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My name’s Kip Kelland but please call me ‘boss’ or ‘the gaffer’. I cover a number of roles here, including those of Co-owner and Principal, but first and foremost I’m a teacher – after doing it for over 40 years I still love it, and probably spend too much time teaching and not enough managing. I’m married to Angela, with two Anglo-Italian boys who have grown up far too quickly. When I’m not teaching I like relaxing with a good book, watching (not playing!) rugby, or cycling around the hills and valleys of Friuli. I also love exotic cuisine, both cooking it and eating it. And last but definitely not least, I’ve been a Chelsea FC fan ever since I saw us draw 1-1 with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in 1966. Now watch the video!
I set up the school with Kip way back in 1989 and have been formally retired since summer 2019. But I love this place so much that you’ll still find me here doing odd jobs! I know where my strengths lie so I have always left the teaching side of things to others! At home I enjoy cooking, embroidery, reading and the company of good friends, and when the weekend comes around I always head for the hills and mountains.
Pleased to meet you. I’m Emma and I’m the DOS here at KT. I live in the centre of Udine and love the town as it’s just the right size for me, there are plenty of cultural activities and some nice places to drink good wine. KT is a really friendly school and I feel lucky to have such great students and colleagues, so I’m hoping to stay for many years to come. Now watch the video!
Hello! I’m Alan. I was born in Jersey, the original Jersey not the new one in the US. It is a small island in the English Channel which is part of the British Isles but which is actually closer to France and which is famous for its beautiful cows. I have lived and worked in London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Australia, Bolivia and China. I now live in Friuli with my partner and young daughter. I am a big Udinese fan as my father is a Furlan and I am hoping that this year will be the one when ‘le zebrette’ finally win the scudetto for the first time in their history so that I can join in the celebrations. Come on Udin! Now watch the video!
Hi everyone, my name is Tom and I’ve been teaching at Keep Talking since graduating in 2013 from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London) where I studied Chinese language and culture. But don’t worry, KT’s “Only English” policy will prevent me from showing off my Mandarin speaking skills! I am of both English and Italian heritage; this as a teacher will allow me to connect with students of the Bel Paese. I am very interested in languages and enjoy travelling around the globe observing different cultures and people. I have always been into sports and music and, believe or not, was part of a folk dance troupe here in Friuli. I am also a total film fanatic but, when I’m not watching some weird independent black and white production, I spend most of my free time with my mates. See you in the classroom! Now watch the video!