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At Collage we only dedicated and  experienced teachers with a native level of English, however this is only the tip of the iceberg of what makes our teachers so amazing!


Collage teachers come from many different walks of life, but what brings us all together is a deep, shared feeling about the importance of hands-on learning; the love of teaching and learning alongside our students. A true belief in the benefits of real connection, of empathy, of taking the time to find what works for each and every one of our students. The energy, time and dedication that goes on behind the scenes speaks volumes to the success of our programs and to the smiles that happen in all of our classrooms! 


Our teachers are the embodiment of “Do what you love” and, alongside teaching, they have rich and varied backgrounds and passions – fine arts, theatre, music, cooking, photography, sewing and much more – and we believe this adds to the richness and community aspect of Collage.

Eleanor Sterk

Co-Director and Program Coordinator (Little and Big Makers)

Eleanor Sterk - Collage teacher

Hi! My name is Eli and along with Ela I have been running Colllage since 2021 and it has been the best adventure! Over the years, Collage became a trully important part of my life and taking it on with a friend is a real dream come true.


I have always had a wonder for the world that has taken me to many places and down many roads. Initially I chose to explore and express this through film and the arts, studying Film in Bristol. The years following my degree I explored many options, and although my interest and involvement in the arts remains to this day, I found nothing as rewarding, interesting and important as allowing children to discover and experience that same wonder and excitement about the things around them.

I have worked in schools in India, on farms and forest schools in the UK, and summer camps across Europe before completing my primary PGCE in Bath. After many years of working in schools, I formed a strong interest in alternative education.


I moved to Barcelona 10 years ago and have worked with children of all ages; teaching, caring for babies, working in a bilingual Montessori school, taking teenagers on adventures in the Alps, and babysitting for many families. I have been at Collage since 2014, teaching in the Little Faces, Little Actors and Mini Makers programs, as well as working as the Program Coordinator and school Coordinator. I continue to be amazed and inspired by working in education, both the children and myself are constantly learning and exploring, and having a lot of fun at the same time!

About - Ellie
About - Ela

Rafaela Diógenes

Co-Director and Program Coordinator (Little, Tween and Teen Actors)


Hi! I'm Ela and I've been running Collage with Eli since 2021, which has been a constant source of learning and joy. Collage has been a home to me ever since I moved to Barcelona in 2013 and started here, initially as a volunteer, but the road that brought me here was a winding one. 


I was born in Brazil and I moved to the U.S. as a teenager. This opened my eyes to how big and diverse the world is and it sparked my curiosity for different cultures. I've been a creative soul since I was very young, I started doing theatre in my childhood and never stopped. When I was 19 I started drama in University and began to teach children as a creative English educator, linking ESL teaching, the art world and early childhood education. I later studied film and Arts and Education. 


I came to Barcelona to study physical theatre. I've also studied contemporary dance and movement and storytelling, but I ended up learning much more. That's when I became truly fascinated by creative teaching and alternative education, especially Waldorf and Montessori, and RIE education. Apart from working at Collage as a lead teacher in all programs, Coordinating the theatre program (Little Actors) and managing the school during Emilie's maternity leave, I also worked in a trilingual Montessori school for four years, cared for babies, took teenagers in adventures through different Catalan pueblos, babysat and did storytelling sessions for all ages. 


I deeply believe in a creative and respectful education as a way to help children explore their imagination and truly learn from within. Collage has always offered children just that, and that's why it has not just been a home to me, but to lots of kids who come here to learn in a fun and artistic way. I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to continue doing this incredible work!

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Emilie Delcourt


Emilie Delcourt - Collage teacher

I’m Emilie, co-founder of Collage. Originally from the US, I arrived to Barcelona in 2002 fresh out of Haverford College, where my studies centered around urban spaces and community development, and specifically about the role of art in education and building communities.


When I met Kate Simer in 2003 I found a kindred spirit. We quickly discovered that what we really wanted was to create a community-focused, hands-on educational space where we could teach English the way we saw really worked: through art, through play, through fun - inspiring our students to be curious and letting that be what propels them into true language learning.


In 2005 we founded Collage. Since then I have worked with hundreds of teachers and educators, moved our innovative English programs into over 20 schools, and, most importantly, had the joy of teaching hundreds of students what I love most: a love of language, self-expression, curiosity and creativity.


