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Two Teachers, Two Cultures

Open the Gate to English Language Proficiency Across the Globe

Welcome to a journey of exploration, a journey that began when college friends Miriam and Irith, reconnected during the COVID pandemic. Irith and Miriam have both dedicated their professional lives to teaching students from all over the world; Irith in Milan, Italy and Miriam in Massachusetts. After numerous conversations and hours of zoom calls, they realized that they wanted to create an English language program that would be like no other. It would bring together different cultures, different native language accents, and different perspectives. So join Irith and Miriam on a journey of exploration and learn English for a changing world!


Meet Irith!

Irith Gubbay Alcalay was born and raised in Mumbai, India and has lived and worked in the USA, Israel, and her current home, Milan, Italy. In Israel, Irith trained as a community worker developing Arab/Jewish relations, and discovering her love of bringing diverse people and cultures together. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience and prepares students for the Cambridge English and IELTS Exams. Irith graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Economics. Irith is CELTA certified for both adults and young learners.

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Meet Miriam!

Miriam Morgenstern has taught English to students from more than 40 different countries at the university and secondary school level. She is the author of social studies curricula, and trains teachers in pedagogy throughout the United States. 

Miriam received a degree in Political Science from Brandeis University and her MS TESL from the State University of New York at Albany. She is certified to teach ESL and Social Studies in Massachusetts.



Miriam and Irith met on the football/soccer pitch/field as teammates on Brandeis University's first women's varsity football/soccer team.  Go Judges*! 
*Brandeis University's athletic teams are known as the Judges.
The University was named after Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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