA LOPEZ MARTINEZ

Arantxa is the Director of ID Languages. She is from Vitoria-Gasteiz, (the beautiful capital of the Basque Country) and fluently speaks Basque, Spanish, French and English.

She studied Childhood Education & Language Teaching and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught Spanish in Madrid, Galway, Sligo, Dublin and Donegal and coordinates our trips to Spain.

Arantxa loves acting, singing & dancing and she also enjoys travelling and trying foods from all over the world.

DONALL O MARAIN

Donall grew up in Bundoran (Ireland). He speaks Gaelic, Hungarian, German and English fluently and has an interest in French as well.

He has lived in Italy, Germany & Hungary and has over 20 years of teaching experience. Donall leads the TEFL teacher training team and teaches English & Irish.

He has an interest in politics, theatre & literature, loves croissants in the morning and enjoys Pedro Almodovar’s movies.

FINN NI FHAOLAIN

Finn grew up in Ireland. She is a bestselling cookbook author, as well as a chef and marine biologist. Finn speaks Gaelic, Spanish, French & English and has lived in the US & Spain.

She delivers our famous cookery & bakery workshops through Irish and English and caters for our graduation events as well. Everyone she feeds, leaves smiling and with a full belly of goodness. Being a Coeliac herself, Finn specialises in gluten free food and is a lover of international cuisine.

Finn loves the ocean, surfing and travelling. She likes playing the bass and you may find her dancing in a dance floor near you. 

SYLWIA WAWRZYNIAK

Sylwia is from Poland and speaks Polish, German, & English fluently and Russian at a basic level. She is qualified in German Philology and has been teaching German for over 14 years. 

Sylwia has lived in Poland, Germany and Ireland and has taught in all three countries. She also specialises in B2B online teaching and works with students of all ages here at ID Languages.

Our first introduction to Polish food was thanks to Sylwia at our very first International Food & Dance event and we can confidently say she is a wonderful chef! She enjoys cooking and is a keen reader too.

ANITA KHAN

Anita is a local Ballyshannon girl, who studied a degree in French and Spanish at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Shortly afterwards, she did a TEFL course and moved to Spain. Throughout her time in Spain, she worked in various cities in the north, east and south, improving her language skills and helping others with their English skills.

Anita teaches English to students of all levels and Spanish to juniors and beginner/intermediate adult learners. She also delivers two modules of our TEFL course: Online teaching & ESL for children.

She likes travelling, animals, attending live music gigs and festivals, cooking and has an interest in photography.

NATHALIE MCGREAL

Nathalie is from Paris and she has an Honors Degree in Applied Languages from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. She studied French literature, Latin and modern languages in secondary and third level education. She loves French, English and German … linguistics and phonetics!

She has lived in Ireland for over 20 years and she enjoys travelling, baking, painting, music, photography and watching movies (French and foreign).

She has helped students at both junior and senior cycle level to improve their oral and written skills. Students in the ID Languages workshops have had fun making madeleines with Nathalie. Some have also shed tears …peeling the onions for French onion soup! Nathalie has also enjoyed many cultural conversations with the primary school students and the adult groups – from France’s geography and gastronomy to arts, music and French films.

SADAF

Sadaf is originally from London and is fluent in English and Urdu. She also speaks Italian having studied and worked in Italy. At present she is learning Spanish and Irish.

Sadaf is passionate about education and loves both teaching and learning. She has over ten years of teaching experience in a range of subjects: she teaches vegan cookery from around the world; yoga and meditation classes and she teaches English to adults and children of all levels after having completed her TEFL certification with ID languages.

To unwind, Sadaf enjoys her favourite past time, yoga, as well as practising different martial arts and learning to play the piano and guitar.

MIKEL LOPEZ MARTINEZ

He speaks Basque, Spanish, French & English fluently and he has also acquired some knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. Russian is next on his list.

Mikel studied Translation & Interpreting in Brussels and he has lived in Belgium, Luxembourg & France. Mikel is currently a freelance interpreter for the UN and he is also studying a second Masters Degree at the prestigious French École Nationale d’Administration.

Ice hockey is Mikel’s main thing. He is also a very good juggler and enjoys hiking, snowboarding and cycling.