One of the things I enjoy most about Collage is watching the growth that happens. Our programs don’t live in a vacuum; learning is never static and I don’t believe methodologies should be either. This means that as the years pass and our teaching community shifts and changes, the world around us shifts and changes, we do as well. Constantly adapting to the needs of our students, letting them lead their own learning process; always trying to be attuned and open to the knowledge and resources that the whole team is bringing into Collage year after year, and learning alongside our students.

Creating Collage, and then witnessing it take on its own life, has been one of my greatest joys. For me, the joy is in being able to be present for that process; create a space for it. 

Along with Collage my other passion is words. I am a writer, translator and editor, and have the great pleasure of co-editing Barcelona’s only English-language literary magazine, @parenthesesmagazine . The writing community that has grown up around Collage has been one of my cornerstones in Barcelona. 

Last, but not least, I am Pau and Emma’s mama and Joan’s partner, with whom I love to get lost!

About - Anna

Anna Davis

Program Coordinator & Lead Teacher

Anna Davis - Collage teacher

​Hello! I'm Anna and I've been working at Collage since 2014. I am the Dynamic English program coordinator which I really, really love doing.

I am from Brighton in the south of England, but have travelled extensively before settling here in Barcelona. Travel and creativity have always been my passions and it is these things that I naturally bring to the classroom. 


I have been teaching English for 12 years, both here in Barcelona and before in Argentina. I teach not only children but adults too; all ages, levels and professions, with the constant goal of making learning enjoyable and specific to each student’s needs.


I have always been involved in the arts, from photography and film, to painting and illustration. I am currently sutdying to be a qualified secondry school art teacher.

Would you like to join us at Collage? 

Are you a native English speaking educator with a passion for teaching Young Learners in a creative, dynamic and respectful way? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Would you like to join us at Collage? 

Are you a native English speaking educator with a passion for teaching Young Learners in a creative, dynamic and respectful way? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Would you like to join us at Collage? 

Are you a native English speaking educator with a passion for teaching Young Learners in a creative, dynamic and respectful way? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Vicki Robertson

Lead Teacher, AFA Coordinator & Designer

Vicki Robertson - Collage teacher

Hi! I'm Vicki and I'm a lead teacher and AFA program coordinator. I'll also be doing graphic design and marketing. This is my seventh year at Collage, with a little break in the middle when my son Max was born. I'm passionate about teaching English through creativity, play, imagination and fun. 


A few years ago I discovered the amazing world of Process Art (art that is about the making and the doing, rather than the finished product) and love including messy invitations to create in our classes. I've been teaching English in Barcelona for 16 years.


Outside of Collage I'm an illustrator and also create sewing patterns to make your own soft toys @andapandapatterns

I'm excited about this new school year, the opportunities in all the changes and the Collage community coming back together.

About - Vicki

Sophie Grove

Lead Teacher, Social Media Manager and AFA Coordinator

Sophie Grove - Collage teacher

Hello! My name is Sophie and I've been working at Collage since 2017.


I spent my childhood growing up in a village surrounded by the beautiful countryside in the South of England. I attended Art classes from the age of 6. Art, craft and upcycling are my passions. I started an IG page with some crafts I made during quarantine -


I also have a big heart for people and show this through my various voluntary roles over the years in local charities. I have studied foundation degrees in Art and in Art Therapy and then went on to achieve a degree in Social Sciences.


My teaching experience includes giving English classes to adults with learning difficulties, assisting in Art classes for people with Cerebral Palsy and teaching Creative English classes to kids of all ages. At Collage, I teach Dynamic English, Little Makers and assist in Little Actors! And I'm also in charge of the Collage Social Media!


I feel it's so important for children to be able to express themselves through creative means. With art there is no right or wrong; it allows freedom; it knows no boundaries.


I moved to sunny Barcelona nine years ago and live with my two adorable adopted cats called Mango and Maki. I look forward to another year at Collage!

About - Sophie

Diana Salcedo

Lead Teacher & AFA Coordinator

Diana Salcedo - Collage teacher

I’m a Mexican American who has lived in Barcelona for 15 years. I’ve taught English to students of all ages and backgrounds for twenty years now. I started giving private English classes to children when I was in high school; later on I obtained my degree in Hospitality Management in Miami, Florida. I worked in tourism for a while, but life drew me back to teaching.


