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Meet our Senior Teacher - Hassnen Ramji

Ramji Hassnen


Hassnen has been in the field of education since 2001 and has worked in various countries such as Brazil, Spain, Oman and Kuwait. He has worked with learners of various academic levels and ages and holds the Cambridge CELTA and Delta qualifications, and an MA in TESOL. Hassnen has designed and delivered courses for organisations including the Ministry of Education in Kuwait and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar.

Sahar Rizk, English teacher

Sahar Rizk

“Throughout my teaching career, I've found that working in teaching surprises and challenges me." 

Students can always do more than what I expect them to do! I try to include a range of methods and entertaining activities to help them learn and enjoy English.

Sahar has a BA in teaching, CELTA, DELTA. She has taught for 17 years in schools and at the British Council. 

Sam Ayton

Country Director

Sam joined the British Council Qatar as Director in September 2018. She has worked internationally in cultural relations with the British Council for over 20 years in Europe, the Americas, East Asia, South Asia and MENA working to share the best of UK’s education system whilst learning from others and developing links with the UK’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

Tim Vyner

Tim Vyner

Tim Vyner graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1988 and continues to work in education as Professor of Illustration at Bath Spa University. He travels the world drawing life as he experiences it on the vibrant streets of our cities. He records global sporting events, documents diverse communities and tours public museums. He works for galleries, publishers, newspapers and private collectors and has covered World Cups, Olympic Games and busy national events.

Sounds Right App

Sounds Right

An interactive pronunciation chart to help you learn the sounds of English quickly and easily. It also features audio playback for phonemes and sample words using the sounds.

Download for: iOS (iPad only)

Zoheb Khawaja

Head of Business Development & Country Lead – Exams

Zoheb joined the British Council in June 2013. He has previously worked in different industries in a business development and account management function. His current role is to provide leadership and strategic management to Qatar exams department. 

Amna Hamad Al-thani

This picture captured by Amna Hamas Al Tani shows a farm in Qatar called Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation that began growing crops in greenhouses to help the people in Qatar after the blockade. This helped Qatar become more self-sustainable by growing its own food, which became readily found in stores. Amna is a student at Doha English Speaking School (DESS), in year 4. She loves horse riding, photography, and playing tennis.

Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge App

Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge

Beat the clock and answer as many grammar and vocabulary questions as you can in 60 seconds! Hosted by quizmaster Johnny Grammar, this app features Beginner to Advanced level questions.

Download for: iOS | Android (Amazon)

Julie Tait - LICAF

Julie Tait – Founder Director of LICAF and main collaborator with the MENA region project ‘Ink to Action’ 2023 and 2024. Julie will assist with the creation of the presentational outcomes and document the project gaining feedback from artists, teachers and, as appropriate, the participants themselves.

Maissa Cortbaoui - Head of Resources - British Council, Qatar

Maissa Cortbaoui

HR Manager Oman, Qatar, UAE

Maissa joined us in March 2013. She has previously worked in different positions related to human resources management and operations management. Her role is to provide strategic and tactical Human Resources management for the Qatar, UAE and Oman offices.