Nick, of Anglo-Dutch nationality, is a linguist specialising in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), earning accreditation in 2019.
He studied his undergraduate degree in media studies and French at the University of Sussex which included an Erasmus year at the Université Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux, France, where he studied cinema and theatre production (les arts du spectacle).
A year after graduating, he worked to travel full-circle round South America, learning Spanish in evening classes beforehand.
Following two years working in publishing in London, in 2010 he emigrated to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, shortly after qualifying as a teacher of EFL with International House London, achieving a CELTA pass A.
Since then, he has gone on to live and teach in the Basque Country in Donostia-San Sebastián, as well as in the foothills of The Pyrenees near Vicenza, Italy. He has also taught English at global language school franchises in Brighton, Bristol, London and Oxford. Nick has regularly worked at the University of Portsmouth and Cardiff University as a tutor of EAP to international students.
He is also a qualified secondary school teacher of MFL for children and young adults aged 11-18 – completing his PGCE at the University of Southampton in 2016 and NQT the year after.
Parallel to teaching, Nick is a copywriter, editor and PR freelancer – he completed industry accreditation in public relations with the PRCA in 2016.
Nick was a freelance broadcast sports journalist, having reported at international and domestic competitions in three languages. He has enjoyed working on projects and collaborations for the likes of the International Paralympic Committee, the International Canoe Federation, British Canoeing, the World Paddle Awards, Sportscene Media House, and for sports charities.
Nick is a drummer with samba reggae band, Batala Portsmouth, a radio presenter with Fiesta FM, and a keen Latin dancer.