I obtained my Cambridge Celta Certificate at International House Barcelona. I worked at the IEN-North American Institute for 11 years teaching children ages 4-9 year-olds, juniors and teens. I’ve also taught adults basic, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced levels.


I love to cook and try new recipes. Listening to music, singing and making some beats is something I enjoy doing in my free time. I appreciate art, I take pleasure in creating fun crafts with kids. I've been teaching at Collage since 2017 and I am delighted to be part of this creative, ingenious, originative team.

About - Diana
About - Ali

The Collage team over the years...

Over the past fifteen years Collage has had an incredible, dedicated team of native English-speaking educators. 

Here are just some of the amazing teachers who have brought their dedication, creativity, joy and magic to Collage and our community.

Victoria Watson

Lead Teacher & AFA Coordinator


Hi, I am both a mix of nationalities and artistic disciplines! Having grown up to Norwegian and English parents I moved a lot as a child; from Mallorca, to the UK, to Norway...I am a total mix of cultures! I have a passion for communication because of this and studied an MA in Acting, and a BA in Literature and Theatre in the UK. I am an interdisciplinary artist with a love for teaching and creative facilitation.


I am a self taught visual artist mostly working with watercolour, acrylics and now animation. I sometimes narrate my art with poems and songs I’ve written. I currently have my art for sale with Art Nou Milleni gallery as well as limited edition prints on my website. I work as a freelance illustrator and in the middle of all of that I also act! I have worked professionally in theatre in the UK and was a part of award winning theatre companies with whom I both wrote and performed. I am a great believer in collaboration and have a passionate curiosity for creative methodologies which I have had the privilege of studying through the years. I’m a real interdisciplinary artist who sees the importance of creativity in learning environments as well as throughout life.


Having taught art in Morroco, led theatre workshops in London, and taught at creative English schools I am so happy to have found a home with the Collage team. When I’m not teaching, or painting, I am learning new practices such as at the moment playing the guitar and studying a massage course. I love to read, write poetry, and be in nature. It’s nice to meet you! Feel free to take a look at my art:

Tina Marie Lopes

Lead Teacher 

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I have moved to Barcelona from Mumbai, India in June 2022. I was a practicing counsellor there and also worked a lot with groups and individuals in iclassroom teaching through my social work jobs. Over the years I have had many different Job roles, most overlapping with each other and I believe I have acquired a wider skill set due to this. 

Conducting workshops and immersive activities with children has been a part of my professional and personal journey for as long as I can remember. I have been a part of the education system in India for most of my life, first due to my social work degree, volunteer work , teaching grpups and individuals and then home schooling my own children for two academic years due to covid and I am aware of the huge impact a teacher has on the life of a student. 


After arriving in Barcelona I realised the need and importance of English teachers and I enrolled with TEFL Iberia training institute and earned a Trinity CertTESOL degree. Over my Trinity Cert TESOL I was able to find new ways to integrate knowledge in an interesting and up to date manner which seems to receive a lot of positive feedback. I have had the opportunity to create classes for different levels from elementary to pre- intermediate level with successful responses based on students comments and tutors feedback.

 I am also a beginner learner with the Spanish Language and that gives me a more empathic approach to my students learning the English language. I understand the difficulties and confusions with learning a new language and I try to make my lessons more suited and engaging for each level. 

Emma Coghlan

Lead Teacher 


Hiya! I´m Emma and this is my second year teaching the Little and Big Makers classes at Collage. Originally from the North of the UK, I relocated to Spain in 2012 and have been calling Barcelona home for the past 5 years.

My teaching background spans various age groups, including delivering art workshops in hospitals and a specialist inclusive learning center. Additionally, I´ve taught creative English classes in nurseries, primary, and secondary schools.

Beyond teaching, I´m a professional painter and mixed media artist specialising in oil and acrylic abstract art. I initially found inspiration in nature from growing up around the wild flowers and picturesque waters of the English Lake District. Living next to the Mediterranean has fueled my passion for the sea, evident in my work today. I enjoy using thick layers of paint and a palette knife to bring my paintings to life, incorporating elements of flowers, the ocean, and nature onto the canvas.

Check out my instagram: @_emmacoghlan and my website:

The Collage team over the years...

Over the past fifteen years Collage has had an incredible, dedicated team of native English-speaking educators. 

Here are just some of the amazing teachers who have brought their dedication, creativity, joy and magic to Collage and our community.

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