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Alison Thackray

Native English Speaker

 Alison has been teaching English to adults and children since 2004, and founded Englop in 2020.

Believing that learning is most effective when it is fun, Alison is committed to creating an entertaining educational environment, supporting individual learners, whatever their age, to develop to their full potential.

Her experience teaching phonics and early reading make her perfectly placed to help learners connect sound to written language, improving pronunciation, developing conversational fluency alongside reading and writing skills.

Alison holds a Trinity (Cert.) TESOL and an MA (Hons.) in Social Anthropology with Development. 

 Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, a really long time ago, she describes her British accent as "the best accent for being understood".  Alison can't wait to join you on your language learning journey.


 Geraldine Suhaya

Native English Speaker


Geraldine, or Gerri as she likes to be known, is delighted to be joining the EngLop team.

She is all the way from the United Kingdom, born and bred in Yorkshire. Right now she lives with her family in the glorious island of Bali, Indonesia.

She has been teaching online for over 2 years and has more than 4,000 hours experience.

She firmly believes learning English may be hard, perhaps even complicated! But, being part of a team makes it fun, engaging and interesting.

Gerri brings an amazing energy to teaching English, and her calm, clear speaking style makes her the perfect person to help beginner or intermediate level learners.

She can't wait to help you in any way she can to achieve your English learning goals.


Sacha Stevenson

Sacha & Alison founded Englop in 2020, to create a place where English learners could be exposed to native English, and learn to use English in a more natural way.

Although Sacha has left Englop in Gerri and Alison's capable hands, she has kindly allowed us to keep her video learning content, so you will still find her popping up in unexpected places.

Sacha is a TESOL qualified native English speaker from Canada and renowned Youtuber.

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Alison and Gerri are passionate about the English language and committed to helping you learn like a native, through a holistic, communicative approach.  Develop your natural language acquisition, focusing less on grammar and more on contextual language use.

Together our native English speakers are working to create exciting video content and learning materials to help you develop your English proficiency.

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